Aranyaani Financial Policy

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A. Re-numeration, Incentives and Stock Options Policy

  • Core human team at Farm: We strive to pay them more than market salaries, they are part of Profit sharing as per B.2.C, and Stock option sharing as per C.3
  • Network/Regional Facilitators: No fixed remuneration, but turnover based Incentive to cover costs and earn. They are also part of Profit sharing as per B.2.B, and stock options as per C.2
  • Free Health coordinators: No remuneration. Based on our discretion, outstanding contributors are rewarded as per B.1.A, and stock options as per C.2
  • Management team: None or modest fixed salaries, in some cases to cover living costs. They are part of Profit sharing as per B.2.A, and stock options as per C.1

B. Profit allocation Policy

  • This policy kicks in when accumulated pre-tax profits exceed 4 cr, in an year (Otherwise, the entire resource allocation is as per management plans) :
    1. 20 percent of the profits are given out to Aranyaani foundation to be distributed as follows:
      1. 10 percent of the proceeds to be distributed to Outstanding persons, who have helped the cause of Forests, be it through conservation, education, healthcare, research, Art, culture or Through Our Free health network. This is to help them with resources to do more.
      2. 10 percent of the proceeds are to be used in local area/villages where we work for conservation, education, healthcare, research, Art, culture projects, to enhance the cause of food forests.
    2. 20 percent of the profits are allocated as Incentives for the team as follows:
      1. 10 percent if distributed among management team as per contribution ascertained.
      2. 5 percent is distributed among the Regional/network facilitators as per contribution ascertained and our development plan.
      3. 5 percent is distributed among the farm workers as per contribution ascertained and our development plan.
    3. 20 percent of the profits are shared with various Food forest growers owners and operators). This is over and above the Fair price paid for the raw produce.
    4. Remaining 40 percent of the profits are retained by the company for expansion, food forest and research and product development projects.

C. Stock Options Policy

  • This policy kicks in when accumulated pre-tax profits exceed 4 cr, in an year. Otherwise, it is management’s call to allocate options. The stock option policy has general features of such a policy e.g. 7 year lock in period, management discretion to decide criteria to allocate within a quota, etc.
  • Stock Options totaling upto one percent of total shares, are to be vested each allocation year, till a maximum of 20 percent is reached, as follows:
    1. Of the total vested Stock options in any year, 40 percent shall be allocated to the Management team, in the same ratio as contribution ascertained.
    2. Of the total vested Stock options in any year, 20 percent shall be allocated to the Facilitators, Free health network coordinators and External advisors as per management decision.
    3. Of the total vested Stock options in any year, ