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JSW Steel Ltd

BSE Code : 500228 | NSE Symbol : JSWSTEEL | ISIN:INE019A01038| SECTOR : Steel |

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MARKET CAP (RS CR) 204403.27
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14-Feb-2024

JSW Steel records 7% growth in consolidated crude steel production in Jan'24

13-Feb-2024

JSW Steel forms JV with JFE Steel Corporation, Japan

09-Jan-2024

JSW Steel consolidated Q3 crude steel production up 12% on YoY basis

22-Dec-2023

JSW Steel to conduct board meeting

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Share Holding

Category No. of shares Percentage
Total Foreign 678492057 27.75
Total Institutions 231916772 9.48
Total Govt Holding 12385490 0.51
Total Non Promoter Corporate Holding 205218882 8.39
Total Promoters 1095758042 44.81
Total Public & others 221682723 9.07
Total 2445453966 100
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About JSW Steel Ltd

JSW Steel Ltd, the flagship company of the JSW Group, is an integrated steel manufacturer in India with an installed steel-making capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in India and USA. The Company offers the entire gamut of steel products - Hot Rolled, Cold Rolled, Galvanized, Galvalume, Pre-painted Galvanised, Pre-painted Galvalume, TMT Rebars, Wire Rods & Special Steel Bars, Rounds & Blooms. They have manufacturing facilities at Vijayanagar in Karnataka, Dolvi, Vasind, Kalmeshwar, Tarapur in Maharashtra, Salem in Tamil Nadu and Texas in USA. JSW Steel's plant at Vijayanagar in Karnataka, is the largest single location steel producing facility in the country with a capacity of 28.5 MTPA. JSW Steel is part of US$ 22 billion O.P. Jindal Group. JSW Steel Ltd was originally incorporated as Jindal Vijayanagar Steel Ltd on March 15, 1994. During the year, the company entered into a technical arrangement with Voest Alpine Industrieanlagenbau (VAI), for technical details with respect to productivity, iron ore technical details etc. The company set up two joint venture companies namely Jindal Tractebel Power Company Ltd and Jindal Praxair Oxygen Co (P) Ltd for supply of power of 2 x 130 MW of power and supply of Oxygen respectively. In the year l995, the company entered into a joint venture with Praxair to build and operate world's largest cryogenic air separation plants for supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Jindal's integrated steel facility in Bellary in Karnataka. In the year 1997, the company commissioned the BOF & CCP Units to synchronize with the commissioning of the first unit of Corex. Also, they entered into a joint venture with Mysore Minerals Ltd (A Government of Karnataka Undertaking) the Leaseholder of Thimmappanagudi deposits, to form Jindal Mysore Minerals Mining Company Pvt Ltd. In March 1997, JVSL commissioned the first phase of the roughing mill of their hot strip mill. In the year 1999, the company entered into an agreement with the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) for procuring slab. They acquired 60 per cent stake in a city-based joint venture company, Chemicon. Also, they made an agreement with Saint-Gobain Glass India to install an air separation plant for the supply of nitrogen and hydrogen to Saint-Gobain's float glass unit at Chennai. In the year 2000, the company implemented a total integrated resource planning solution for their business process, which was the first of its kind in India. The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with miners in and around the company's captive mines located in the Bellary Hospet region in Karnataka. The MoU was signed for supplying iron ore fines for the company's pelletisation plant. JSW group acquired the company and took over the Management from November 2004. Salem Works is the only integrated steel plant in Tamil Nadu and is located at Pottaneri/M. Kalipatti villages and at about 35 kms from Salem. In 2005, JSWSL approved the merger of Euro Ikon Iron & Steel Pvt Ltd, Euro Coke & Energy Pvt Ltd, and JSW Power Ltd. The company's name was changed to JSW Steel Limited on June 16, 2005. In January 2007, the company executed a Development Agreement with The Government of West Bengal, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited (WBIDC) West Bengal Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (WBMDTC) for setting up a 10 MTPA steel plant in suitable phases. JSW steel has inaugurated two exclusive JSW Shoppe in Hubli, Karnataka on December 4, 2007, At JSW Shoppe, end consumer will also know about different application of different steel products being manufactured by the company through actual components and pictures from Automobile, White Goods Sectors, and Construction. In March 28, 2008, the company incorporated a 100% subsidiary namely JSW Building Systems Ltd to design, make, prepare, develop, create, alter, replace, repair pre-fabricated building systems and technologies. In April 10, 2009, the 2.8 MTPA Crude Steel Expansion Project at Vijayanagar Works commenced commercial production enhancing the Crude Steel manufacturing capacity to 6.8 MTPA and scaling up the overall steel manufacturing capacity of the Company to 7.8 MTPA. In November 19, 2009, the company signed a strategic collaboration agreement with JFE Steel Corporation, the world renowned Japanese steel company at Mumbai. This collaboration agreement provides an ideal platform for both the steel companies to come together and leverage each others strength to their mutual benefit. In December 2009, the company commissioned the 30 MW Power Plant at Tarapur, equipped with latest ESP system and designed for zero affluent discharge. Also, the company entered into an agreement with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) for sale of the surplus power. Since December 2009, the company has been selling the surplus power to MSEDCL. The state-of-the-art new Hot Strip Mill with a capacity of 5 MTPA is being implemented in two phases. The Phase-I with a capacity of 3.5 MTPA has been successfully commissioned on March 28, 2010. After successful trial runs, the Mill commenced commercial operations on April 10, 2010. In September 2010, they commissioned the 300 MW captive power plant at Vijayanagar works. Also, they commissioned the phase of the Blooming Mill with capacity of 0.25 mtpa in Salem works. In December 2010, they commissioned the two of the four batteries (Battery A&B) of coke oven 4 (1.95 mtpa capacity) in at Vijayanagar works. In January 2011, they acquired the assets of Integrated Steel Plant division of Bellary Steel & Alloys Ltd. In February 2011, the company commissioned the Sinter plant 3 (5.75 mtpa capacity) at Vijayanagar works, the largest such facility in India. In October 2011, the company signed a joint venture agreement with Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. Tokyo, (MISI) to set-up a steel processing center in North India, under the name of JSW MI Steel Service Center Pvt Ltd. The company has decided to set up a new cold rolling mill complex of 2.3 mtpa in two phases at its Vijaynagar Works, considering the growing demand from consumer durables and automobile segment for CRCA products. By 2012-2013, JSW Steel became India's largest integrated private steel manufacturer with a combined capacity of 14.3 MTPA. On 1 October 2013, JSW Steel announced its plan to set up a second steel processing center in India's automotive hue Pune (Maharashtra) with its joint venture partner Marubeni Itochu Steel Inc. Tokyo, (MISI). The first phase of the project is expected to come on stream by FY 2014 with an installed capacity of 1.8 lakh tonnes per annum and will be scaled up to 3.6 lakh tonnes per annum in phase two. The project will be set up at a capital cost of Rs 204 crore and will be funded through 50% equity and 50% debt element. On 5 October 2013, JSW Steel executed a Business Transfer Agreement with Heidelberg Cement India Ltd. for the acquisition of its cement grinding facility at Raigad, Maharashtra, as a going concern on slump sale basis. On 21 February 2014, JSW Steel announced that it has executed a legally binding Share Purchase Agreement and Shareholders Agreement with the shareholders of Vallabh Tinplate Pvt Ltd (VTPL) and VTPL to acquire 26% equity in VTPL immediately and increase its equity stake in VTPL to 50% in due course. The total investment to acquire 50% equity stake in VTPL is estimated to be a maximum of Rs 46 crore depending upon financial performance of VTPL. This acquisition marks JSW Steel's entry into growing tinplate business in India. VTPL is currently operating a 60,000 MT per annum tinplate manufacturing facility in Beopror Village, Rajpura, Patiala District in the State of Punjab in India. VTPL is owned by Vardhaman Industries Ltd (VIL) along with its promoters. On 25 April 2014, JSW Steel announced the launch of its Cold Roll Mill 2 (CRM-2) facility at Vijaynagar Works, Karnataka. The new CRM-2 complex, with a production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), is the most sophisticated plant by configuration with capacity to produce high strength and advanced high strength steel, both in uncoated and coated categories and wider width up to 1870 mm. The CRM-2 facility includes a Continuous Annealing Line, which is the first to start operations in India. On 31 October 2014, JSW Steel announced that it has completed the acquisition of the entire shareholding of Welspun Enterprises Limited (WEL) held in Welspun Maxsteel Limited (WMSL). Earlier, on 18 August 2014, JSW Steel had announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with WEL, pursuant to which the company shall acquire the entire equity shares held by WEL in WMSL for an enterprise value of Rs 1000 crore plus net assets as of an agreed date of 31 August 2014. WMSL has installed capacity of 0.9 MTPA gas based DRI plant, with a captive jetty and a captive railway siding. JSW Steel has surplus pellets in its subsidiary Amba River Coke Limited which will be supplied to WMSL. The cost of production of WMSL is expected to come down due to replacement of significant portion of its bought-out pellets with captive pellets. The DRI produced by WMSL shall be used partly by JSW Steel's Dolvi unit, and would be consumed in the entirety post completion of its ongoing expansion to 5 MTPA. WMSL also has vacant land of about 480 acres available for future expansions. On 24 November 2014, JSW Steel informed stock exchanges that it has submitted a binding bid for takeover of Rolling Mills of the Piombini Plant of Lucchini in Italy subject to certain terms and conditions. On 17 December 2014, JSW Steel announced that the company has decided to put on hold the implementation of its proposed 10 MTPA Greenfield steel plant project in West Bengal. Ban/restriction on iron ore mining in the country followed by cancellation of coal blocks including coal mines earmarked for the project brought severe uncertainty to the linkages of critical inputs for steel making. In this backdrop, financing a capital-intensive Greenfield project will be very challenging. JSW Steel will continue to work with the West Bengal state government to find alternatives to establish raw material linkages for the project so as to take up implementation of the Greenfield project in due course. On 22 February 2016, JSW Steel announced that credit rating agency ICRA has revised its long term rating on the back facilities and non-convertible debentures of the company downward by one notch. The downward revision in the long term rating takes into account the significant drop in steel prices due to downturn in the global steel industry and continued imports into India at predatory prices negatively impacting the company's profitability and cash accruals. On 17 August 2016, JSW Steel announced that it has completed the acquisition of 74% shareholding of Praxair India Private Limited in JSW Praxair Oxygen Private Limited (JPOPL) for a cash consideration of Rs 240 crore. Post the acquisition, JPOPL has become a wholly owned subsidiary of JSW Steel. Earlier, on 16 August 2016, JSW Steel executed a Share Purchase Agreement with Praxair India Private Limited to acquire their entire shareholding of 74% in JSW Praxair Oxygen Private Limited (JPOPL) for a cash consideration of Rs 240 crore. JSW Steel said this acquisition is strategic in nature as it will provide the company the benefit of backward integration. JPOPL is engaged in the business of production and sale of industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and argon and has set up two air separation plants, each with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day, at Toranagallu, Bellary District, Karnataka. JSW Steel sources industrial gases from JPOPL amongst others at prices based on long term contracts. The Board of Directors of JSW Steel at its meeting held on 27 October 2016 approved the sub-division of each of the equity shares of the company having a face value of Rs 10 into 10 equity shares of a face value of Re 1 each. The Board also approved the raising of funds not exceeding Rs 2000 crores in the aggregate, through the issuance of Redeemable Non-Convertible Debentures either by way of a Public Issue or by way of a Private Placement and has authorised a sub-committee of Directors to decide on all matters relating to the proposed issuance of the Debentures including finalisation and approval of the detailed terms of issue. The issue proceeds would be majorly used for refinancing of expensive debt, to meet long term working capital requirements, to meet requirements for Normal Capital Expenditure and for General Corporate purposes. The Board of Directors of JSW Steel at its meeting held on 31 October 2017 approved to form a wholly owned subsidiary of the company in the name of JSW Utkal Steel Limited or such other name as may be approved by the Registrar of Companies, with an initial investment of up to Rs 150 crore to undertake preliminary studies and for other costs. JSW Steel as a part of its growth strategy proposes to set up a steel plant in Odisha. Odisha provides a wonderful opportunity to build one of the world's lowest cost and port based pellet and steel producing facilities and could be the next destination in the company's growth path to achieve its vision. On 20 December 2017, JSW Steel announced that it has commenced the national roll-out of JSW Everglow, a colour-coated steel product that aims to provide beautiful and innovative roofing and wall solutions for modern India. On 12 February 2018, JSW Steel announced that it has commenced iron ore mining operations in Tunga Mines which is of capacity 0.3 MTPA. The company commenced operations at the mine after receiving all the required clearances and final commencement letter from Department of Mines & Geology, Government of Karnataka. Earlier, JSW Steel had announced on 7 October 2016 that it was declared as a preferred bidder for 5 iron ore mines having an estimated resource of 111 million tonnes in the auctions conducted for 7 Category C minutes conducted by the Karnataka state government during the period 1 October 2016 to 6 October 2016. On 26 March 2018, JSW Steel announced that its US subsidiary JSW Steel (US) Inc and the Office of Governor, Texas USA have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to develop and augment the steel industry in Texas. According to the Memorandum, JSW Steel (USA) Inc has agreed to consider investment of up to USD 500 million in phases (subject to EPA approval) in developing its steel manufacturing infrastructure in Baytown, Texas, USA. As part of the Memorandum, the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott has approved USD 3.4 million grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund to the company. The intended investment by JSW USA will be used to undertake capability enhancement of its plate and pipe unit located in Baytown, Texas USA. The company will invest USD 150 million (already underway) to augment the unit's capabilities. This capex programme is expected to be completed by March 2020. JSW USA intends to use the rest of the investment, up to 350 million, to set up a new hot end facility to make their steel 'melt and manufacture'. On 29 March 2018, JSW Steel announced that it has entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with JSM International Limited, Acero Junction Holdings Inc. and Acero Junction Inc. for acquisition of 100% shares of Acero Junction Holdings Inc., a Delaware Corporation, for a cash consideration of USD 80.85 million. The transaction is subject to fulfilment of conditions precedent and other terms as per the Stock Purchase Agreement, with a long stop date of 31 May 2018. Acero Junction Holdings Inc. owns 100% of the shareholding of Acero Junction Inc., which is a steel manufacturing mill that uses the electric arc furnace route to produce hot rolled coils. The acquisition provides a unique opportunity for JSW Steel to establish its presence in Ohio, United States and gain deeper access to the North American market. The total Enterprise Value of the transaction is about USD 180.35 million, with equity value of USD 80.85 million and liabilities of USD 99.5 million, subject to closing adjustments. The acquisition shall be funded by way of a combination of internal accruals from JSW Steel and debt to be raised at Acero Junction Inc. On 2 April 2018, JSW Steel announced that the company in the capacity of an investor jointed Nu Metal & Steel Pvt Ltd in submitting a binding bid for Essar Steel Ltd, which is under the corporate insolvency resolution process as per the provisions of The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). On 4 April 2018, JSW Steel announced that it has reported highest ever monthly crude steel production of 1.52 million tonnes for March 2018 with year on year growth of 5%. The company also reported highest ever quarterly crude steel production of 4.31 million tonnes in Q4 March 2018 with year on year growth of 5%. The company also reported highes ever annual crude steel production of 16.27 million tonnes with a growth of 3% over previous year. The Company had fifty direct and indirect subsidiaries and ten JVs as on 31 March, 2019. In October 2020, Company acquired Asian Colour Coated Ispat Ltd. (ACCIL) through JSW Steel Coated Products Ltd. (JSWSCPL). During the FY2021,the company acquired equity shares of JSW Vallabh Tinplate Pvt Ltd and consequently became wholly owned subsidiary of the company. The company has 51 direct and indirect subsidiaries and 8 JVs as on 31 March 2021. During the quarter ended 30 June 2021,the company spent Rs 2688 crore on capex,against the total planned capex spend of Rs 18240 crore for FY2022. During the quarter ended 30 September 2021,the company spent Rs 3639 crore on capex,against the total planned capex spend of Rs 18240 crore for FY2022. On 01 October 2021, the Company acquired 80% shareholding in Neotrex Steel Private Limited (NSPL) and consequently became subsidiary of the Company w.e.f. 01 October 2021. In accordance with the Share Subscription Agreement entered into with JSW Paints Private Limited on 23 July 2021, the Company has agreed to invest Rs.750 crore in JSW Paints Private Limited. During the quarter, the Company has invested Rs.300 crore and has been allotted 16,216,215 equity shares which approximates to 7.5% of the issued and paid-up equity capital of JSW Paints Private Limited. On 24 November 2021, the company through its subsidiary PSL has completed acquisition of 100% shares of West Waves Maritime and Allied Services Pvt Ltd(WWMASPL) from Magnificient Merchandise and Advisory Services Pvt Ltd for a consideration of Rs 0.31 crore.Consequently WWMASPL has become a step down subsidiary of the company w.e.f. 24 November 2021. During the quarter ended 31 December 2021, the company spent Rs 4026 crore and the total of Rs 10353 crore till Q3 of FY2022 as against a total planned capex spend of Rs 18240 crore for FY2022. The Company doubled its crude steel capacity in Dolvi to 10 MTPA, with integrated steel operations being commenced at the 5 MTPA brownfield expansion in FY 2021-22. It met 43% of its total iron ore requirements from captive mines. It acquired the process and turnaround operations of Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd. (BPSL). It commissioned 225 MW of solar capacity in Vijayanagar with focus on renewable energy, which was operational in April 2022. In FY 2021-22, newly acquired entities, Asian Colour Coated Ispat Ltd, Vallabh Tinplate Pvt. Ltd., Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. and Plate and Coil Mill Division of Welspun Corp Ltd. helped the Company consolidate its position as a value added steel manufacturer. As part of capacity expansion of CRM1 complex at Vijayanagar to 1.8 MTPA, the second Continuous Galvanising Line (CGL) was commissioned in the fourth quarter of FY 2021-22. The Colour-coating line of 0.3 MTPA was commissioned in March 2022. All expansions as a part of Vasind and Tarapur's modernisation and capacity enhancement project was commissioned with the 0.45 MTPA GI/GL line at Vasind in October 2021 and commissioning of 0.25 MTPA Color Coating Line in May 2021. It set up a 8 MTPA pellet plant which was commissioned and made operational in FY 2020-21. The Board of Directors of JSW Steel Limited at its meeting held on May 27, 2022, have approved a Composite Scheme of Arrangement, providing for amalgamation of its Joint Venture Creixent Special Steels Limited (CSSL) and CSSL's subsidiary JSW Ispat Special Products Limited (JISPL) with the Company, the Appointed Date of the Scheme as April 1, 2022. The Phase II Dolvi expansion of 5 MTPA was commissioned in FY 2021-22. During the year 2022-23, Hasaud Steel Limited (HSL) and Asian Colour Coated Ispat Limited (ACCIL) were amalgamated with JSW Steel Coated (the Company) through Scheme of Amalgamation on January 5, 2023, which became effective from April 1, 2022. The Company and JSW Shipping & Logistics Private Limited (JSLPL) held equity of Piombino Steel Limited (PSL) in the ratio of 49% and 51%, respectively. As a result of this ratio, Bhushan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL) was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of Piombino Steel Limited (PSL) effective on March 26, 2021. Resulting to the said acquisition, PSL became a subsidiary of JSW Steel with effect from October 1, 2021.

JSW Steel Ltd Chairman Speech

A confident and sustainable future for all

Dear Stakeholder,

The year 2022 is a momentous one for India, as the country prepares to commemorate 75 years of its journey as an independent and progressive nation. What makes this present time even more special is that India finds itself on a springboard for rapid growth that will enhance its economic standing in the global order. This growth will be underpinned by an infrastructure push, digital inclusion and rising per capita income, with the Union Government taking the lead on capex, to 'crowd in' private investments. Steel is an integral part of this story. At JSW Steel, we invest in the country's future, and are growing hand in hand with India.

The financial year gone by was a mixed bag, with most major economies rebounding from the negative effects of COVID-19. However, commodity price volatility, soaring energy prices, lingering supply chain challenges and geopolitical conflicts have made the recovery increasingly fragile. Although global growth expectations have moderated recently, the structural demand drivers for commodities like steel remain intact.

Another year of record performance

It gives me immense pleasure to share with you JSW Steel's record performance during the year under review, despite the second wave of the pandemic in India testing our collective resilience and threatening to derail the economic recovery. However, unlike the first wave, we did not have to shut down our plants. Domestic demand was impacted initially due to localised lockdowns, and we focused on exports to offset the impact during the second wave.

At the same time, when the nation faced severe shortage in medical-grade oxygen, we supported the government's efforts by supplying liquid oxygen from our plants to health facilities, and also by setting up COVID care facilities near our plants. The successful rollout of the world's largest vaccination drive in India saw a rapid improvement in sentiment in the second half of FY 2021-22, and we moved our focus back to the domestic market. Our capacity utilisation levels remained high at 89%, and we delivered record steel production. We continued our focus on value added and special products (VASP) in our portfolio mix, with 60% of our sales being VASP in FY 2021-22. We commissioned our 5 MTPA expansion at Dolvi during the year, which is the largest ever single phase expansion undertaken by the Indian steel industry, and comprises India's largest blast furnace and steel melt shop. Commodity inflation impacted our cost structure, with coking coal prices reaching US$670 per tonne FOB Australia in March 2022, and energy prices at elevated levels. While steel prices rose, we also focused on cost-efficiency initiatives to protect margins.

We commissioned our 5 MTPA expansion at Dolvi during the year, which is the largest ever single phase expansion undertaken by the Indian steel industry, and comprises India's largest blast furnace and steel melt shop.

JSW Steel delivered its highest ever EBITDA of ?39,007 crore and Net Profit of ?20,938 crore. The board has proposed a record dividend of ? 17.35 per share, in line with our dividend policy.

Our balance sheet remains strong with robust cash flow generation, and the strongest credit metrics in several years. Our Net Debt-to-EBITDA, on a consolidated basis, stands at a comfortable 1.45x.

Subsidiaries and acquisitions start to deliver value

Our subsidiaries and recent acquisitions also recorded strong performance and turnaround. We successfully consolidated the Bhushan Power and Steel (BPSL) acquisition, which delivered exceptional performance, and generated strong EBITDA and cash flows. Our Joint Venture company, JSW Ispat Special Products, improved its performance, and we have announced a merger of the company with JSW Steel, subject to requisite approvals. Our US operations turned profitable during the year.

Advancing with steel, growing with india

Steel continues to be the essential material for newer urban constructions, mobility, and renewable energy infrastructure. Key players in the Indian and global steel industry are today focused on producing value-added steel products, made in the most efficient and responsible ways. The steel industry is poised to benefit from the global spend on infrastructure and the energy transition.

The World Steel Association is making notable strides in providing global leadership on all major strategic issues impacting the industry, particularly focusing on economic, environmental and social sustainability. I am honoured to serve as its Chairman, and I consider this to be an opportunity to contribute and collaborate with various stakeholders to create the market conditions necessary to transition to low-carbon steelmaking.

The future of the Indian steel industry is exciting with a steadily expanding domestic market. During FY 2021-22, Indian steel consumption grew to 106 MnT from the pre- pandemic level of 100 MnT. Demand is expected to grow at a healthy rate through the current decade. We view the export duties imposed on steel in May 2022 as a short- term headwind, since they have been imposed with the objective of controlling inflation. We continue to engage with the government on this matter and believe that the duties would be withdrawn once inflation moderates.

India is a cost-competitive exporter of steel, and has an opportunity to take on a larger role in the global steel trade. The Indian government continues to encourage manufacturing-led growth and merchandise exports from India. We are expanding our India capacity in a phased manner to 37 MTPA from 27 MTPA at present to tap the opportunities in the domestic as well as global markets.

India is a cost-competitive exporter of steel, and has an opportunity to take on a larger role in the global steel trade.

The expansion of our Vijayanagar plant from 12 MTPA to 19.5 MTPA is underway, and capex cost is well below global benchmarks. BPSL is being expanded to 5 MTPA. BPSL has a strong presence in the eastern India market, and being located in Odisha, it enjoys the strategic advantage of proximity to iron ore mines. The Dolvi 5 MTPA expansion was commissioned in FY 2021-22, and will be highly cost competitive as it has the best-in-class technologies for higher efficiency.

The expansion of our Vijayanagar plant from 12 MTPA to 19.5 MTPA is underway, and capex cost is well below global benchmarks.

Value-added products and responsible steel

We are further strengthening our business model by increasing capacity while reducing our environmental footprint. Our ongoing expansions are oriented towards producing steel with higher use of renewable power, best- in-class digitalisation to achieve operational efficiency and best available technologies (BAT) to reduce associated CO2 emissions. We are consciously going beyond basic steel and are consistently maintaining the share of VASP in our product mix to over 50%.

Our thrust on R&D and product development has made us the largest and preferred supplier across categories, from Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) to meet safety and lightweight requirements in automotive and tinplate used in food packaging, to corrosion-resistant steel for white goods.

The energy transition has provided a significant opportunity for steel players, with huge investments being made in renewable power generation, and transmission & distribution infrastructure, all of which are steel-intensive. Our brand Galvos is used extensively in solar installations. We have also made significant inroads into electrical steels, which are used in various electrical devices such as transformers.

Digitalisation reaping substantial benefits

One of our top priorities has been the digitalisation of our operations, with the deployment of cutting-edge technology. At the outset, we had set specific goals to inculcate a 'digital first' organisational culture, enabled by systems, people and technology. We implemented Industry 4.0 in our manufacturing process to make our operations efficient, including automation, augmented and virtual reality, advanced robotics, loT, AI and machine learning across 200+ lighthouse projects. These efforts have started bearing fruit, with increased cost efficiency, better turnaround times, optimised resource usage and enhanced safety performance.

Setting benchmarks in ESG performance

At JSW Steel, ESG is core to everything we do, and during FY 2021-22, we made significant progress towards our 17 focus areas. We retained our leadership rating of A- in the 2021 CDP Climate Change assessment, being the only company in India and Asia (ex-Japan) to achieve this feat in our category. We were also included in the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability Index for Emerging Markets and were named Sustainability Champion by World Steel Association for the fourth consecutive year. We became the first steel company in the world to issue a US dollar-denominated Sustainability Linked Bond (SLB). The US$500 million SLB has a tenure of 10.5 years and is linked to our CO2 reduction target. We have committed to reduce our CO2 emissions intensity (Scope 1 and 2) by 42% by 2030, compared to the base year of 2005, aligned with India's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

We became the first steel company in the world to issue a US dollar- denominated Sustainability Linked Bond (SLB)

We have earmarked ? 10,000 crore for investments to reduce our carbon emissions through various initiatives, such as increasing the use of renewable energy to replace thermal power, reduce our fuel rate through improved raw material quality via beneficiation, and deployment of Best Available Technologies (BAT). We have contracted for ~1 GW of renewable energy, of which 225 MW became operational in April 2022, and the balance will come on stream in phases. Meanwhile, all our finished products underwent lifecycle analysis this year and received Environment Product Declaration through the International EPD System; this demonstrates our commitment to measuring and reducing the environmental impact of our products, and reporting these impacts in a transparent manner.

We have earmarked Rs. 10,000 crore for investments to reduce our carbon emissions through various initiatives

I am happy to share that JSW Steel was honoured with World Steel Association's Steelie Award in the category of Excellence in Life Cycle Application. This recognition highlights our focus on product sustainability and encourages us to continue to drive more sustainable products. Our stewardship across areas of water and waste will continue, and we will maintain our focus on making circular economy a reality for all.

Our focus on overall people experience, and their health and safety remains steadfast. To this end, we continue to carry out regular engagements, training programmes, inspections and audits, and campaigns. Through the Contractor Assessment & Rating for Excellence in Safety (CARES) programme, we are also ensuring contractor safety. To make our commitment to greener operations more inclusive, we have unveiled an EV Policy for our employees, which is aimed at encouraging them to make sustainable mobility choices.

The JSW Foundation continued to positively impact the lives of millions. It's a matter of great pride that the JSW Foundation is now a member of the United Nations Global Compact and is the first Indian foundation to receive ISO 26000:2010 conformance for contributing to social responsibility.

Our progress on ESG goals, and continued business outperformance are outcomes of the robust governance mechanism that we have established. Our Board, with credible and renowned members, plays a key role in guiding and progressing our ESG agenda. The Board's diverse experience, collective intelligence and insights help us to think and act ahead of the curve, and deliver sustained stakeholder value. All our statutory Board Committees are chaired by Independent Directors, and the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee are fully independent.

Acknowledgements

I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt condolences to the family of our Independent Board Member, Mr. Malay Mukherjee, who passed away earlier this year. Mr. Mukherjee's counsel led by his unparalleled experience in building global level steel capabilities has significantly helped JSW Steel in its journey. It is with fond memories that we will remember him.

I would like to welcome Ms. Fiona Paulus to the board. With her global investment banking experience, focused on the resources and energy sectors, and leadership in the area of risk management, we look forward to her advice and counsel.

I also take this opportunity to thank all our stakeholders - the Central, State and local governments, our customers, investors, regulators, lenders, suppliers and advisors - for their continued support.

Finally, my sincere thanks to JSW Steel's exceptionally talented and hardworking team, who are relentlessly pursuing our mission of being Better Everyday.

As we continue to dream bigger, challenge norms and do better, I look forward to your continued support.

   

JSW Steel Ltd Company History

JSW Steel Ltd, the flagship company of the JSW Group, is an integrated steel manufacturer in India with an installed steel-making capacity of 28 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) in India and USA. The Company offers the entire gamut of steel products - Hot Rolled, Cold Rolled, Galvanized, Galvalume, Pre-painted Galvanised, Pre-painted Galvalume, TMT Rebars, Wire Rods & Special Steel Bars, Rounds & Blooms. They have manufacturing facilities at Vijayanagar in Karnataka, Dolvi, Vasind, Kalmeshwar, Tarapur in Maharashtra, Salem in Tamil Nadu and Texas in USA. JSW Steel's plant at Vijayanagar in Karnataka, is the largest single location steel producing facility in the country with a capacity of 28.5 MTPA. JSW Steel is part of US$ 22 billion O.P. Jindal Group. JSW Steel Ltd was originally incorporated as Jindal Vijayanagar Steel Ltd on March 15, 1994. During the year, the company entered into a technical arrangement with Voest Alpine Industrieanlagenbau (VAI), for technical details with respect to productivity, iron ore technical details etc. The company set up two joint venture companies namely Jindal Tractebel Power Company Ltd and Jindal Praxair Oxygen Co (P) Ltd for supply of power of 2 x 130 MW of power and supply of Oxygen respectively. In the year l995, the company entered into a joint venture with Praxair to build and operate world's largest cryogenic air separation plants for supply of oxygen, nitrogen and argon to Jindal's integrated steel facility in Bellary in Karnataka. In the year 1997, the company commissioned the BOF & CCP Units to synchronize with the commissioning of the first unit of Corex. Also, they entered into a joint venture with Mysore Minerals Ltd (A Government of Karnataka Undertaking) the Leaseholder of Thimmappanagudi deposits, to form Jindal Mysore Minerals Mining Company Pvt Ltd. In March 1997, JVSL commissioned the first phase of the roughing mill of their hot strip mill. In the year 1999, the company entered into an agreement with the Steel Authority of India (SAIL) for procuring slab. They acquired 60 per cent stake in a city-based joint venture company, Chemicon. Also, they made an agreement with Saint-Gobain Glass India to install an air separation plant for the supply of nitrogen and hydrogen to Saint-Gobain's float glass unit at Chennai. In the year 2000, the company implemented a total integrated resource planning solution for their business process, which was the first of its kind in India. The company signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with miners in and around the company's captive mines located in the Bellary Hospet region in Karnataka. The MoU was signed for supplying iron ore fines for the company's pelletisation plant. JSW group acquired the company and took over the Management from November 2004. Salem Works is the only integrated steel plant in Tamil Nadu and is located at Pottaneri/M. Kalipatti villages and at about 35 kms from Salem. In 2005, JSWSL approved the merger of Euro Ikon Iron & Steel Pvt Ltd, Euro Coke & Energy Pvt Ltd, and JSW Power Ltd. The company's name was changed to JSW Steel Limited on June 16, 2005. In January 2007, the company executed a Development Agreement with The Government of West Bengal, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited (WBIDC) West Bengal Mineral Development and Trading Corporation Limited (WBMDTC) for setting up a 10 MTPA steel plant in suitable phases. JSW steel has inaugurated two exclusive JSW Shoppe in Hubli, Karnataka on December 4, 2007, At JSW Shoppe, end consumer will also know about different application of different steel products being manufactured by the company through actual components and pictures from Automobile, White Goods Sectors, and Construction. In March 28, 2008, the company incorporated a 100% subsidiary namely JSW Building Systems Ltd to design, make, prepare, develop, create, alter, replace, repair pre-fabricated building systems and technologies. In April 10, 2009, the 2.8 MTPA Crude Steel Expansion Project at Vijayanagar Works commenced commercial production enhancing the Crude Steel manufacturing capacity to 6.8 MTPA and scaling up the overall steel manufacturing capacity of the Company to 7.8 MTPA. In November 19, 2009, the company signed a strategic collaboration agreement with JFE Steel Corporation, the world renowned Japanese steel company at Mumbai. This collaboration agreement provides an ideal platform for both the steel companies to come together and leverage each others strength to their mutual benefit. In December 2009, the company commissioned the 30 MW Power Plant at Tarapur, equipped with latest ESP system and designed for zero affluent discharge. Also, the company entered into an agreement with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) for sale of the surplus power. Since December 2009, the company has been selling the surplus power to MSEDCL. The state-of-the-art new Hot Strip Mill with a capacity of 5 MTPA is being implemented in two phases. The Phase-I with a capacity of 3.5 MTPA has been successfully commissioned on March 28, 2010. After successful trial runs, the Mill commenced commercial operations on April 10, 2010. In September 2010, they commissioned the 300 MW captive power plant at Vijayanagar works. Also, they commissioned the phase of the Blooming Mill with capacity of 0.25 mtpa in Salem works. In December 2010, they commissioned the two of the four batteries (Battery A&B) of coke oven 4 (1.95 mtpa capacity) in at Vijayanagar works. In January 2011, they acquired the assets of Integrated Steel Plant division of Bellary Steel & Alloys Ltd. In February 2011, the company commissioned the Sinter plant 3 (5.75 mtpa capacity) at Vijayanagar works, the largest such facility in India. In October 2011, the company signed a joint venture agreement with Marubeni-Itochu Steel Inc. Tokyo, (MISI) to set-up a steel processing center in North India, under the name of JSW MI Steel Service Center Pvt Ltd. The company has decided to set up a new cold rolling mill complex of 2.3 mtpa in two phases at its Vijaynagar Works, considering the growing demand from consumer durables and automobile segment for CRCA products. By 2012-2013, JSW Steel became India's largest integrated private steel manufacturer with a combined capacity of 14.3 MTPA. On 1 October 2013, JSW Steel announced its plan to set up a second steel processing center in India's automotive hue Pune (Maharashtra) with its joint venture partner Marubeni Itochu Steel Inc. Tokyo, (MISI). The first phase of the project is expected to come on stream by FY 2014 with an installed capacity of 1.8 lakh tonnes per annum and will be scaled up to 3.6 lakh tonnes per annum in phase two. The project will be set up at a capital cost of Rs 204 crore and will be funded through 50% equity and 50% debt element. On 5 October 2013, JSW Steel executed a Business Transfer Agreement with Heidelberg Cement India Ltd. for the acquisition of its cement grinding facility at Raigad, Maharashtra, as a going concern on slump sale basis. On 21 February 2014, JSW Steel announced that it has executed a legally binding Share Purchase Agreement and Shareholders Agreement with the shareholders of Vallabh Tinplate Pvt Ltd (VTPL) and VTPL to acquire 26% equity in VTPL immediately and increase its equity stake in VTPL to 50% in due course. The total investment to acquire 50% equity stake in VTPL is estimated to be a maximum of Rs 46 crore depending upon financial performance of VTPL. This acquisition marks JSW Steel's entry into growing tinplate business in India. VTPL is currently operating a 60,000 MT per annum tinplate manufacturing facility in Beopror Village, Rajpura, Patiala District in the State of Punjab in India. VTPL is owned by Vardhaman Industries Ltd (VIL) along with its promoters. On 25 April 2014, JSW Steel announced the launch of its Cold Roll Mill 2 (CRM-2) facility at Vijaynagar Works, Karnataka. The new CRM-2 complex, with a production capacity of 2.3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), is the most sophisticated plant by configuration with capacity to produce high strength and advanced high strength steel, both in uncoated and coated categories and wider width up to 1870 mm. The CRM-2 facility includes a Continuous Annealing Line, which is the first to start operations in India. On 31 October 2014, JSW Steel announced that it has completed the acquisition of the entire shareholding of Welspun Enterprises Limited (WEL) held in Welspun Maxsteel Limited (WMSL). Earlier, on 18 August 2014, JSW Steel had announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with WEL, pursuant to which the company shall acquire the entire equity shares held by WEL in WMSL for an enterprise value of Rs 1000 crore plus net assets as of an agreed date of 31 August 2014. WMSL has installed capacity of 0.9 MTPA gas based DRI plant, with a captive jetty and a captive railway siding. JSW Steel has surplus pellets in its subsidiary Amba River Coke Limited which will be supplied to WMSL. The cost of production of WMSL is expected to come down due to replacement of significant portion of its bought-out pellets with captive pellets. The DRI produced by WMSL shall be used partly by JSW Steel's Dolvi unit, and would be consumed in the entirety post completion of its ongoing expansion to 5 MTPA. WMSL also has vacant land of about 480 acres available for future expansions. On 24 November 2014, JSW Steel informed stock exchanges that it has submitted a binding bid for takeover of Rolling Mills of the Piombini Plant of Lucchini in Italy subject to certain terms and conditions. On 17 December 2014, JSW Steel announced that the company has decided to put on hold the implementation of its proposed 10 MTPA Greenfield steel plant project in West Bengal. Ban/restriction on iron ore mining in the country followed by cancellation of coal blocks including coal mines earmarked for the project brought severe uncertainty to the linkages of critical inputs for steel making. In this backdrop, financing a capital-intensive Greenfield project will be very challenging. JSW Steel will continue to work with the West Bengal state government to find alternatives to establish raw material linkages for the project so as to take up implementation of the Greenfield project in due course. On 22 February 2016, JSW Steel announced that credit rating agency ICRA has revised its long term rating on the back facilities and non-convertible debentures of the company downward by one notch. The downward revision in the long term rating takes into account the significant drop in steel prices due to downturn in the global steel industry and continued imports into India at predatory prices negatively impacting the company's profitability and cash accruals. On 17 August 2016, JSW Steel announced that it has completed the acquisition of 74% shareholding of Praxair India Private Limited in JSW Praxair Oxygen Private Limited (JPOPL) for a cash consideration of Rs 240 crore. Post the acquisition, JPOPL has become a wholly owned subsidiary of JSW Steel. Earlier, on 16 August 2016, JSW Steel executed a Share Purchase Agreement with Praxair India Private Limited to acquire their entire shareholding of 74% in JSW Praxair Oxygen Private Limited (JPOPL) for a cash consideration of Rs 240 crore. JSW Steel said this acquisition is strategic in nature as it will provide the company the benefit of backward integration. JPOPL is engaged in the business of production and sale of industrial gases such as oxygen, nitrogen and argon and has set up two air separation plants, each with a capacity of 2,500 tonnes per day, at Toranagallu, Bellary District, Karnataka. JSW Steel sources industrial gases from JPOPL amongst others at prices based on long term contracts. The Board of Directors of JSW Steel at its meeting held on 27 October 2016 approved the sub-division of each of the equity shares of the company having a face value of Rs 10 into 10 equity shares of a face value of Re 1 each. The Board also approved the raising of funds not exceeding Rs 2000 crores in the aggregate, through the issuance of Redeemable Non-Convertible Debentures either by way of a Public Issue or by way of a Private Placement and has authorised a sub-committee of Directors to decide on all matters relating to the proposed issuance of the Debentures including finalisation and approval of the detailed terms of issue. The issue proceeds would be majorly used for refinancing of expensive debt, to meet long term working capital requirements, to meet requirements for Normal Capital Expenditure and for General Corporate purposes. The Board of Directors of JSW Steel at its meeting held on 31 October 2017 approved to form a wholly owned subsidiary of the company in the name of JSW Utkal Steel Limited or such other name as may be approved by the Registrar of Companies, with an initial investment of up to Rs 150 crore to undertake preliminary studies and for other costs. JSW Steel as a part of its growth strategy proposes to set up a steel plant in Odisha. Odisha provides a wonderful opportunity to build one of the world's lowest cost and port based pellet and steel producing facilities and could be the next destination in the company's growth path to achieve its vision. On 20 December 2017, JSW Steel announced that it has commenced the national roll-out of JSW Everglow, a colour-coated steel product that aims to provide beautiful and innovative roofing and wall solutions for modern India. On 12 February 2018, JSW Steel announced that it has commenced iron ore mining operations in Tunga Mines which is of capacity 0.3 MTPA. The company commenced operations at the mine after receiving all the required clearances and final commencement letter from Department of Mines & Geology, Government of Karnataka. Earlier, JSW Steel had announced on 7 October 2016 that it was declared as a preferred bidder for 5 iron ore mines having an estimated resource of 111 million tonnes in the auctions conducted for 7 Category C minutes conducted by the Karnataka state government during the period 1 October 2016 to 6 October 2016. On 26 March 2018, JSW Steel announced that its US subsidiary JSW Steel (US) Inc and the Office of Governor, Texas USA have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to develop and augment the steel industry in Texas. According to the Memorandum, JSW Steel (USA) Inc has agreed to consider investment of up to USD 500 million in phases (subject to EPA approval) in developing its steel manufacturing infrastructure in Baytown, Texas, USA. As part of the Memorandum, the Governor of Texas Greg Abbott has approved USD 3.4 million grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund to the company. The intended investment by JSW USA will be used to undertake capability enhancement of its plate and pipe unit located in Baytown, Texas USA. The company will invest USD 150 million (already underway) to augment the unit's capabilities. This capex programme is expected to be completed by March 2020. JSW USA intends to use the rest of the investment, up to 350 million, to set up a new hot end facility to make their steel 'melt and manufacture'. On 29 March 2018, JSW Steel announced that it has entered into a Stock Purchase Agreement with JSM International Limited, Acero Junction Holdings Inc. and Acero Junction Inc. for acquisition of 100% shares of Acero Junction Holdings Inc., a Delaware Corporation, for a cash consideration of USD 80.85 million. The transaction is subject to fulfilment of conditions precedent and other terms as per the Stock Purchase Agreement, with a long stop date of 31 May 2018. Acero Junction Holdings Inc. owns 100% of the shareholding of Acero Junction Inc., which is a steel manufacturing mill that uses the electric arc furnace route to produce hot rolled coils. The acquisition provides a unique opportunity for JSW Steel to establish its presence in Ohio, United States and gain deeper access to the North American market. The total Enterprise Value of the transaction is about USD 180.35 million, with equity value of USD 80.85 million and liabilities of USD 99.5 million, subject to closing adjustments. The acquisition shall be funded by way of a combination of internal accruals from JSW Steel and debt to be raised at Acero Junction Inc. On 2 April 2018, JSW Steel announced that the company in the capacity of an investor jointed Nu Metal & Steel Pvt Ltd in submitting a binding bid for Essar Steel Ltd, which is under the corporate insolvency resolution process as per the provisions of The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC). On 4 April 2018, JSW Steel announced that it has reported highest ever monthly crude steel production of 1.52 million tonnes for March 2018 with year on year growth of 5%. The company also reported highest ever quarterly crude steel production of 4.31 million tonnes in Q4 March 2018 with year on year growth of 5%. The company also reported highes ever annual crude steel production of 16.27 million tonnes with a growth of 3% over previous year. The Company had fifty direct and indirect subsidiaries and ten JVs as on 31 March, 2019. In October 2020, Company acquired Asian Colour Coated Ispat Ltd. (ACCIL) through JSW Steel Coated Products Ltd. (JSWSCPL). During the FY2021,the company acquired equity shares of JSW Vallabh Tinplate Pvt Ltd and consequently became wholly owned subsidiary of the company. The company has 51 direct and indirect subsidiaries and 8 JVs as on 31 March 2021. During the quarter ended 30 June 2021,the company spent Rs 2688 crore on capex,against the total planned capex spend of Rs 18240 crore for FY2022. During the quarter ended 30 September 2021,the company spent Rs 3639 crore on capex,against the total planned capex spend of Rs 18240 crore for FY2022. On 01 October 2021, the Company acquired 80% shareholding in Neotrex Steel Private Limited (NSPL) and consequently became subsidiary of the Company w.e.f. 01 October 2021. In accordance with the Share Subscription Agreement entered into with JSW Paints Private Limited on 23 July 2021, the Company has agreed to invest Rs.750 crore in JSW Paints Private Limited. During the quarter, the Company has invested Rs.300 crore and has been allotted 16,216,215 equity shares which approximates to 7.5% of the issued and paid-up equity capital of JSW Paints Private Limited. On 24 November 2021, the company through its subsidiary PSL has completed acquisition of 100% shares of West Waves Maritime and Allied Services Pvt Ltd(WWMASPL) from Magnificient Merchandise and Advisory Services Pvt Ltd for a consideration of Rs 0.31 crore.Consequently WWMASPL has become a step down subsidiary of the company w.e.f. 24 November 2021. During the quarter ended 31 December 2021, the company spent Rs 4026 crore and the total of Rs 10353 crore till Q3 of FY2022 as against a total planned capex spend of Rs 18240 crore for FY2022. The Company doubled its crude steel capacity in Dolvi to 10 MTPA, with integrated steel operations being commenced at the 5 MTPA brownfield expansion in FY 2021-22. It met 43% of its total iron ore requirements from captive mines. It acquired the process and turnaround operations of Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd. (BPSL). It commissioned 225 MW of solar capacity in Vijayanagar with focus on renewable energy, which was operational in April 2022. In FY 2021-22, newly acquired entities, Asian Colour Coated Ispat Ltd, Vallabh Tinplate Pvt. Ltd., Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. and Plate and Coil Mill Division of Welspun Corp Ltd. helped the Company consolidate its position as a value added steel manufacturer. As part of capacity expansion of CRM1 complex at Vijayanagar to 1.8 MTPA, the second Continuous Galvanising Line (CGL) was commissioned in the fourth quarter of FY 2021-22. The Colour-coating line of 0.3 MTPA was commissioned in March 2022. All expansions as a part of Vasind and Tarapur's modernisation and capacity enhancement project was commissioned with the 0.45 MTPA GI/GL line at Vasind in October 2021 and commissioning of 0.25 MTPA Color Coating Line in May 2021. It set up a 8 MTPA pellet plant which was commissioned and made operational in FY 2020-21. The Board of Directors of JSW Steel Limited at its meeting held on May 27, 2022, have approved a Composite Scheme of Arrangement, providing for amalgamation of its Joint Venture Creixent Special Steels Limited (CSSL) and CSSL's subsidiary JSW Ispat Special Products Limited (JISPL) with the Company, the Appointed Date of the Scheme as April 1, 2022. The Phase II Dolvi expansion of 5 MTPA was commissioned in FY 2021-22. During the year 2022-23, Hasaud Steel Limited (HSL) and Asian Colour Coated Ispat Limited (ACCIL) were amalgamated with JSW Steel Coated (the Company) through Scheme of Amalgamation on January 5, 2023, which became effective from April 1, 2022. The Company and JSW Shipping & Logistics Private Limited (JSLPL) held equity of Piombino Steel Limited (PSL) in the ratio of 49% and 51%, respectively. As a result of this ratio, Bhushan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL) was acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary of Piombino Steel Limited (PSL) effective on March 26, 2021. Resulting to the said acquisition, PSL became a subsidiary of JSW Steel with effect from October 1, 2021.

JSW Steel Ltd Directors Reports

To the Members of JSW Steel Limited,

The Board of Directors are pleased to present the Fifth Integrated report along with the financial statements of the Company for the financial year ended March 31, 2022. A brief summary of the Company's standalone and consolidated performance during the year ended March 31, 2022 is given below

COMPANY PERFORMANCE

1) Financial Results

(Rs. in crores)

Standalone Consolidated
FY 2021-22 FY 2020-21 FY 2021-22 FY 2020-21
I Revenue from operations 118,820 70,727 146,371 79,839
II Other income 1,929 669 1,531 592
III Total income (I + II) 120,749 71,396 147,902 80,431
IV Expenses:
Cost of materials consumed 51,457 28,743 62,337 32,623
Purchases of stock-in-trade 234 199 534 233
Changes in inventories of finished goods, work and semi- finished goods-in-progress and stock-in-trade (3,112) (872) (3,601) (348)
Mining premium and royalties 13,894 6,972 13,894 6,972
Employee benefits expense 1,870 1,501 3,493 2,506
Finance costs 3,849 3,565 4,968 3,957
Depreciation and amortisation expense 4,511 3,781 6,001 4,679
Other expenses 22,609 14,925 30,707 17,712
Total expenses 95,312 58,814 118,333 68,334
V Profit before share of profit / (losses) from joint ventures (net), exceptional items and tax (III-IV) 25,437 12,582 29,569 12,097
VI Share of profit / (loss) from joint ventures (net) 917 1
VII Profit / (loss) before exceptional items and tax (V+VI) 25,437 12,582 30,486 12,098
VIII Exceptional items 722 386 741 83
IX Profit before tax (VII-VIII) 24,715 12,196 29,745 12,015
X Tax expenses / (credit):
Current tax 4,411 2,162 4,974 2,467
Deferred tax 3,602 1,641 3,833 1,675
8,013 3,803 8,807 4,142
XI Profit for the year (IX-X) 16,702 8,393 20,938 7,873
XII Other comprehensive income
A i) Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss
a) Re-measurements of the defined benefit plans (75) 27 (83) 33
b) Equity instruments through Other Comprehensive Income 2,083 385 2,435 459
ii) Income tax relating to items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss (246) (10) (284) (12)
Total(A) 1,762 402 2,068 480
B i) Items that will be reclassified to profit or loss
a) The effective portion of gains and loss on hedging instruments (22) 369 (9) 426
b) Foreign currency translation reserve (FCTR) (148) 25
ii) Income tax relating to items that will be reclassified to profit or loss 8 (129) 5 (143)
Total(B) (14) 240 (152) 308
Total Other comprehensive income / (loss) (A+B) 1,748 642 1,916 788
XIII Total comprehensive income / (loss) (XI+ XII) 18,450 9,035 22,854 8,661
Total Profit /(loss) for the year attributable to:
- Owners of the company 20,665 7,911
- Non-controlling interests 273 (38)
20,938 7,873
Other comprehensive income/(loss) for the year attributable to:
- Owners of the company 1,937 770
- Non-controlling interests (21) 18
1,916 788
Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the year attributable to:
- Owners of the company 22,602 8,681
- Non-controlling interests 252 (20)
22,854 8,661

2) FY 2021-22: A Review

Global economic growth remains volatile

The financial year 2021-22 started with volatility owing to widespread lockdowns across the globe induced by the second wave of COVID-19 infections and ended with rising geopolitical tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

The FY 2021-22 began with the second wave hitting many parts of the world, which led to the global recovery losing pace. Impacted by the Delta variant, India's growth was also temporarily dented in Q1 FY 2021-22. The severity of the second wave resulted in the state governments and central government diverting substantial funds towards healthcare. In the second quarter, with reduction in caseload, easing of restrictions and steady vaccination ramp up, there was a strong bounce back in economic activity. Similarly, Indian economy also witnessed revival with moderate growth in consumption and stable macro- indicators backed by steady investment push from the Indian Government.

In the third-quarter of FY 2021-22, with the Omicron variant outbreak and consequent imposition of restrictions, economic activity was impacted. This combined with continuing supply chain disruptions, rising commodity prices and inflationary pressures, dragged the growth prospects of many economies. However, widening reach of vaccines, pent up demand and timely policy measures helped the Indian economy to withstand the challenges. However, with geopolitical tensions in February, global trade was impacted severely. Moreover, use of sanctions by many developed economies has given rise to a medium-term downward risk to global trade.

According to the International Monetary Fund's April World Economic Outlook (WEO) global growth is expected to have grown at 6.1% in CY 2021, but going forward growth will be restrained owing to volatility and rising inflationary pressures across major economies.

On the domestic front, the Indian economy was on a steady footing despite global supply chain disruptions and looming uncertainty with possible resurgence of COVID-19 infections. Due to significant government investments, total consumption is estimated to have grown by 7% during the fiscal, and Gross Fixed Capital Formation has exceeded pre-pandemic levels on the back of ramped up public expenditure on infrastructure. According to the Economic Survey, India's GDP grew by 8.7% in FY 2021-22 after contracting by 6.6% in FY 2020-21.

Declining Chinese steel output drags global steel production

In CY 2021, the global steel industry witnessed volatile trends emanating from unsteady raw material prices, supply chain disruptions and overall demand shifts.

The global steel industry began CY 2021 on positive note with improved demand following accelerated pace of vaccination programmes in developed countries and gradual opening up of economies. The industry witnessed continued support from uptick in economic activity and improved business sentiment. Hence, in the first quarter, global steel production was at 488 million tonnes (Source: worldsteel), 10% higher as compared to the same period in CY 2020.

As the year progressed, China, the biggest steel market, started witnessing a gradual slowdown. The progress of the economy was marked down slightly by a stronger than anticipated fiscal tightening, uncertainties in the property sector, surging coal prices and supply chain disruptions. In December, China's crude steel production dropped by 6.8% y-o-y, dragging down global output by 3% (y-o-y). On the other hand, World-ex China reported a 2% growth in steel production on a y-o-y basis. However, for CY 2021, global steel production increased by 3.6%, y-o-y to reach 1911 MnT, mostly supported by enhanced output from World-ex China, while China's production declined by 3% y-o-y and was at 1033 MnT.

Indian steel industry displayed its competiveness and resilience

The Indian steel industry also witnessed some volatility as at the start of FY 2021-22 as the domestic economic growth was temporarily dented in by the second wave of COVID-19. However, in the second quarter, with easing of COVID-19 restrictions and steady vaccination ramp-up, there was a strong bounce-back in economic activity. Hence, domestic crude steel production was 31% higher in H1 FY 2021-22 compared to the same period in FY 2020-21.

Starting January 2022, even as the infections surged owing to new COVID-19 variant, economic activity was stable. The automobile sales of passenger and commercial vehicles were encouraging, and the construction and infrastructure sector witnessed steady investments owing to the government's focus on public infrastructure. Hence, the domestic steel industry recorded consistent demand trend with steel prices remaining stable.

During the year, the Indian steel industry witnessed a 16% (y-o-y) rise in crude steel production. In FY 2021-22, finished steel consumption stood at 105.8 MnT, with an 11.5% rise y-o-y. Total finished steel exports for the same period was at 13.49 MnT, a growth of 25.1% over previous year and imports were at 4.67 MnT, y-o-y decline of 1.7%.

Despite the overall volatility arising out of new variants of COVID-19, inflationary pressures and geopolitical tensions, the Company improved its average capacity utilisation and recorded growth in steel production, saleable steel sale volumes and sales realisation. The Company's commendable performance was backed by an astute focus on ensuring cost efficiency, robust capacity expansion and quality steel-making, grounded on the strong footing of sustainable business practices and a focus on nurturing growth for all stakeholders.

JSW Steel continued to grow in FY 2021-22 mostly supported by pent-up demand across the globe and healthy steel prices through the year. In FY 2021- 22, the Company grew its operations, imbibed digital process to improve efficiency, focused on resource optimisation, ensured overall well-being of its stakeholders and maintained and improved the financial health.

Some of the key highlights of the year were:

Robust performance

• Highest-ever annual consolidated crude steel production of 19.51 MnT a growth of 29% y-o-y, on the back of improved capacity utilisation and ramp-up of Dolvi expansion

• Record Sales volume of 18.18 MnT, improving by 21% y-o-y, driven by ramped up production and increase in overall steel demand.

• The Company's consolidated revenue from operations increased by 83% to '146,371 crores due to better realisations and higher sales volume.

• Highest ever consolidated operating EBITDA of '39,007 crores, a growth of 94% y-o-y.

Strong operational performance

• The Company achieved a capacity utilisation of 89% (93.6% excluding Dolvi Phase 2 expansion) on a standalone basis

• Ramp up of mining operations at Odisha and Karnataka, contributing to 43% of the total iron ore requirements

Enriched Product mix

• Sales of value added and special products (VASP) accounted for 60% of total sales volumes for the year.

• JSW Steel has established strong product brands over the years, and branded products sales stood at 47% of total retail sales.

• The Company exported 4.57 million tonnes of steel in FY 2021-22, an increase of 8% y-o-y and exports accounted for 28% of total sales (figures excluding BPSL).

Completion of expansion projects

• Doubled its crude steel capacity in Dolvi to 10 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), with the commencement of integrated steel operations at the 5 MTPA brownfield expansion

• On course to completing the capacity expansion at Vijayanagar's CRM-1 complex with the commissioning of the 0.3 MTPA colour coating line.

• Modernisation and enhancement of downstream capacities at Vasind and Tarapur have been completed.

• Continued progress on all capacity enhancements projects across downstream facilities

Healthy Subsidiary and Joint Venture performance

• JSW Steel completed the acquisition process of Bhushan Power and Steel Ltd. (BPSL) and turned around operations at BPSL recording an EBITDA of ' 6423 crores during the year.

• The coated steel business generated an EBITDA of ' 3082 crores, a growth of 97% y-o-y.

• Turnaround of the US operations at Ohio and Baytown, recording an operating EBITDA of $ 200 million.

• JSW Steel Italy operations pruned its losses and reported steady growth during the year. The operations are expected to perform better in the next fiscal

• JSW Ispat Special products Limited recorded a turnaround of the business operations generating an operating EBITDA of ' 472 crores during the year.

Strong Balance Sheet

• The Company's consolidated Net gearing (Net Debt to Equity) stood at 0.83x at the end of the year (vs. 1.27x at the end of FY 2020-21) and Net Debt to EBITDA stood at 1.45x (vs. 2.83x at the end of FY 2020-21).

• Strong liquidity of ' 17,390 crores as on March 31, 2022

• Improvement in the weighted average interest rate to 5.67% at the end of March 31, 2022 vs 5.83% at the end of March 31, 2021.

• Net Debt increase of only ' 4,035 crores post a capital expenditure spend of ' 14.599 crores and BPSL acquisition debt of ' 10,278 crores

• Became the first-ever Company in the global steel sector to issue $500 million Sustainability Linked Bond (SLB)

• Credit Rating upgrade to BB stable from BB negative by Fitch

• CARE Ratings Ltd. has upgraded the Company's rating for Long Term Bank Facilities and Non-Convertible Debentures to "CARE AA"- Stable Outlook.

• ICRA Limited has upgraded the Company's rating for Long Term Bank Facilities and Non-Convertible Debentures to "[ICRA] AA"; Stable Outlook.

Responsible business

• Obtained Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)- Type III eco-labelling for all finished products from three integrated steel plants

• Received an A-band from CDP for the number of best practices the Company is implementing under climate change

• Flagged off first-ever Electric Vehicle (EV) for material transfer in line with Company's objective reduce carbon emissions at coated business.

• Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 nearing completion, resulting in benefits across operations

• Focused on transition to renewable power usage with the commissioning of the 225 MW of solar capacity in Vijayanagar in collaboration with JSW Energy Limited

• Focused on optimal use of resources via initiatives like setting up of beneficiation plant to upgrade the iron ore fines and using slurry pipeline to efficiently transport the concentrate for pellet manufacturing.

3) Continued Strategic Growth

The Indian government has set an ambitious target of reaching 300 MnT steel production by 2030. As a leading steel manufacturing in the country, JSW Steel has embarked on extensive capacity expansion across its facilities. In FY 2021-22, the Company spent around '14,599 crores on capital expansion from the earmarked '18,240 crores. JSW Steel has made extensive progress in expanding its domestic crude steel capacity and is on track to reach a total production capacity of 37 MTPA in India by FY 2024-25.

In FY 2021-22, with the operationalisation of Dolvi Works' Phase II, the Company's standalone crude steel capacity increased to 23 MTPA from 18 MTPA. With the long-term growth potential for steel consumption in the domestic market and also export opportunities, the Company continues to focus on additional capital expenditure to expand current capacities and also to modernise and expand capacities of its downstream business.

Additionally, JSW Steel has from time-to-time entered into strategic joint ventures and acquired equity interests in various entities which have enabled it to add more value-added products and improve its market share. In FY 2021-22, newly acquired entities, Asian Colour Coated Ispat Ltd, Vallabh Tinplate Pvt. Ltd., Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd. and Plate and Coil Mill Division of Welspun Corp Ltd. helped the Company consolidate its position as a value added steel manufacturer.

Below are the details of the growth trajectory of the Company:

(A) Augmenting crude steel capacity at Vijayanagar, Dolvi and BPSL

• Crude steel capacity in Dolvi increased from 5 MTPA to 10 MTPA. The expanded Integrated Steel operations commenced in November 2021. The 5 MTPA steel-making expansion includes an 8 MTPA Pellet plant, two Phases of Coke Oven battery totaling to 3 MTPA capacity, Blast Furnace, Steel Melt Shop and 5 MTPA Hot Strip Mill.

• Expansion of Hot Metal facilities in Vijayanagar by improving operational practices such as increased Pellet usage, slag rate reduction, additional oxygen from Vaccum Pressure Swing Absorption (VPSA) and creating additional stock house with other initiatives to increase the capacity from 12 MTPA to 13 MTPA

• Setting up 5 MTPA integrated Steel Plant with Blast Furnace, Steel Melting Shop, Hot Strip Mill along with auxiliaries by JSW Vijayanagar Metallics Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company to increase the capacity from 13 MTPA to 18 MTPA. The project is expected to be completed by FY 2023-24.

• The expansion at BPSL to 3.5 MTPA is progressing well and is expected to be completed in FY 2022-23. Long lead-time items have been ordered for the Phase-II expansion from 3.5 MTPA to 5 MTPA and the project is expected to be completed by FY 2023-24.

(B) Enriching product mix

• As part of the capacity expansion of CRM- 1 complex at Vijayanagar to 1.8 MTPA, the second Continuous Galvanising Line (CGL) was commissioned in the fourth quarter of FY 2021-22. The Colour-coating line of 0.3 MTPA was commissioned in the month of March 22.

• All expansions as a part of Vasind and Tarapur's modernisation and capacity enhancement project have been commissioned with the commissioning of 0.45 MTPA GI/GL line at Vasind in October 2021 and commissioning of 0.25 MTPA Color Coating Line in May 2021

• The 0.5 MTPA of new Continuous Annealing Line (CAL) at Vasind is expected to be commissioned by first quarter of FY 2022-23.

• Additional Tin Plate Line (through BAF route) of 0.25 MTPA at Tarapur is expected to be commissioned in the first quarter of FY 2022-23

• Installation of 0.25 MTPA new Color Coated Line at Rajpura in the state of Punjab is expected to be commissioned in second half of FY 2022-23

• Setting up a 0.12 MTPA Colour Coating line in Jammu & Kashmir is progressing well for completion by the first quarter of FY 2023-24.

(C) Mergers & Acquisitions

FY 2021-22 was a year of consolidation from a mergers and acquisitions perspective. JSW Steel had undertaken strong inorganic growth in FY 2020 - 21 through acquisitions such as Bhushan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL), Asian Colour Coated Ispat Limited (ACCIL), JSW Vallabh Tinplate Private Limited (JVTPL), and Plate and Coil Mill Division (PCMD) of Welspun Corp Limited. The acquisitions concluded in the last financial year have been successfully turned around and integrated with the operations of JSW Steel.

In light of the strong operational and financial performance of BPSL, JSW Steel exercised the option of conversion of the OFCDs, pursuant to which JSW Steel now holds 83.28% equity in PSL, and PSL has become a subsidiary of JSW Steel. JSW Steel controls and manages BPSL through PSL.

Company's other acquisitions like ACCIL and VTPL reported strong performance and the Company achieved operationalisation of the Plate and Coil Mill division at Anjar.

The domestic steel industry has gone through a period of consolidation in the past few years, with successful resolution of most of the large distressed companies. This has been a positive for the steel industry as a whole. In order to pursue its strategic growth aspirations, JSW Steel continues to evaluate various acquisition opportunities which are value accretive, while retaining the focus on financial discipline.

4) Ensuring Raw Material Security

The Company is a leading integrated steel manufacturer with one of the lowest conversion costs in the industry, primarily due to efficient operations, high people productivity, strategic location of its facilities and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. The Company's integrated operations span mining, raw material processing units such as beneficiation plants, pelletisation and sinter plants, steel manufacturing, to downstream value addition capabilities such as production of cold rolled, galvanised and galvalume, colour-coated and tin plate products.

The Company had successfully bid for thirteen iron ore mines located in Karnataka (nine mines) and Orissa (four mines) at various auctions conducted in October 2016, October 2018 and FY 2019-20. These mines have an aggregate resource base of 1.3 billion tonnes. All the mines were operationalised in a phased manner in FY 2020-21

The Company has a planned a capital expenditure outlay of '3,450 crores for its iron ore mines in Odisha. The plan focuses on enhancing mining capabilities and efficiencies. The initiatives will enhance mining infrastructure and reduce reliance on outsourced mining. The Company will also implement digitalisation, and set up grinding and washing facilities to improve the quality of the ore.

The captive iron ore mines contributed to around 43% of the total iron ore requirement in FY 2021-22, compared to 35% in the previous fiscal.

5) Focus on Resource Optimisation

In FY 2021-22, the working environment was troubled with challenges owing to rising commodity prices. Hence, it was imperative that the Company undertakes medium-term and long-term process improvements to drive cost benefits. JSW Steel continued to focus on elevating the efficiency curve in order to protect margins. The Company also utilised technology and digitalisation to manage resource allocation adequately.

A) Cost reduction projects and manufacturing integration

• Setting up of 8 MTPA pellet plant and

1.5 MTPA coke oven plant at Vijayanagar:

In order to decrease the requirement of expensive lump iron ore, JSW Steel has set up a pellet plant. The 8 MTPA pellet plant was commissioned in FY 2020-21 and was made operational during the year leading to reduction in procurement of lump ore and thereby reducing the overall cost of production.

The construction of Coke Oven Battery of

1.5 MTPA at Vijayanagar is currently under progress and is expected to be commissioned in phases in FY 2022-23. The Company has also decided to expand the coke oven capacity by another 1.5 MTPA at Vijayanagar, which is expected to be commissioned in phases from Q4 of FY 2022-23. The projects, cumulatively, will contribute to substantial cost savings.

• Setting up 175 MW and 60 MW power plants at Dolvi:

The Company is setting up 175 MW Waste Heat Recovery Boilers (WHRB) and a 60 MW captive power plant to harness flue gases and steam from the Coke Dry Quenching (CDQ). These power plants are expected to be commissioned in the first half of FY 2022-23.

B) innovation and technology

With the growing scale of the business, the Company is continuously focusing on innovation, to enhance its operational efficiency, resource optimisation and achieve important business goals. In FY 2021-22, JSW Steel continued its innovation journey with focus on digitally transforming and nurturing JSW Steel's ecosystem and creating sustainable value.

During the year, the Company implemented predictive and rule-based AI systems across multiple shops, with the intent to automate decision making on process parameters and remove operator discretion, limitations and estimation errors. The year also saw successful deployment of key projects to enable optimisation of logistics cost, end-to-end finance digital transformation across all locations and

optimisation of in-bound as well as out-bound mines logistic operation.

JSW Steel also focused on upskilling the workforce and equip them with necessary tools to adopt and sustain the digital initiatives implemented during the year. The Company achieved a savings of '171 crores during the year as a result of the initiatives.

C) Technical Collaboration with JFE Steel Corporation, Japan (JFE)

The strategic collaboration agreement that was signed between JFE and the Company in the year 2010, was one of the largest FDIs in India in the Metals and Mining space.

The strategic technical collaboration with JFE has added significant value to the Company, both in terms of products and services, thereby enriching the product mix of the Company. The Company has developed a wide range of steel for critical auto end- use applications such as outer body panels, bumper beams and other crash resistant components with strength levels up to 980 MPa. The continuous support received from JFE in the form of technical assistance has resulted in expeditious resolution of issues observed during the commercial production/ approval of stipulated licensed grades.

The Company and JFE have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a feasibility study for setting up a manufacturing and sales JV in India for Cold Rolled Grain Oriented (CRGO) Electrical Steel Products. The demand for CRGO in India is met presently by imports. With this facility, the Company is likely to have a first mover advantage to service customers in India with local steel. This would also strengthen the Company's position as India's leading manufacturer of advanced steel products that lead to reduced CO2 emissions and producing sustainable steel products.

6) Prudent Financial Management

(A) Standalone Results

In FY 2021-22, crude steel production was at 17.62 MnT, with an average capacity utilisation level of 89%. The Company achieved ~95% of its revised crude steel production volume guidance of 18.5 MnT for FY 2021-22. Steel sales volume stood at 16.52 MnT, which grew by 11% y-o-y. The Company exported 3.6 MnT of steel, lower by 4.6% y-o-y, and accounting for 22% of the total sales, as against 25% in FY 2020-21. The Company also achieved 95% of its standalone sales volume guidance of 17.40 MnT for FY 2021- 22. Revenue from operations grew 68% y-o-y to '118,820 crores, primarily due to an increase in volumes and net sales realisations in the export and domestic market.

Owing to increase in sales volume, better sales realisation, , cost saving initiatives and favourable product mix, the Company achieved an annual Operating EBITDA of '31,868 crores, up by 65% y-o-y with an EBITDA margin of 26.8%. However, this was partly offset by increase in prices of coking coal and higher iron ore prices, which almost doubled in view of the shortage of iron ore in the domestic market due to lower production and higher volume of exports. The depreciation and amortisation charge for the year was ' 4,511 crores, registering a 19% increase over the previous year due to depreciation charged on asset capitalisation for projects and sustaining capex. The finance costs for the year was ' 3,849 crores, an increase of 8% over the previous year.

The profit after tax increased by 99% to ' 16,702 crores as compared to the previous year. The Company's net worth stood at ' 63,501 crores as on March 31, 2022 vis-a-vis ' 46,977 crores as on March 31, 2021. Gearing (net debt-to-equity) was at 0.63x (as against 0.98x) and net debt to EBITDA stood at 1.25x (as against 2.40x).

Subsequent to the year end, a subsidiary company in USA received a final arbitration order on its dispute with the lessors of coking coal mining lease and plant lease and a consequential notice of termination of lease. Accordingly, an impairment provision of ' 722 crores is recorded towards the value of the loans given to overseas subsidiary.

(B) Consolidated Results

In FY 2021-22, the Company's consolidated revenue from operations increased by 83% and was at '146,371 crores. Operating EBITDA was recorded at '39,007 crores. The operating EBITDA increased to '39,007 crores primarily due to better standalone performance, improved performance from the overseas business and better operating margins from the downstream business.

The overseas subsidiaries posted an operating EBITDA of '1,389 crores as against an operating EBITDA loss of '829 crores during the previous year. The Company's net profit improved to '20,938 crores for FY 2021-22 vis-a-vis '7,873 crores in the last financial year. The performance and financial position of the subsidiary companies and joint arrangements are included in the consolidated financial statement of the Company. The Company's net worth on March 31, 2022 was '68,535 crores compared to '44,991 crores on March 31, 2021. The Company's spending on capex expenditure/ acquisitions aggregated to around '14,599 crores for the year. The Company's consolidated Net gearing (net debt-to-equity) at the end of the year stood at 0.83x (as against 1.27x as on March 31, 2021) and net debt to EBITDA stood at 1.45x(as against 2.83x as on March 31, 2021).

Subsequent to the year end, a subsidiary in USA received a final arbitration order on its dispute with the lessors of coking coal mining lease and plant lease and a consequential notice of termination of lease. Accordingly, an impairment provision of '710 crores is recorded towards the value of property, plant & equipment, goodwill, other assets and accrual of resultant liabilities. The Company has also recognised a provision of '31 crores towards impairment of Capital Work In Progress at Ranchi, Jharkhand based on assessment of the recoverable value. The same is disclosed as an exceptional item.

(C) Performance of Subsidiaries and Joint Venture companies

The Company has 45 direct and indirect subsidiaries and 11 JVs as on March 31, 2022 and acquired or incorporated certain domestic subsidiaries during the year. As per the provisions of Section 129(3) of the Act, a statement containing the salient features of the financial statements of the Company's subsidiaries and JVs in Form AOC-1 is attached to the financial statements of the Company. In accordance with provisions of Section 136 of the Act, the standalone and consolidated financial statements of the Company, along with relevant documents and separate audited accounts in respect of the subsidiaries, are available on the website of the Company. The Company will provide the annual accounts of the subsidiaries and the related detailed information to the shareholders of the Company on specific request made to it in this regard by the shareholders.

The details of the major subsidiaries and JVs are given below:

(i) Indian Subsidiaries

1) JSW Steel Coated Products Limited (JSW Steel Coated)

JSW Steel Coated Products Limited is the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary and caters to both domestic and international markets. The Company manufactures value- added flat steel products comprising of tin plates, galvanised and galvalume coils/ sheets and colour-coated coils/sheets. The Company has three manufacturing facilities at Vasind, Tarapur and Kalmeshwar in the state of Maharashtra. In FY 2021-22, JSW Steel Coated reported a production (Galvanising/ Galvalume products/Tin Product/CRCA) of 2.40 MnT, an increase by 30% y-o-y this year. Its sales volume increased by 22% y-o-y to 2.65 MnT during FY 2021-22. The operating EBITDA for the year increased to '2,294 crores compared to '1,231 crores in FY 2020- 21. The operating EBITDA margin improved to 9% as against 8% in FY 2020-21, primarily due to higher realisations and enhanced sales mix which was partially offset by the increase in the input costs like Hot rolled coils, Aluminium & Zinc costs, paints and fuel. The revenue from operations and the net profit for the year under review was '26,497 crores and '1,366 crores respectively as against the revenue from operations of ' 14,963 crores and net profit of ' 733 crores for the year ended March 31, 2021.

2) JSW Vallabh Tinplate Private limited (JSWVTPL)

JSW Vallabh Tinplate Private Limited (JSW VTPL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. It produces tin plates and has a capacity of 1.2 lakh tonnes. With a production of 0.99 lakh tonnes during FY 2021-22, its EBITDA for the year was at '170 crores compared to '47 crores the previous year. Its net profit after tax improved from '14 crores in FY 2020-21 to '108 crores in FY 2021-22.

3) Vardhman industries limited (VH)

VIL manufactures colour-coating products with a capacity to produce 60,000 tonnes per annum and a service centre to cater to white goods customers in North India. The Company has a manufacturing unit at Rajpura, Patiala in Punjab. VIL produced 42,807 tonnes in the year, but EBITDA was dragged down slightly owing to higher input costs. For the year, EBITDA stood at '13 crores compared to '30 crores in FY 2020-21. In FY 2021-22, its net profit after tax was '11 crores compared to '25 crores in the previous year.

4) Asian Colour Coated ispat limited (ACCH) ACCIL is a manufacturer of downstream steel products and has two manufacturing units located at Bawal, Haryana and Khopoli, Maharashtra. ACCIL has a capacity of 1 MTPA, with 3.2 lakh tonnes of cold-rolled steel and colour-coated steel. In FY 2021-22, the EBIDTA improved to '606 crores from '250 crores* in the previous year. The increase is primarily due to the 12 months full operations for the FY 2021-22 as compared to the 5 months operations in FY 2020-21 as ACCIL was acquired on October 26, 2020. From the date of acquisition to March 31, 2021. The total production was at 2.55 lakh tonnes, which increased to 5.8 lakh tonne in FY 2021-22. ACCIL profit after tax improved to '45 crores versus '16 crores in FY 2020-21.

*from the date of acquisition to March 31, 2021

5) Amba River Coke limited (ARd)

Amba River Coke Limited (ARCL) is a wholly- owned subsidiary of the Company and has a 1 MTPA coke oven plant and a 4 MTPA pellet plant. In FY 2021-22, ARCL produced 0.9 MnT of coke and 3.44 MnT of pellet. The coke and pellets produced are primarily supplied to the Dolvi unit of the Company.

The operating EBITDA for the year under review was at '518 crores as against '467 crores in the previous year. Its profit after tax improved to '174 crores versus '168 crores in FY 2020-21.

6) Bhushan Power and Steel Limited (BPSL)

On March 26, 2021 the Company completed the acquisition of BPSL by implementing the resolution plan approved under IBC Code, basis an agreement entered with the erstwhile committee of creditors. The Company had entered a subscription and Shareholders agreement with JSW Shipping & Logistics Private Limited (JSLPL) through which the Company and JSLPL held equity of Piombino Steel Limited (PSL) in the ratio of 49% and 51% respectively. Further, JSW Steel also held optionally fully convertible debentures ("OFCDs") of PSL with a right to convert them into equity. In accordance with the approved Resolution Plan, BPSL was acquired as wholly-owned subsidiary of PSL.

In FY 2021-22, following BPSL's robust operational and financial performance, JSW Steel on October 1, 2021 exercised the option of conversion of the OFCDs, pursuant to which JSW Steel now holds 83.28% equity in PSL, and PSL has become a subsidiary of JSW Steel with effect from October 1, 2021.

Consequent to the aforesaid conversion, the Company is controlling and managing BPSL through PSL and the financials have consolidated with the Company.

BPSL operates a 2.75 MTPA integrated steel plant located at Jharsuguda, Odisha and also has downstream manufacturing facilities at Kolkata, West Bengal and Chandigarh, Punjab.

For FY 2021-22, BPSL produced 2.72 MnT of crude steel and the total revenue from operations was at '21,409 crores as compared to '11,402 crores in the previous year. The EBITDA improved from '2,243 crores in FY 2020-21 to '6,423 crores in FY 2021-22. The overall profit after tax improved to '4,259 crores in FY 2021-22 vis-a- vis '974 crores in FY 2020-21. Further, Revenue from operations and Profit after tax pertaining to BPSL post acquisition adjustments included in these consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2022 amount to '11,768 crores and '1,670 crores respectively. The net profit attributable to Non-Controlling Interests is '279 crores for the period April 21 to September 21.

7) JSW Industrial Gases Private Limited (JIGPL)

JSW Industrial Gases Private Limited (JIGPL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The Company sources oxygen, nitrogen and argon from JIGPL for its Vijayanagar plant. The operating EBITDA for the year under review was at '57 crores as against '55 crores in the previous year. The profit after tax for the year has remained stable at '37 crores.

8) Other Projects Being Undertaken by Domestic Subsidiaries

The Company as part of its long term growth strategy had initiated a few greenfield projects in the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha.

• JSW Bengal Steel Limited (JSW Bengal Steel) - As a part of its overall growth strategy, the Company had planned to set up a 10 MTPA capacity steel plant in phases through its subsidiary, JSW Bengal Steel. However, due to uncertainties in the availability of key raw materials such as iron ore and coal, after the cancellation of the allotted coal blocks, the Salboni project has been put on hold.

• JSW Jharkhand Steel Limited (JJSL) -

JJSL was incorporated in relation to the setting up of a 10 MnT steel plant in Jharkhand. The Company is currently in the process of obtaining approvals and clearances necessary for the project.

• JSW Utkal Steel Limited (JUSL) was formed for setting up an integrated steel plant of 13.2 MTPA steel capacity and a 900 MW captive power plant in Odisha.

In April 2022, JUSL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSW Steel has received the environmental clearance (EC) for setting up of a greenfield Integrated Steel Plant (ISP) of 13.2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) crude steel from the Union Ministry of Environment & Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC). The mega project is expected to generate huge employment opportunities in the region, which in turn will boost the economy of Odisha state. The capital expenditure for the modern, green and environment- friendly integrated steel plant (ISP) project is expected to be approx. ' 65,000 crores including associated facilities. The phase-wise work for the project is expected to start once the land is handed over to the company by the Government of Odisha. The project is one of the largest in the manufacturing sector in the country and MoEF&CC accorded the EC after successful public hearings. JUSL has earmarked budgets for social interventions under public health, education, skill development, social infrastructure, waste management, environment, drinking water, women empowerment and other interventions. Additionally, based on the environment impact assessment (EIA), the company has plans to incur expenditure for the environment protection and mitigation measures.

JIUSL is in the process of obtaining the necessary approvals and licences for the project.

(ii) Overseas Subsidiaries

1) Periama Holdings LLC and its Subsidiaries

Viz. JSW Steel (uSA) inc - Plate and Pipe

Mill Operation and its Subsidiaries - West

Virginia, USA-Based Coal Mining Operation

a) The Baytown facility has a 1.2 million net tonnes per annum (MNTPA) plate mill and a 0.55 MNTPA pipe mill. The facility is located near a port and in close proximity to key customers in the oil and gas industry. JSW Steel (USA) plate and pipe mill is in the process of modernising the existing facilities at Baytown, Texas. The first phase of modernisation was completed and commissioned in the last fiscal year. The second phase of the modernisation of the plate mill is on-track and expected to be completed in FY 2023-24. The unit produced 0.29 MNTPA of plates and 0.012 MNTPA of pipes with capacity utilisation of 31% and 2%, respectively. JSW Steel (USA) witnessed a turnaround during the year as the demand for the plate market picked up and realisations improved in the US. JSW Steel (USA) reported an EBITDA of US$ 80 million ('600 crores) compared to the previous year's negative EBITDA of US$ 9.2 million ('73 crores). In FY 2021-22, loss after tax was US$ 10.6 million ('72 crores) compared to net loss after tax of US$75.63 million ('605 crores) in FY 2020-21.

b) Coal mining operation-Periama Holdings LLC has 100% equity interest in coal mining concessions in West Virginia, US along with permits for coal mining and owns a 500 TPH coal-handling and preparation plant. During the year, total production stood at 83877 NT as against 77,928 NT during FY 2020-21. Its coal mining operations reported EBITDA of

US$ 1 million ('8 crores) for the year, compared to EBITDA loss of US$ 5.52 million ('43 crores) in the previous year. Loss after tax stood at US$ 104.78 million ('780 crores) vis-a vis Loss after tax of US$ 19.64 million ('146 crores) in FY 2020-21.

During the year, as a part of the overall exercise and to consolidate its operations and holding structure the following subsidiaries has been merged with their immediate parent companies.

Name of Entity merged Parent Entity
Keenan Minerals LLC Purest Energy LLC
R.C. Minerals LLC
Peace Leasing LLC
Rolling S Augering LLC Planck Holdings LLC
Periama Handling LLC
Prime Coal LLC Periama Holdings LLC

The merger has been accounted for under the pooling of interest method wherein, investments and share capital of respective entities has been eliminated and all assets and liabilities of the subsidiaries have been transferred at book values as on December 2, 2021.

2) Acero Junction Holdings inc (ACERO) and its Wholly-Owned Subsidiary JSW Steel USA OHIO inc (JSWSuO)

JSWSUO has steelmaking assets consisting of 1.5 MNTPA electric arc furnace (EAF), 2.8 MNTPA continuous slab caster and a 3.0 MNTPA hot strip mill at Mingo Junction, Ohio in USA. In order to improve yields, enhance production, reduce operating costs, the Ohio unit revamped and modernised its facility at a cost of U.S.$40 million. The unit has since restarted operations in March 2021 and contributed to volumes and profitablity.

JSWSUO operated at a capacity utilisation of 42% during FY 2021-22 compared to the capacity utilisation of 6% in FY 2020-21 due to improved demand for slabs and Hot Rolled Coils in the US. JSWSUO collaborated with third-party mills for manufacturing HRC in FY 2021-22 and reported an EBITDA of US$ 119.86 million ('895 crores) compared to EBITDA loss of US$ 68.51 million ('510 crores) last financial year. Profit after tax for FY 2021-22 was US$ 72.11 million ('540 crores) compared to Loss after tax of US$ 116.09 million ('863 crores). JSWSUO operations turnaround during the year due to better capacity utilisation and increase in realisations for slabs and Hot Rolled Coils offset by the higher scrap prices, increase in fuel costs and other inputs.

3) JSW Steel Italy Piombino S.P.A. (JSW Piombino) (Formerly known as Aferpi S.P.A), Piombino Logistics S.P.A. (PL) and GSi Lucchini S.P.A

JSW Piombino produces and distributes special long steel products. The Company has a plant at Piombino in Italy, comprising a Rail Mill (0.32 MTPA), Bar Mill (0.4 MTPA), Wire Rod Mill (0.6 MTPA) and a captive industrial port concession.

PL manages the logistics infrastructure of Piombino's port area. The port managed by PL has the capacity to handle ships up to 60,000 tonnes. During FY 2021-22, operations generated an EBITDA loss of €6.42 million ('69 crores) compared to EBITDA loss of €22.65 million ('191 crores) last year. Loss after tax for the year amounted to € 11.7 million ('106 crores) against loss after tax of €30.1 million ('247 crores) in FY 2020-21.

Liquidation of overseas subsidiaries

During the year, as part of the Company's overall efforts of simplifying the group structure, three overseas wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company domiciled in the Republic of Mauritius which were acquired in the earlier years have undergone winding up and have been liquidated w.e.f 15 March, 2022

• Arima Holdings Limited

• Erebus Limited

• Lakeland Securities Limited

(III) Joint Venture Companies

1) JSW ispat Special Steel Products limited (JISPL) (Formerly known as Monnet iSPAT & Energy limited (MIEL))

In August 2018, Monnet Ispat & Energy Limited (MIEL), was acquired jointly by a consortium of Aion Investments Private Limited (AION) and the Company. Currently, JSW Steel directly and indirectly holds 23.1% of the equity shares of JISPL.

JISPL owns a 1 MnT integrated steel plant with the ability to scale up to 1.5 MnT, along with a 0.8 MnT sponge iron plant, 2.20 MnT pellet plant, a 0.96 MnT sinter plant and a 230 MW captive power plant in Chhattisgarh.

JISPL since its acquisition have taken the following steps to revive and turnaround business operations

• Restarted the pellet plant and incurred capex to increase capacity to 2.2 MTPA and revamping of the pellet plant by introduction of two filter presses, mixer and evacuation system

• Increased the DRI productivity by usage of own manufactured pellets and process improvement

• Revamped the oxygen plant for consistent and reliable operations

• Restarted the Blast Furnace and carried out process improvement to operate at rated capacity and improved efficiencies

• Restart of the steel melt shop and upgradation to special steel by modification of caster and commissioning of vacuum de-gasifier and commissioning of slab caster and bloom caster to cater to the requirements of rail mills

• Modernisation of the rolling mill to produce special bar rods and flat rolling

These initiatives resulted in turnaround of JISPL's business operations and JISPL recorded a consolidated operating EBITDA of '472 crores for FY 2021-22 as compared to EBIDTA of '384 crores in the previous year. JISPL recorded a profit before tax of ' 1 crore for FY 2021-22 as compared to loss before tax and exceptional items of '105 crores in FY 2020-21.

The Board of Directors of JSW Steel Limited at its meeting held on May 27, 2022, on the recommendations of the audit committee and the Independent Directors, has considered and approved a composite scheme of arrangement amongst JSW Steel Limited("JSWSL"), Creixent Special Steels Limited ("CSSL") and JSW Ispat Special Products Limited ("JISPL") and their respective shareholders and creditors ("Scheme") under Sections 230 to 232 and other applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act"). The Appointed Date of the Scheme is April 1, 2022

The Scheme provides, inter alia, for the amalgamation of CSSL and JISPL with and into JSWSL; dissolution without winding up of CSSL and JISPL; issuance and allotment of equity shares of JSW Steel Limited to the eligible equity shareholders of CSSL and JISPL in the manner and in the share exchange ratio specified in the Scheme, i.e., JSWSL will issue 3 (three) fully paid up equity shares of ' 1 each to the eligible equity shareholders of CSSL as on the record date for every 2 (two) fully paid up equity shares of ' 10 each held by such equity shareholders of CSSL; and 1 (one) fully paid up equity share of ' 1 each of JSWSL for every 21 (twenty-one) fully paid up equity shares of ' 10 each held by eligible equity shareholders of JISPL; and 1 (one) fully paid up equity share of ' 1 each of JSWSL for every 21 (twenty-one) compulsorily convertible preference shares of ' 10 each held by such holders of compulsorily convertible preference shares of JISPL

The Scheme is subject to the necessary statutory and regulatory approvals of (i) the shareholders / the creditors of the Transferee Company and other parties to the Scheme, as may be directed by the National Company Law Tribunal, Mumbai Bench, (ii) the BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (iii) Securities and Exchange Board of India (iv) Competition Commission of India and (v) any other regulatory approvals, permissions, consents, sanctions, exemption as may be required under applicable laws, regulations, guidelines in relation to the Scheme.

2) JSW Severfield Structures Limited and its Subsidiary JSW Structural Metal Decking Limited (JSSL)

JSW Severfield Structures Limited (JSSL) is operating a facility to design, fabricate and erect structural steel work and ancillaries for construction projects. These projects have a total capacity of 55,000 TPA at Bellary, Karnataka. JSSL produced 58244 tonnes (including job work) during FY 2021-22. JSSL's EBITDA increased to '65 crores from '41 crores crores in FY 2020-21. The profit after tax for the year also improved to '11 crores versus a loss after tax of '16 crores in FY 2020-21.

JSW Structural Metal Decking Limited (JSWSMD), a subsidiary company of JSSL, is engaged in the business of designing and roll forming of structural metal decking and accessories such as edge trims and shear studs. The plant's total capacity is 10,000 TPA. In FY 2021-22, JSWSMD's EBITDA improved to '17 crores from '6 crores in FY 2020-21. The profit after tax for the year was at '9 crores compared to '2 crores in FY 2020-21.

3) JSW Mi Steel Service Centre Private limited (MISI JV)

The Company and Marubeni-Itochu Steel signed a JV agreement on September 23, 2011 to set up steel service centres in India. The JV Company had started the commercial operation of its steel service centre in western India (near Pune), with 0.18 MTPA initial installed capacity in March 2015. MISI JV has also commissioned its steel service centre in Palwal, Haryana, with MISI JV 0.18 MTPA initial capacity. On May 24 2021, MISI

JV acquired JSW MI Chennai Steel Service Center Private Limited (formerly known as MI Steel Processing India Private Limited) from Marubeni Itochu Inc. with processing capacity of 0.10 MTPA

The service centre is equipped to process flat steel products, such as hot-rolled, cold rolled and coated products. Such products offer just-in time solutions to automotive, white goods, construction and other value added segments. In FY 2021-22, EBITDA was '51 crores as compared to '41 crores in FY 2020-21. MISI JV earned a profit after tax of '25 crores during the year as compared to '18 crores during FY 2020-21.

(D) Dividend

The Board of Directors of the Company had approved a Dividend Distribution Policy on January 31, 2017, in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Policy is available on the Company's website: www.jsw.in/investors/investorrelations-steel.

In terms of the Policy, Equity Shareholders of the Company may expect dividend if the Company has surplus funds and after taking into consideration the relevant internal and external factors enumerated in the policy for declaration of dividend.

The policy also enumerates that efforts will be made to maintain a dividend payout (including dividend distribution tax and dividend on preference shares, if any) in the range of 15% to 20% of the consolidated net profits of the Company after tax, in any financial year, subject to compliance of covenants with Lenders / Bond holders.

In line with the said policy, the Board of Directors has recommended dividend at '17.35 per equity share on the 241,72,20,440 equity shares of '1 each of the Company, for the year ended March 31, 2022, subject to the approval of the Members at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. This dividend payout ratio works out to 20% of the consolidated net profit of the year ended March 31, 2022. The total outflow on account of equity dividend will be '4,194 crores, vis a vis '1,571 crores paid for FY 2020-21.

Mainstreaming Sustainability in Business Imperatives

1) Sustainability Governance

Maintaining and preserving the environment is a key business objective for the Company. The Company is aligned with the global steel industry's focus on reducing its environmental impact and contributions toward climate change. Over the years, JSW Steel has fortified its commitment to conserve natural resources, reduce emissions by undertaking long-term measures like harnessing innovation, technology adoption and process change. The Company has developed a sustainability framework based on 17 key areas which embody the long-term Environmental, Social and Governance goals of the enterprise. The focus areas have been identified through an extensive process of studying the impact and the level of contribution required to be made. Furthermore, the Company has set targets and goals that will aid the creation of long- term value for all stakeholders.

JSW Steel has also established a Board-level Business Responsibility / Sustainability Reporting Committee which reviews the sustainability parameters every six months. In light of the rapid developments related to climate change viz. technology, regulations, taxation, investors' growing expectations, disclosures and so on, the Company has constituted a Climate Action Group (CAG) with cross-functional expertise, encompassing R&D, strategy, operations, communications etc. Facilitated by the Corporate Sustainability Team, the CAG operates as a central think-tank, to formulate and drive the climate change mitigation strategy and actions for the Company towards a low carbon road ahead. With a seamless mechanism in place to review stakeholder issues periodically, the Company has been undertaking extensive planning, process optimisation and investments in technology and innovation to limit environmental risks.

Key areas of sustainability

• Climate Change

• Energy

• Resources

• Water resources

• Waste

• Water waste

• Air Emissions

• Biodiversity

• Local considerations

• Human rights

• Indigenous people

• Cultural heritage

• Business ethics

• Employee wellbeing

• Supply chain sustainability

• Sustainable mining

• Social sustainability

During the year, the Company raised $1 billion through the issuance of bonds in the US bond markets through a Reg S/144A issuance. The issuance comprised two tranches of 5.5 years and 10.5 years, each for an amount of $500 million. The 10.5-year tranche was issued as a Sustainability Linked Bond (SLB) where the company has committed to a target of achieving <1.95 tonnes of CO2 per tonne of crude steel produced, by March 2030, representing a 23% reduction from its 2020 levels.

2) Tackling Climate Change

As an industry leader, JSW Steel understands its responsibility to contribute towards creating a cleaner and sustainable planet for the future. The Company has developed a climate action plan to improve its carbon emission intensity beyond India's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and achieve more than 42% reduction by 2030 from the base year of 2005. JSW Steel aims to achieve this through:

• Improvement of input raw material quality through beneficiation

• Increased use of renewable energy and scrap

• Reducing coke in Blast Furnaces (BFs), increased Pulverised Coal Injection (PCI) and Natural Gas (NG) use in BFs

• Energy efficiency and process efficiency improvements through best available technologies

• Continue efforts and collaborations towards development of deep decarbonisation technologies

The Company has an operating Carbon Capture Utilisation (CCU) plant at Salav facility, which is capturing carbon from the exhaust gases generated by sponge iron operations, treating and converting it to approximately 100 TPD CO2 (99.5% purity) and which is being used in the food and beverage industry for use.

The Company has earmarked '10,000 crore over the next few years to decarbonise, the initiatives include shifting to solar power for energy and increase the usage of scrap in the steel making operations.

3) Energy

With a view to relook at the energy minimisation and ensure energy efficient business processes, JSW Steel has been steadily transitioning to cleaner energy. The Company had set a target of consuming around ~1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030, and it has progressed steadily towards achieving the same. JSW Steel has entered into a solar and wind power purchase agreement through SPVs set up by JSW Energy Limited. JSW Steel will acquire 26% stake in such SPVs, which will set up renewable power facilities with an aggregate capacity of 958 MW, of which 225 MW was commissioned in April 2022.

4) Product Sustainability

JSW Steel obtained Environmental Product Declarations (EPD's) - Type III eco-labelling for all finished products of its three integrated steel plants. EPDs will enable and support the organisation to clearly communicate the quantified environmental information to customers on the life cycle of products in a credible, comparable, and understandable way.

5) Water Management

JSW Steel has set a target of achieving specific water consumption (in steel production) of 2.21m3/ tcs by 2030. Currently, all the facilities follow Zero Liquid Discharge principles. The major steel producing facilities of the JSW Steel operate in water-stressed regions, and thus the Company consistently introduces process improvements to ensure better water conservation and harvesting. The plants have extensive water management plans in place which accelerate water conservation.

6) Air Emissions

The Company continues to upgrade and implement better pollution control systems while seeking expansion and improvement in its plans. JSW Steel commissioned a dedusting system of capacity 1,00,000 m3/h commissioned at RMHS in Vjayanagar, which covers around 11 dust sources effectively and reduces work zone emissions. Similarly, dedusting systems of capacity 1,20,000 m3/h and 90,000 m3/h were commissioned at Pellet Plant -3 Product Storage Building and at Pellet Plant -3 HLS Building respectively.

7) Biodiversity

With an aim to protect the biodiversity where it operates, JSW Steel aims to practice prudent land use management. The Company also engages local environmental organisations and societies to study the biodiversity impact and improve local flora and fauna.

Till date, JSW Steel Vijayanagar has planted around 18 lakh trees in an area of 2250 acres and plans to enhance the plantation to 24 lakh. The facility has also developed greenery in an expansive stretch of 432 acre of degraded forest land adjacent to JSW Steel Complex in association with Karnataka State Forest Department.

The Company has carried out study to determine the impact on flora and fauna of core area. JSW Steel is planning to develop a Jubilee Park spread across 242 acres in Vijayanagar to enhance biodiversity.

8) Corporate Social Responsibility

In line with the Group's philosophy of 'Better Everyday', JSW Steel has strived to deliver on its responsibilities towards its communities, people and society at large. The Company carries out its social and out of fence environmental initiatives through JSW Foundation. The aim is to drive meaningful and sustainable change among communities (Direct Influence Zones & Indirect Influence Zones) across eight cause areas.

JSW Foundation's interventions are oriented towards achieving better outcomes in the local context by adopting SAMMS approach- Strategic, Aligned, Multi- stakeholder, Measurable, Sustainable. The interventions aim to leverage the long-standing trust and engagement with the communities to enable a self-sustaining ecosystem of well-being.

The interventions range from strengthening educational institutions to provisioning of secondary & tertiary healthcare and strengthening of public health system, helping communities to access basic sanitation & promoting hygiene, contributing towards water and environment conservation, facilitating women-centric livelihoods and, promoting agribusiness approach.

In the last four financial years, the Company has consistently increased the share of CSR expenditure.

The CSR spend has increased every year from '53 crores in FY 2017-18 to '176.73 crores in FY 2020-21. During the current financial year, the Company has spent an amount of '200.34 crores towards CSR expenditure.

Envisioning and achieving progress across intervention areas

Education

The education programmes and initiatives focus on a spectrum of aspects, including the construction and maintenance school infrastructure, interventions in early childhood education, e-learning, scholarships, teacher training, remedial classes, additional teacher support, career guidance, exposure to science and math activities, the provision of science labs and libraries, and mid-day meals.

Health and nutrition

The efforts under this focus area aim to enhance health and nutrition services at all levels of the healthcare systems by increasing awareness, contributing to infrastructure development, and encouraging community engagement to support the nation's efforts.

Skills and livelihoods

The Company focuses on ground realities to increase the employability of graduates and women in rural areas with innovative solutions and vocational trainings.

Water, environment and sanitation

The Company undertakes an integrated approach towards water, environment and sanitation by ensuring access to safe drinking water, implementing long-term plans for sustainable water resource management and enabling water security for domestic and agriculture usage in communities.

Waste Management

JSW Foundation is aligned to the government's Swachh Bharat Mission and focuses on reducing and eliminating the practice of mixed waste from its townships and Direct Impact Zones (DIZ) villages.

Art, Culture & Heritage

The Company has focused on developing a long-term preservation and restoration strategy to protect the country's heritage for future generations. Through active collaborations with organisations and initiatives that preserve and promote the art, culture, and heritage of India, JSW Foundation is involved in establishing art precincts, restoring heritage structures, and preserving history.

Promoting Sports

JSW Steel has pioneered the success of rural sporting talent in India with focus on providing holistic and integrated solutions ranging from infrastructure, equipment, training of trainers to partnering with government bodies and other associations for growth.

Pursuant to the of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibilities Policy) Amendment Rules, 2021, Company has adopted a revised CSR policy in line with the above amendment. The policy has been approved by the Company's Board of Directors and the same is available on the website of the Company at https://www. jswsteel.in/investors/jsw-steel-investor-information- corporate-social-responsibility-policy.

In view of the solid foundation laid for the long-term projects in this fiscal and the envisioned scaling up of the on-going CSR projects, the Company will continue to create value for its as well for a wider range of stakeholders. The disclosure as per Rule 9 of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014 (as amended) is annexed to this Report as Annexure C.

9) Health and Safety

JSW Steel is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for the employees, contractors, business associates and visitors on premises and community impacted by its operations.

The Company aims to be compliant with all applicable health and safety legal requirements and the world-class Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) management systems are being implemented and maintained across the locations. JSW Steel has consistently focused on safeguarding the lives of people, with an aim to create a zero harm working environment.

JSW steel has launched ten JSW critical safety rules, which were developed based on the criticality and past history of incidents. In order to create awareness on these rules, a 3D animated video was developed and was cascaded to all the sites for inclusion in the Safety Induction process.

In the year FY 2021-22, JSW Steel launched 'Safety Hero Programme' to recognise the employee and contract workers. The Safety Hero encourages safety behavoiur and compliances with the set safety rules and procedures. Further, to strengthen the knowledge and exposure of safety team towards international requirements and best practices, JSW Steel has organised NEBOSH International General Certification training through British Safety Council for safety professionals. First batch comprising of 20 employees were selected from JSW Steel. The participants underwent training and appeared for exams.

As a part of ensuring contractor safety, a six-step contractor safety management programme (CSM) has been established across all plants. In order to periodically assess and improve the contractor's safety performance, a post assessment of contractor's safety performance is carried out periodically (at least every 6 months) and rated for their safety performance.

JSW Steel has developed a robust set of online safety training modules which familiarise the employees with health and safety requirements. Using the reach and convenience of digital tools, the Company has launched a Safety App and portal, which is being used extensively across all sites. All safety processes have been digitised like near miss and incident reporting, audit and inspection, safety observation, contractor safety management and road safety.

10) Human Resources

JSW Steel takes immense pride in its organisational culture, one which has endured the uncertainty of the last two years and utilised it as a competitive advantage to enable continuous progress.

Safety, diversity, inclusion, and overall employee growth are the important values of the organisational culture. In the last year, the Company focused on stringent adherence to safety norms and Covid regulations across all its facilities. In FY 2021-22, JSW Steel streamlined organisational structure, and introduced an initiative to revisiting the grades in line with the current employment market, following which the grades were redistributed and re-designated to bring parity between JSW Steel and market peers.

At JSW Steel, all employees have a variable component in their salary structure. The nature (in terms of payout frequency, business parameters, weightage of business result vs individual contribution, etc.) of the variable component may differ depending on business category, department & employee's grade. For some employees, this component is called PIB (production incentive bonus), for some it is Variable Pay & for few employees it is categorised as Sales Incentive.

Keeping in line with the focus to encourage diversity in the workforce, JSW Steel aims to enhance its gender diversity mix to 15% by FY 2024-25. In FY 2021-22, the Company has successfully established two units exclusively operated and managed by women employees. One of the coated products unit established at JSW Steel Vasind Works and finishing unit at JSW Vijayanagar Works are end-to-end managed by women employees.

JSW Steel has been on a phenomenal growth journey and plans to grow manifold in the coming decade.

With the strong belief in employee growth and well- being, the Company launched the Shri OP Jindal ESOP Plan 2021 and Shri OP Jindal Samruddhi Plan 2021. The initiative has provided Stock Options to all employees of JSW Steel right from the frontline workers to the top management. This is one of the largest ESOP Schemes launched by an Indian company and will contribute significantly to building long-term wealth for employees.

JSW Steel continued to focus on building, nurturing and retaining a talented workforce during the year. The Company believes in developing the skills of workforce by providing educational and on-the-job training, in addition to safety and organisational policies' training.

Aligning with the JSW Steel's business strategy on Digitalisation, to improve productivity and process efficiency, the HR function embarked on an exhaustive HR Transformation journey. The aim is to transition seamlessly to a new age and data-driven HR organisation powered by digital tools and processes. HR processes were updated through cloud based SaaS HR platform, Darwinbox which ties in a mobile first employee experience and increases technology penetration across the organisation. The platform provides a well-rounded employee experience that consolidates employee data, approvals, and hire to retire transactions at one place.

Awards

• Recognised as worldsteel Sustainability Champion for four years in a row for implementing significant sustainable measures.

• JSW Steel received the Steelie Award in Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment category for the project 'Using LCA to evaluate the environmental performance of new product development and promotion' .

• Certified as Great Place to Work, and recognised as an employee-first organization, continually evolving with innovative work culture practices.

• Recognised as Best Brand in 2021 by The Economic Times for commanding popularity, recall success and mind awareness and the benefit of instant association.

• Won Gold for Occupational Health & Safety Award'21 with 4.5 star for overall Occupational Health & Safety Management system.

• Became a member of worldsteel Sustainability Charter.

• JSW Steel joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

• Maintained its Leadership level 'A-' in CDP Climate Change Ranking 2021 for implementing a number of best practices under climate change.

Other Awards

Vijayanagar

• Won IIM National Sustainability Award for best quality, registering highest product development, profit making, human resources management and environmental performances during the year.

• Received IIM - TSL New Millennium Iron Award for outstanding and original contribution in the area of blast furnace based iron making.

• Received Ispat Suraksha Puraskar - 2021 for no Fatal incidents during Calendar Year 2019 & 2020 at Steel Melting Shops and continuous cast plants.

• Received the National Energy Efficiency Innovation Award 2021 for the project Plastic Injection in Electric Arc Furnace.

Dolvi

• Bestowed with the coveted CII-EXIM Bank Award for Business Excellence 2021.

• Declared the winner of Golden Peacock Business Excellence Award for the year 2021 for business excellence & innovation.

• Bestowed with the Commendation for Significant Achievement in Environment Management in the Steel plant category at the 16th CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2021.

• Received the 21st Annual Greentech Environment Award 2021 for outstanding achievements in environment protection.

• Honoured with Golden Bird Platinum Award 2020 towards Excellence in Environment Protection.

• Received Gold Occupational Health & Safety Award 2021 from OHSSAI Foundation.

• Received Effective Safety Culture Award 2021 from Greentech Foundation for outstanding and exemplary initiatives and practices in the areas of developing effective safety culture

• Honoured with Platinum Award at the Third Occupational Health and Safety Award by Indian Chamber of Commerce as a recognition of the organisation's best practices in the sphere of health & safety.

• Won two Gold Awards from Grow Care India, one for Occupational Health & Safety and the other for Fire Safety.

• Received Gold Award from Apex India Foundation, under Apex India Occupational Health & Safety Award-2021.

Salem

• 9 teams won par Excellence awards and 1 team won Excellence award in the 46th International Convention on Quality Control Circles (ICQCC)

• 13 teams won Par Excellence awards in the 35th National Convention on Quality Concepts (NCQC).

• Won 1st Runner Up Award in IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality -MQH Best Practice, as a recognition of the unit's achievements in the field of quality.

• Won the Par Excellence Award in 7th National Conclave on 5S conducted by Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI).

• 24 teams won Gold award and 2 teams won Silver award in the Chapter Convention on Quality Concepts (CCQC) under the theme "Involving People through Quality concepts to Make India Global Leader".

• Two teams won 1st category award Rhodium and one team won second category award Platinum at 4th Poka -Yoke competition conducted by ABK- AOTS DOSOKAI for implementing innovative Quality Control techniques.

• Steel Melt Shop won Gold award for Kaizen and Bar Rod Mill won the Silver award for Kaizen in QCFI 5th Kaizen competition for implementing continuous improvement in the manufacturing process.

• Received 5-star rating from British Safety Council for Excellence in Safety, for successfully benchmarking the safety management standards of the Salem Plant with British Safety Council 5-star audit criteria.

• Bagged Award of honour for implementing best practices in the field of Health Safety and Environment from the National Safety Council.

• Received Green Tech Safety Award 2021 for the outstanding achievement in OH&S practices and implementation.

• Won Platinum Award from Grow Care India Business Conclave Safety Awards 2021 for best safety systems and procedures.

• Bagged the IIM sustainability Award 2020-21 under Secondary Steel / Alloy steel category

• Won Platinum Award from Grow care India for Environmental Excellence and Gold in Sustainability initiatives.

• Won Environmental Excellence Award in 15th Indian Chamber of Commerce for displaying an excellent commitment towards environment management.

Corporate governance

1) Transfer to Reserves

The Board of Directors has decided to retain the entire amount of profit in the profit and loss account. Accordingly, the Company has not transferred any amount to the 'Reserves' for the year ended March 31, 2022.

2) Prospects

Management Discussion and Analysis, covering prospects, is provided as a separate section in the Annual Report.

3) Management Discussion and Analysis

Management Discussion and Analysis is provided as a separate section in the Annual Report

4) Integrated Report

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), in its circular dated February 6, 2017, had advised the top 500 listed companies (by market capitalisation) to voluntarily adopt Integrated Reporting (IR) from FY 2017-18.

The Company published its first Integrated Report the same year in line with the International Integrated Reporting Framework laid down by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). The framework pivots the Company's reporting approach around the paradigm of value creation and its various drivers.

It also reflects the Company's belief in sustainable value creation while integrating a balanced utilisation of natural resources and social development in its business decisions. An Integrated Report intends to give a holistic picture of an organisation's performance and prospects to the providers of financial capital and other stakeholders. It is thus widely regarded as the future of corporate reporting.

The previous Integrated Reports of the Company have been well-received by various stakeholders and have been recognised internationally for its disclosures. Over the past four years, the reporting approach of the Company has further evolved. Together with the integrated reporting framework, its disclosures have been mapped with other leading frameworks and guidelines.

These include:

• Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards

• United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

• Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)

• Principles under United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

• National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct (NGRBC)

The necessary disclosures under these guidelines, together with the articulation of Company's approach to long-term value creation, has improved the Company's corporate reporting practices.

5) Corporate Governance Report

JSW Steel has complied with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 regarding corporate governance. A report on the Company's Corporate Governance practices and the Auditors' Certificate on compliance of mandatory requirements thereof are given as an annexure to this Report and the same is also available on the website of the Company at https://www.jswsteel.in/investors/ jsw-steel-governance.

6) Business Responsibility/Sustainability Report

The Company is committed to pursuing its business objectives ethically, transparently and with accountability to all its stakeholders. It believes in demonstrating responsible behaviour while adding value to the society and the community, as well as ensuring environmental well-being from a long-term perspective.

The Business Responsibility Report (BRR) of the Company was being presented to the stakeholders as per the requirements of Regulation 34 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 describing the environmental, social and governance initiatives taken by the Company. In its circular dated February 6, 2017, SEBI has further advised the top 500 listed companies (by market capitalisation) to voluntarily adopt Integrated Reporting (IR) from FY 2017-18. Subsequently SEBI vide its Notification dated December 26, 2019 and consequent amendments carried out to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, has made the Business Responsibility and Sustainability Report (BRSR) applicable to the top 1,000 listed entities (by market capitalisation) for reporting on a voluntary basis for FY 2021-22 and on a mandatory basis from FY 2022-23. The Company will be presenting the BRSR to the stakeholders of the Company as part of this Annual Report.

As stated earlier in the Report, the current financial year marks the fifth year of the Company's transition towards Integrated Reporting, focusing on the 'capitals approach' of value creation.

The fifth Integrated Report includes the Company's performance as per the IR framework for the period April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. The Company has also provided the requisite mapping of principles of the National Guidelines on Responsible Business Conduct to fulfil the requirements of the BRSR as per SEBI's directive. The Report which forms a part of the Annual Report, can along with all the related policies, be also viewed on the Company's website https://www. jswsteel.in/investors/steel.

7) Directors and Key Management Personnel

In accordance with the provisions of Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 and in terms of the Articles of Association of the Company, Mr. Jayant Acharya (DIN 00106543), retires by rotation at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and, being eligible, offers himself for re- appointment.

Ms. Fiona Jane Mary Paulus (DIN 09618098), who was appointed as an Additional Director of the Company, in the category of Independent Director, by the Board of Directors with effect from May 27, 2022, in terms of Section 161 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Article 123 of the Company's Articles of Association, holds office until the date of this Annual General Meeting. The Company has received a notice under Section 160 of the Companies Act, 2013 from a member proposing her candidature for the office of Director, in the category of Independent Director, for a term up to 26th May 2027. A brief profile of Ms. Fiona Jane Mary Paulus is given in the notice convening the 28th Annual General Meeting, for the perusal of the shareholders.

Pursuant to the recommendation of Nomination and Remuneration Committee, the Board of Directors at its meeting held on 27th May, 2022, has subject to the approval of the members at the forthcoming 28th Annual General Meeting of the Company scheduled on 20 July, 2022, approved the re- appointment of Mr. Sajjan Jindal. (DIN 00017762) as the Managing Director of the Company, for a period of five years, with effect from 07.07.2022.

The proposals regarding the re-appointment of the aforesaid Directors are placed for approval by the Shareholders.

Dr. Vinod Nowal, Dy. Managing Director (DIN No. 00046144), after close to four decades with the Group, superannuated at the age of 66 years from the services of the Company with effect from the close of business hours of 29th April 2022, upon completion of his tenure on the same day as a Whole-time Director, designated as Dy. Managing Director. Consequently, he has also stepped down from the Board as a Director.

Following the superannuation of Dr. Vinod Nowal, Mr. Jayant Acharya, who was appointed as a Whole time Director of the Company, designated as Director (Commercial & Marketing) of the Company, for a period of five years, i.e., from 07th May, 2019 to 06th May 2024, has been re-designated as Deputy Managing Director w.e.f May, 27 2022, on account of change in his role and responsibilities, based on the recommendations of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Mr. Seturaman Mahalingam has been appointed as the Lead Independent Director in place of Late Mr. Malay Mukherjee w.e.f May 27, 2022.

Karnataka State Industrial Infrastructure and Development Corporation Limited (KSIIDC) had nominated Mr. K P Mohanraj, IAS (DIN 06965604) as its nominee on the Company's Board with effect from 21st October, 2021 in place of Dr. V Ram Prasath Manohar, IAS (DIN 08079851) whose nomination was withdrawn w.e.f. 16th October, 2021. KSIIDC subsequently withdrew the nomination of Mr. K P Mohanraj and nominated in his place Dr. M. R. Ravi, IAS (DIN 08254276) as its nominee on the Company's Board with effect from 21st January, 2022.

The Directors place on record their deep appreciation of the valuable services rendered by Dr. Vinod Nowal, Dr. V Ram Prasath Manohar, IAS and Mr. K P Mohanraj, IAS during their tenure on the Board of the Company.

DEMISE OF DIRECTOR:

With profound sadness and grief, the Directors report the sad demise of Mr. Malay Mukherjee, Independent Director, aged 74 years, on Saturday, January 29, 2022. Mr. Mukherjee who was appointed on the Board of the Company on 29th July 2015 as an Independent Director and later as the Lead Independent Director had over 40 years of experience in a range of technical, commercial, and managerial roles in the mining and steel industry. The Company immensely benefitted from his vision and leadership during his tenure both as a Member of the Board of Directors and as a Member of Various Board Committees especially as Chairman of the Project Review Committee. His mentorship to senior colleagues in the organisation is irreplaceable and remains a source of inspiration for ever. Mr. Mukherjee's passing away will be an irreparable loss to the Company and the entire steel fraternity. The Board conveys its deep sympathy, sorrow and condolences to his family and places on record. Its deep appreciation of the valuable services rendered by Mr. Malay Mukherjee during his tenure on the Board of the Company.

In terms of Rule 6 of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Rules, 2014, all Independent Directors of the Company have enrolled themselves on the Independent Directors' Databank as on the date of this Report and will undergo the online proficiency self- assessment test within the specified timeline unless exempted under the aforesaid Rules.

There were no changes in the Key Managerial Personnel of the Company during the year under review.

8) Particulars of Employees

DETAILS PERTAINING TO REMUNERATION AS REQUIRED UNDER SECTION 197(12) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 2013 READ WITH RULE 5(1) OF THE COMPANIES (APPOINTMENT AND REMUNERATION OF MANAGERIAL PERSONNEL) RULES, 2014

(i) The percentage increase in remuneration of each Director, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary during the financial year 2021-22, ratio of the remuneration of each Director to the median remuneration of the employees of the Company for the financial year 2021-22 and the comparison of remuneration of each Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) against the performance of the Company are as under:

Sr. No. Name of Director/ KMP and Designation Remuneration of Director/ KMP for financial year 2021-22 (' in crores) % Increase/ (Decrease) in Remuneration in the Financial Year 2021-22 Ratio of remuneration of each Director/ to median remuneration of employees Comparison of the Remuneration of the KMP against the performance of the Company
1. Sajjan Jindal Chairman a Managing Director 134.80 0% 1859:1 Profit before tax (before exceptional items) increased by 102% in financial year 2021-22
2. Seshagiri Rao MVS Joint Managing Director a Group CFO 6.28 0% 87:1
3. Dr. Vinod Nowal Dy. Managing Director 4.87 0% 67:1
4. Jayant Acharya Director ( Commercial & Marketing ) 4.53 8.5% 62:1
5. Rajeev Pai Chief Financial Officer 2.40 7% N.A.
6. Lancy Varghese Company Secretary 0.91 16.4% N.A.

(ii) The median remuneration of employees of the Company during the financial year was '7.25 lakhs.

(iii) In the Financial year, there was an increase of 4.26% in the median remuneration of employees;

(iv) There were 13,483 permanent employees on the rolls of Company as on March 31, 2022;

(v) Relation between average increased in remuneration and company performance: - The Profit before Tax (before exceptional items) for the financial year ended March 31, 2022 increased by 102% whereas the increase in median remuneration was 4.26%. The average increase in median remuneration was in line with the market trends.

(vi) Comparison of Remuneration of the Key Managerial Personnel(s) against the performance of the Company:

The total remuneration of Key Managerial Personnel increased by 72.31% from '89.25 crores to '153.79 crores which includes the profit linked commission to Chairman & Managing Director of '121.70 crores (Previous Year '60.42 crores)

Key Managerial Personnel remuneration excluding the profit linked commission to Chairman & Managing Director increased by 11.30%(From '28.83 crores in FY 2020-21 to '32.09 crores in FY 2021-22) increase of 11.30% is mainly on account of yearly salary increment, restoration of previous year salary moderation and one-time Chairman Bonus during the year. Profit before Tax before exceptional items increased by 102% to '25,437 crores in FY 2021-22 ('12,582 crores in FY 2020-21).

Remuneration of the Key Managerial Personnel as % of Profit before tax (before exceptional items) is 0.60 %. a) Market capitalisation of the Company & Price Earnings ratio:

Date Market Price ' Face value of Share ' EPS in ' P/E Ratio Market Capitalisation ' % Change
March 31,2021 468.45 1 34.92 13.41 112,698
March 31,2022 732.65 1 69.48 10.54 175,873 56.06%

The Company has made initial public offer in the year 1995 for '10/- per share at par. Subsequent to sub-division of equity shares on 06/01/2017, the face value of share of the Company was reduced from '10/- to '1/- .The market price of the Company share as on March 31, 2022 is '732.65.

(vii) Average percentage increase made in the salaries of employees other than the managerial personnel in FY 2021-22 was 8.29%.

(viii) The key parameter for the variable component of remuneration in case of the Chairman and Managing Director is linked with Company performance. In case of other key managerial personnel(s) the same is linked with Company performance and Individual performance.

(ix) The ratio of the remuneration of the highest paid director to that of the employees who are not directors but receive remuneration in excess of the highest paid director during the year - Not Applicable.

(x) It is hereby affirmed that the remuneration paid is as per the Remuneration Policy for Directors, Key Managerial Personnel and other Employees.

The statement containing names of top ten employees in terms of remuneration drawn and the particulars of employees as required under Section 197(12) of the Act read with Rule 5(2) and 5(3) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, is given in Annexure E to this Report. Further, the report and the accounts are being sent to the Members excluding the aforesaid annexure. In terms of Section 136 of the Act, the said annexure is open for inspection and any Member interested in obtaining a copy of the same may write to the Company Secretary.

9) Policy on Directors' Appointment and Remuneration

Matching the needs of the Company and enhancing the competencies of the Board are the basis for the Nomination and Remuneration Committee to select a candidate for appointment to the Board.

The current policy is to have a balanced mix of executive and non-executive Independent Directors to maintain the independence of the Board and separate its functions of governance and management. As at March 31, 2022 the Board of Directors comprised of 11 Directors, of which seven are non-executive, including two women directors and two Nominee Directors. The number of Independent Directors is five.

The policy of the Company on Directors' appointment, including criteria for determining qualifications, positive attributes, independence of a Director and other matters, as required under sub-section (3) of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013, is governed by the Nomination Policy. The remuneration paid to the directors is in accordance with the remuneration policy of the Company.

More details on the Company's policy on director's appointment and remuneration and other matters provided in Section 178(3) of the Act has been disclosed in the Corporate Governance Report, which forms a part of this report.

10) Declaration of Independent Directors

The Company has received necessary declaration from each of the Independent Directors under Section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013 that he/she meets the criteria of independence laid down in Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 25 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

11) Board Evaluation

The Board carried out an annual performance evaluation of its own performance, the performance of the Independent Directors individually as well as the evaluation of the working of the Committees of the Board. The performance evaluation of all the Directors was carried out by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. The performance evaluation of the Chairman and the Non-Independent Directors was carried out by the Independent Directors. Details of the same are given in the Report on Corporate Governance annexed hereto.

12) Auditors and Auditor's Report

(A) STATUTORY AUDITOR'S AND AUDIT REPORT

At the Company's 23rd AGM held on June 29, 2017, M/s. S R B C & CO. LLP (324982E / E300003), Chartered Accountants, were appointed as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for a term of 5 years to hold office from the conclusion of the 23rd Annual General Meeting until the conclusion of the 28th Annual General Meeting of the Company.

The Board of Directors at its meeting held on 27th May, 2022 has recommended the appointment of M/s. S R B C & CO. LLP Chartered Accountants, as the Statutory Auditors of the Company for a second term of 5 years to hold office from the conclusion of the ensuing 28th AGM until the conclusion of the 33rd AGM of the Company to be held in the calendar year 2027.

M/s. S R B C & CO. LLP have expressed their willingness to be re-appointed as Statutory Auditors of the Company. They have further confirmed that their appointment, if made, would be within the limits prescribed under Section 141(3)(g) of the Companies Act, 2013 and that they are not disqualified for appointment. Accordingly, the proposal for their re-appointment as the Statutory Auditors of the Company, from the conclusion of the ensuing 28th AGM until the conclusion of the 33rd AGM of the Company to be held in the calendar year 2027, in terms of Section 139(1) of the Companies Act, 2013, is placed for Shareholders approval.

The Notes on financial statements referred to in the Auditor's Report are self-explanatory and do not call for any further comments. The Auditor's Report for the year under review does not contain any qualification, reservation, adverse remark, or disclaimer.

The Statutory Auditors have not reported any instance of fraud committed in the Company by its Officers or Employees to the Audit Committee under section 143(12) of the Companies Act, 2013, details of which needs to be mentioned in this Report.

(B) COST RECORDS & COST AUDITOR

Pursuant to Section 148(1) of the Companies Act, 2013 the Company is required to maintain cost records as specified by the Central Government and accordingly such accounts and records are made and maintained.

Pursuant to Section 148(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with the Companies (Cost Records and Audit) Amendment Rules, 2014, the Company is also required to get its cost accounting records audited by a Cost Auditor. Accordingly, the Board, at its meeting held on 27th May, 2022 has on the recommendation of the Audit Committee, re-appointed M/s. Shome & Banerjee, Cost Accountants to conduct the audit of the cost accounting records of the Company for FY 2022- 23 on a remuneration of '18,50,000 plus taxes as applicable and reimbursement of actual travel and out-of-pocket expenses. The remuneration is subject to the ratification of the Members in terms of Section 148 read with Rule 14 of the Companies (Audit and Auditors) Rules, 2014 and is accordingly placed before the Shareholders for ratification. The due date for filing the Cost Audit Report of the Company for the financial year ended March 31, 2021 was September 30, 2021 and the Cost Audit Report was filed in XBRL mode on August 17, 2021.

(C) SECRETARIAL AUDITOR & SECRETARIAL AUDIT

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013, and the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014, the Company had appointed M/s. S. Srinivasan & Co., a firm of Company Secretaries in Practice, to undertake the Secretarial Audit of the Company for the FY 2021 - 22. The Report of the Secretarial Audit is annexed herewith as Annexure B. The report does not contain any observation or qualification requiring explanation or comments from the Board under Section 134(3) of the Companies Act, 2013.

The Board, at its meeting held on 27th May, 2022, has re-appointed M/s. S. Srinivasan & Co., as Secretarial Auditor, for conducting Secretarial Audit of the Company for FY 2022-23.

Secretarial Audit of Material Unlisted Indian Subsidiary

a) JSW Steel Coated Products Limited

M/s. Vanita Sawant & Associates, Practicing Company Secretaries, had undertaken secretarial audit of the Company's material subsidiary i.e., JSW Steel Coated Products Limited for the FY 2021 - 22. The Audit Report confirms that the material subsidiary has complied with the provisions of the Act, Rules, Regulations and Guidelines and that there were no deviations or non-compliances. As per the provisions of Regulation 24A of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015, the Report of the Secretarial Audit is annexed herewith as Annexure B 1.

Annual Secretarial Compliance Report

During the period under review, the Company has complied with the applicable Secretarial Standards notified by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. The Company has also undertaken an audit for the FY 2021 - 22 pursuant to SEBI Circular No. CIR/CFD/ CMO/I/27/2019 dated February 08, 2019 for all applicable compliances as per the Securities and Exchange Board of India Regulations and Circular/ Guidelines issued thereunder. The Report (Annual Secretarial Compliance Report) has been submitted to the Stock Exchanges on May 13, 2022 which is within 60 days of the end of the financial year ended March 31, 2022.

13) Risk Management

The Company follows the globally recognised 'COSO' framework of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). ERM brings together the understanding of the potential upside and downside of all those factors which can affect the organisation with an objective to add maximum sustainable value to all the activities of the organisation and to various stakeholders.

The Company recognises that the emerging and identified risks need to be managed and mitigated to -

• Protect its shareholders and other stakeholders' interest

• Achieve its business objective

• Enable sustainable growth

Pursuant to the requirement of Regulation 21 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 and Companies Act, 2013, the Company has a Risk Management Framework in place. It has constituted a sub-committee of Directors to oversee the ERM framework to ensure resilience such that -

• Intended risks are taken prudently so as to plan for the best and be prepared for the worst

• Execution of decided strategies and plan with focus on action

• Unintended risks like performance, incident, process and transaction risks are avoided, mitigated, transferred (like in insurance) or shared (like through sub-contracting). The probability or impact thereof is reduced through tactical and executive management, policies, processes, inbuilt systems controls, MIS, internal audit reviews etc.

14) Internal Controls, Audit And Internal Financial Controls

The Company has a robust system of internal control, commensurate with the size and nature of its business and complexity of its operations.

Internal control: The system of internal control includes following significant features.

• Preparation of annual budgets and its regular monitoring.

• Control over transaction processing and ensuring integrity of accounting system by deployment of integrated ERP system.

• Well documented authorisation matrix, policies, procedures and guidelines covering all important operations of the company.

• Deployment of compliance tool to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and standards.

• Ensuring reliability of financial information by testing of internal financial controls over reporting by internal auditors and statutory auditors.

• Adequate insurance of company's assets / resources to protect against any loss.

• A comprehensive Information Security Policy and continuous updation of IT systems.

• Over sight by Board appointed Audit Committee which comprises of Independent Directors who are experts in their field.

The Audit Committee regularly reviews audit plans, significant audit findings, adequacy of internal controls and monitors implementation of audit recommendations.

Internal audit

The Company has a strong and independent internal audit function that inculcates global best standards and practices of international majors into the Indian operations. Internal Audit Department consists of professionally qualified accountants and engineers. The Chief Internal Auditor reports directly to the Chairman of Audit Committee. The Department has successfully integrated the COSO framework in its audit process to enhance the quality of its financial reporting, compatible with business ethics, effective controls and governance.

The Company extensively practices delegation of authority across its team, which creates effective checks and balances within the system to arrest all possible gaps. The internal audit team has access to all information in the organisation - this is largely facilitated by ERP implementation across the organisation.

Audit plan and execution

At start of the year, Internal Audit Department prepares an Annual Audit Plan after considering Business and Process Risks. The frequency of the audit is decided by risk ratings of areas/functions. The audit plan is carried out by the internal team and reviewed periodically to include areas that have assumed significant importance in line with the emerging industry trend and the aggressive growth of the Company. In addition, the company uses services of external expert firms including reputed accounting firms to conduct audit of few critical areas.

Internal financial controls

As per Section 134(5)(e) of the Companies Act 2013, the Directors have an overall responsibility for ensuring that the Company has implemented a robust system and framework of internal financial controls.

The Company had already developed and implemented a framework for ensuring internal controls over financial reporting. This framework includes entity-level policies, processes controls, IT General Controls and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for each of the processes.

The entity-level policies include antifraud policies (such as code of conduct, conflict of interest, confidentiality and whistle blower policy) and other polices (such as organisation structure, insider trading policy, HR policy, IT security policy, treasury policy and business continuity and disaster recovery plan). The Company has also prepared risk control matrix for each of its processes such as procure to pay, order to cash, hire to retire, treasury, fixed assets, inventory, manufacturing operations, etc.

These internal controls are reviewed by Internal and Statutory Auditors every year. The Company has carried out evaluation of design and effectiveness of these controls and noted no significant material weaknesses or deficiencies which can impact financial reports.

15) Fixed Deposits

The Company has not accepted any fixed deposits from the public. Therefore, it is not required to furnish information in respect of outstanding deposits under Non-banking, Non-financial Companies (Reserve Bank) Directions, 1966 and Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014.

16) Share Capital

The Company's Authorised Share capital during the financial year ended March 31, 2022, remained at '9015,00,00,000 (Rupees Nine Thousand Fifteen crores only) consisting of 6015,00,00,000 (Six Thousand Fifteen crores) shares of ' 1/- (Rupee One only) each and 300,00,00,000 (Three Hundred crores) preference shares of '10/- (Rupees Ten only) each.

The Company's paid-up equity share capital remained at '241,72,20,440 comprising of 241,72,20,440 equity shares of '1 each whereas the paid-up preference share capital of the Company as at the financial year ended March 31, 2022 is Nil.

17) Foreign Currency Bonds

As on March 31, 2022, the outstanding Notes issued by the Company aggregate to US$ 2.40 billion and outstanding Notes issued by the Company's subsidiary aggregate to US$ 790 million. All the outstanding Notes issued in the international market are listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the "SGX-ST").

18) Issuance of Non-Convertible Debentures

During the year under review, the Company issued and allotted 8.76% Rated, Listed, Secured, Redeemable, Non-Convertible Debentures (NCDs) of '10 lacs each of the Company, aggregating to '1,000 Crores (Rupees One Thousand crores) to Investors on private placement basis.

As on March 31, 2022, the outstanding NCDs issued by the Company aggregate to '9,670 Crore and outstanding NCD's issued by the Company's subsidiary aggregate to '2,500 crores. All the outstanding NCDs are listed on BSE Limited.

19) Credit Rating

In September 2021, Moody's Investors Service has revised the outlook on the Company's and Periama Holdings LLC 's ratings to positive from stable. Moody's has also affirmed Ba2 Corporate Family Rating (CFR) and its Ba2 senior unsecured notes rating. At the same time, Moody's has also affirmed the Ba2 guaranteed backed senior unsecured rating on Periama Holdings LLC and the Ba2 rating on the $40 million guaranteed revenue bonds issued by Jefferson County Port Authority.

In May 2022, Fitch Ratings has upgraded the Company's Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'BB' from 'BB-'. The Outlook is Stable. The agency has also upgraded the rating on the outstanding bonds of the Company and its subsidiary Periama Holdings, LLC, to 'BB' from 'BB-'.

In July 2021, CARE Ratings Ltd. has upgraded the Company's Issuer Rating and rating for Long Term Bank Facilities and Non-Convertible Debentures to "CARE AA"; Stable Outlook from "CARE AA-"; Stable Outlook and has reaffirmed the ratings for the Short Term Bank facilities and Commercial Paper at "CARE A1+".

In August 2021, ICRA Limited Ltd. has upgraded the Company's rating for Long Term Bank Facilities and Non-Convertible Debentures to "[ICRA] AA"; Stable Outlook, from "[ICRA] AA- "; Positive Outlook and has reaffirmed the ratings for the Short Term Bank facilities and Commercial Paper at "[ICRA] A1+".

In March 2022, India Ratings and Research has affirmed the Company's Long-Term Issuer Rating at 'IND AA' with Stable Outlook.

20) Employee Stock Ownership Plan

The Board of Directors of the Company, at its meetings held on January 29, 2016 and May 21, 2021, formulated the JSWSL Employees Stock Ownership Plan - 2016 ("ESOP 2016 Plan") and the Shri. OP Jindal Employees Stock Ownership Plan (JSWSL) - 2021 ("OPJ ESOP Plan") respectively, to be implemented through the JSW Steel Employees Welfare Trust (Trust), with an objective of enabling the Company to attract and retain talented human resources by offering them the opportunity to acquire a continuing equity interest in the Company, which will reflect their efforts in building the growth and the profitability of the Company. These ESOP Plans involve acquisition of shares from the secondary market.

ESOP 2016 Plan

A total of 2,86,87,000 (Two crores Eighty-Six Lakhs Eighty-Seven Thousand) options were available for grant to the eligible employees of the Company and its Director(s), excluding Independent Directors and promoter Directors, and a total of 31,63,000 (Thirty-One Lakh Sixty Three Thousand) options were available for grant to the eligible employees of the Indian Subsidiaries of the Company and their Director(s), excluding Independent Directors, under the ESOP 2016 Plan.

Accordingly, 1,59,44,271 options have been granted over a period of three years under this plan by the JSWSL ESOP Committee to the eligible employees of the Company and its Indian subsidiaries, including the Whole-time Directors of the Company.

OPJ ESOP Plan

A total of 47,00,000 (Forty Seven lakhs only) options were available for grant to the eligible employees of the Company and its Director(s), excluding Independent Directors and promoter Directors, and a total of 3,00,000 (Three lakhs only) options were available for grant to the eligible employees of the Indian Subsidiaries of the Company and their Director(s), excluding Independent Directors, under the OPJ ESOP Plan.

Accordingly, 13,35,285 options have been granted during FY 2021-22 under this plan by the JSWSL ESOP Committee to the eligible employees of the Company and its Indian Subsidiaries, including the Whole-time Directors of the Company.

The details of the ESOPs granted to Whole-time Directors of the Company is as given in the table below. The grant of ESOPs to the Whole-time Directors of the Company has been approved by the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and the Board.

No. of Options Granted to Whole-time Directors of the Company
JSWSL ESOP Committee Meeting Total No. of options granted Mr. Seshagiri Rao M.V.S Dr. Vinod Nowal Mr. Jayant Acharya
ESOP 2016 Plan OPJ ESOP Plan ESOP 2016 Plan OPJ ESOP Plan ESOP 2016 Plan OPJ ESOP Plan
May17, 2016 (1st Grant) 7,436,850 1,92,680 - 1,79,830 - 1,79,830 -
May 16, 2017 (2nd Grant) 5,118,977 1,27,968 - 1,27,968 - 1,19,436 -
May 15, 2018 (3rd Grant) 3,388,444 87,841 - 87,841 - 81,985 -
Total 1,59,44,271 * 4,08,489 - 3,95,639 - 3,81,251 -
August 7, 2021 (1st Grant) 13,03,401 11,667 - 11,667 - 11,667
January 31, 2022 (1st Supplementary grant) 8,900 - - - - - -
March 31, 2022 (2nd Supplementary grant) 22,984 - - - - - -
Total 13,35,285** - 11,667 - 11,667 - 11,667

* ESOP 2016 Plan ** OPJ ESOP Plan.

The applicable disclosures relating to ESOP plan of 2021, as stipulated under the ESOP Regulations, pertaining to the year ended 31 March, 2022, is posted on the Company's website at http://www.jsw.in/investors/ investor-relations-steel and forms a part of this Report.

Voting rights on the shares, if any, as may be issued to employees under the aforesaid ESOP Plans are to be exercised by them directly or through their appointed proxy, hence, the disclosure stipulated under Section 67(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 is not applicable.

There is no material change in the aforesaid ESOP Plans and the same are in compliance with the ESOP Regulations.

The Certificate from the Statutory Auditors of the Company certifying that the Company's Stock Option Plans are being implemented in accordance with the ESOP Regulations and the resolution passed by the Members, would be available for inspection during the meeting in electronic mode and the same may be accessed upon login to https://evoting.kfintech.com.

21) JSWSL Employees Samruddhi Plan 2019

The JSWSL Employees Samruddhi Plan 2019 ("Plan") was approved by a special resolution passed by the shareholders of the Company by way of a postal ballot on May 17, 2019. The Plan which was effective from April 1, 2019 was a one-time scheme applicable only for permanent employees of the Company, working in India (excluding an employee who is a promoter or a person belonging to the promoter group, a probationer and a trainee) in the grade L01 to L15 ("Eligible Employee"), who were not covered under the earlier JSWSL Employees Stock Ownership Plan - 2016.

The Indian subsidiary companies had a similar scheme to cover their employees. The Company, in terms of the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 ("Act"), the rules framed thereunder and all other applicable rules and regulations, including those issued by the SEBI, to the extent applicable, had implemented the Plan, wherein the Eligible Employee was eligible to acquire equity shares of face value '1 each directly from the open market by availing a loan provided by a bank / non-banking financial institution ("Lending Agency") and a broker identified by the Company to facilitate acquisition of equity shares by the Eligible Employees under the Plan. The interest on the loan was serviced by the Company and the Eligible Employee in the ratio of 3:1 (the Company serviced 75% of the total interest liability owed to the Lending Agency and the balance 25% was serviced by the Eligible Employee).

The Plan was being administered through the existing JSW Steel Employee Welfare Trust in accordance with applicable laws. The number of equity shares that were the subject matter of the Plan in terms of the approval accorded by the Members by way of a postal ballot on May 17, 2019, was 1,24,97,000 representing 0.517% of the issued equity share capital of the Company.

As on March 31, 2021, the outstanding number of shares under the Plan stood at 66,98,000 shares subscribed by 5,638 employees.

The period of two years expired in FY 2021-22 and the Plan stands closed as on 31.03.2022. After expiry of the said period of two years and in terms of the Plan, the Eligible Employees who had participated in the Plan, have either repaid the entire loan amount, after which the equity shares have become free of the lien, or the Lending Agency has recovered the principal amount by selling the equity shares and transferred the difference, if any, between the principal amount and the sale value (i.e. market price as on the date of the sale x. no. of equity shares sold) to the Eligible Employee.

22) Shri. OP Jindal Samruddhi Plan - 2021

JSWSL Shri. O.P.JINDAL SAMRUDDHI PLAN 2021 ("JSWSL OPJ Samruddhi Plan 2021 / Plan") was approved by a special resolution passed by the shareholders of the Company on July 21, 2021. The Plan is a one-time scheme applicable only for permanent employees of the Company and its Indian Subsidiaries, working in India (excluding a probationer and a trainee) in the grade L01 to L15 ("Eligible Employee"), who are not covered under the Shri. OP Jindal Employees Stock Ownership Plan (JSWSL) - 2021.

Grant of stock options under the Plan shall be as per the terms and conditions as may be decided by the ESOP Committee from time to time in accordance with the provisions of Companies Act, 2013, the rules made thereunder and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Share Based Employee Benefits) Regulations, 2014 ("ESOP Regulations"). The Plan implemented through the JSW Steel Employees Welfare Trust ("ESOP Trust") involves acquisition of equity shares of the Company from the secondary market for this purpose.

A total of 67,00,000 options would be available for grant to the eligible employees of the Company and a total of 13,00,000 options would be available for grant to the eligible employees of the Indian Subsidiaries of the Company, under the Plan.

Accordingly, 79,09,150 options have been granted during FY 2021-22 under this plan by the JSWSL ESOP Committee to the eligible employees of the Company and its Indian Subsidiaries.

23) Directors' Responsibility Statement

Pursuant to the requirements under Section 134, sub-section 3(c) and sub-section 5 of the Companies Act, 2013, the Board of Directors, to the best of their knowledge and ability, state and confirm that:

a) In the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable Accounting Standards have been followed, along with proper explanation relating to material departures.

b) Such accounting policies have been selected and applied consistently and judgments and estimates have been made that are reasonable and prudent to give a true and fair view of the Company's state of affairs as on March 31, 2022 and of the Company's profit or loss for the year ended on that date.

c) Proper and sufficient care has been taken for the maintenance of adequate accounting records, in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Company and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.

d) The annual financial statements have been prepared on a Going Concern Basis.

e) Internal financial controls were laid down to be followed and that such internal financial controls were adequate and operating effectively.

f) Proper systems were devised to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

24) Related Party Transactions

All Related Party Transactions (RPT) that were entered into during the financial year were at arm's length basis and predominantly in the ordinary course of business. Specific approvals as required under the Companies Act 2013 has been obtained for transactions that are not in the ordinary course of business.

The policy on dealing with RPT as approved by the Board is uploaded on the Company's website (https://www. jsw.in/investors/investor-relations-steel).

SEBI carried out amendments to the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015 (SEBI Listing Regulations) vide the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2021 wherein certain amendments into force from April 1, 2022 while remaining would come into force from April 1, 2023.

Regulation 23(4) states that all RPTs with an aggregate value exceeding '1,000 crores or 10% of annual consolidated turnover of the Company as per the last audited financial statements of the Company, whichever is lower, shall be treated as Material Related Party Transaction (MRPTs) and shall require approval of shareholders by means of an ordinary resolution. The provisions of Regulations 23(4) requiring approval of the shareholders are not applicable for the RPTs entered into between a holding company and its wholly owned subsidiary and RPT transactions entered into between two wholly-owned subsidiaries of the listed holding company, whose accounts are consolidated with such holding company and placed before the shareholders at the general meeting for approval

The said limits are applicable, even if the transactions are in the ordinary course of business of the concerned company and at an arm's length basis. The amended Regulation 2(1)(zc) of the SEBI Listing Regulations has also enhanced the definition of related party transactions which now includes a transaction involving a transfer of resources, services or obligations between a listed entity or any of its subsidiaries on one hand and a related party of the listed entity or any of its subsidiaries on the other hand, regardless of whether a price is charged or not.

Accordingly, RPTs of the Company and RPTs of the subsidiary entities exceeding the threshold of '1,000 crores shall require approval of the Shareholders of the Company with effect from April 1, 2022.

The Board of Directors in its meeting held on May 27, 2022 approved a revised Related Party Transaction policy to incorporate the regulatory amendments to the SEBI Listing Regulations. The updated Policy can be accessed on the Company's website as mentioned above.

The policy intends to ensure that proper reporting, approval and disclosure processes are in place for all transactions between the Company and Related Parties. This policy specifically deals with the review and approval of RPTs, keeping in mind the potential or actual conflicts of interest that may arise because of entering into these transactions. All RPTs are placed before the Audit Committee for review and approval. Prior omnibus approval is obtained for RPTs that are of repetitive nature and / or entered in the ordinary course of business and are at arm's length. All RPT are subjected to independent review by a reputed accounting firm to establish compliance with the requirements of RPT under the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 23 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015.

The disclosure of Material RPT is required to be made under Section 134(3)(h) read with Section 188(2) of the Companies Act, 2013 in Form AOC 2. The details of the material RPT, entered into during the year by the Company as per the policy on RPTs approved by the Board, is given in Annexure D to this Report.

Please refer to Note No 39 to the Standalone financial statements, which sets out related party disclosures.

The Company is seeking Shareholders approval for Material Related Party transactions (MRPTs) to be entered by the Company as set out in the accompanying Notice to the shareholders for approval. The Audit Committee of the Company has approved these MRPTs and further noted that these MRPTs transactions are at an arms' length basis and in the ordinary course of business of the Company. Accordingly, basis the approval of the Audit Committee, the Board of Directors recommend the resolutions contained in the Notice for approval of the shareholders.

25) Disclosures

(A) NUMBER OF MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

During the year, five Board Meetings were convened and held, the details of which are given in the Corporate Governance Report. The intervening gap between the Meetings was within the period prescribed under the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulations 17 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosures Requirements) Regulation, 2015.

(B) AUDIT COMMITTEE

Pursuant to the reconstitution of the Audit Committee by the Board in its meeting held on 27.05.2022, the Audit Committee comprises of three Non-Executive Independent Directors. Mr. Seturaman Mahalingam is the Chairman of the Audit Committee. The Members possess adequate knowledge of Accounts, Audit, Finance, etc. The composition of the Audit Committee meets the requirements of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 18 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. There are no recommendations of the Audit Committee that have not been accepted by the Board.

(C) COPY OF ANNUAL RETURN

Pursuant to Section 92(3) read with section 134(3)(a) of the Companies Act, 2013, copies of the Annual Returns of the Company prepared in accordance with Section 92(1) of the Act read with Rule 11 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 are placed on the website of the Company and is accessible at the web-link: http://www.jsw.in/investors/investor- relations-steel.

(D) whistle blower policy / vigil mechanism

The Company has a vigil mechanism named Whistle Blower Policy / Vigil Mechanism to deal with instances of fraud and mismanagement, if any. Details of the same are given in the Corporate Governance Report.

(E) particulars of loans, guarantees or INVESTMENTS UNDER SEC. 186

Details of Loans, Guarantees and Investments covered under the provisions of Section 186 of the Companies Act, 2013 are given in the notes to the Financial Statements.

(F) DETAILS OF SIGNIFICANT AND MATERIAL ORDERS PASSED BY THE REGULATORS OR COURTS OR tribunals IMPACTING THE GOING CONCERN status AND COMPANY'S OPERATIONS IN FUTURE

There are no significant or material orders passed by the Regulators/ Courts/ Tribunals that could impact the going concern status of the Company and its future operations.

However, Members' attention is drawn to the statement on contingent liabilities, commitments in the notes forming part of the Financial Statements.

(G) particulars regarding conservation of ENERGY, TECHNOLOGY ABSORPTION AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNINGS AND OUTGO

Information in accordance with the provisions of Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013, read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 regarding conservation of energy, technology absorption and foreign exchange earnings and outgo, is given in the statement annexed (Annexure A) hereto and forms a part of this Report.

(H) DISCLOSURE UNDER THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAD ACT, 2013

The Company has in place an Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy in line with the requirements of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. All employees (permanent, contractual, temporary and trainees) are covered under this policy. The Company has also complied with the provisions related to constitution of Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) under the said Act to redress complaints received regarding sexual harassment. The Company received no complaints pertaining to sexual harassment during FY 2021-22.

(I) other disclosures / REPORTING

The Directors state that no disclosure or reporting is required in respect of the following items as there were no transactions pertaining to these items during the year under review:

1. Details relating to deposits covered under Chapter V of the Companies Act, 2013.

2. Issue of equity shares with differential rights as to dividend, voting or otherwise.

3. Issue of shares (including sweat equity shares) to employees of the Company under any scheme save and except ESOPs referred to in this Report.

4. Neither the Managing Director nor the Whole- time Directors of the Company receive any remuneration or commission from any of its subsidiaries.

26) Acknowledgment

The Directors take this opportunity to express their appreciation for the cooperation and assistance received from the Government of India, Republic of Chile, Mauritius, Mozambique, Italy, the US and the UK, the State Governments of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Gujarat, West Bengal and Jharkhand and the financial institutions, banks as well as the shareholders and debenture holders during the year under review. The Directors also wish to place on record their appreciation of the devoted and dedicated services rendered by all employees of the Company.

   

JSW Steel Ltd Company Background

Sajjan JindalSajjan Jindal
Incorporation Year1994
Registered OfficeJSW Centre Bandra (East),Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai,Maharashtra-400051
Telephone91-22-42861000,Managing Director
Fax91-22-42863000
Company SecretaryLancy Varghese
AuditorS R B C & Co LLP
Face Value1
Market Lot1
ListingBSE,MSEI ,NSE,Singapore,
RegistrarKFin Techologies Ltd
Karvy Selenium Tow-B,31&32 Financial Dist,Nanakramguda ,Hyderabad-500032

JSW Steel Ltd Company Management

Director NameDirector DesignationYear
Savitri Devi JindalChairman Emeritus2023
Sajjan JindalChairman & Managing Director2023
Jayant AcharyaJoint Managing Director & CEO2023
Lancy VargheseCompany Sec. & Compli. Officer2023
Punita Kumar SinhaIndependent Director2023
H KhaitanIndependent Director2023
Seturaman MahalingamIndependent Director2023
Hiroyuki OgawaNominee2023
Harsh MariwalaIndependent Director2023
Nirupama RaoIndependent Director2023
M.R.RaviNominee (KSIIDC)2023
Fiona Jane Mary PaulusIndependent Director2023
Marcel FasswaldIndependent Director2023
GAJRAJ SINGH RATHOREWhole Time Director & COO2023

JSW Steel Ltd Listing Information

Listing Information
BSE_SENSEX
NIFTY
BSE_500
BSE_100
BSE_200
BSEDOLLEX
CNX500
BSEMETAL
CNX100
CNXMETAL
CNX200
CNXCOMMODI
CNXDIVIDEN
BSECARBONE
NFT100EQWT
BSEALLCAP
BSELARGECA
BSEMETERIA
BSEMANUFAC
SENSEX50
ESG100
LMI250
BSEDSI
NFT50EQWT
BSE100LTMC
NFTYLM250
NFTY100ESG
NF500M5025
NFTYINDMFG
NFTYTOTMKT

JSW Steel Ltd Finished Product

Product NameUnit Installed
Capacity
Production
Quantity
Sales
Quantity
Sales
Value
Hot Rolled Steel Strips/SheetsTon00943492762272
Rolled ProductsTon00387503222167
Cold Rolled Coils/SheetsTon00198005916247
Galvanised Coils/SheetsTon006481945540
Iron OreTon00118672273894
Steel Billets & BloomsTon004197113088
OthersNA0002673
Government Grant IncomeNA0001457
M S SlabsTon001616521047
Export Benefits and EntitlemenNA000240
Other Operating RevenuesNA000109
Unclaimed Liabilities WrittenNA00086
Crude SteelTon270000001951000000
Colour Coating Coils / SheetsTon0000
Export incentivesNA0000
AdjustmentNA0000
Sale of Carbon CreditNA0000
Others - TradedNA0000
GalvalumeNA0000
Hot Roled PlatesTon0000
Hot Rolled Steel PlatesTon0000

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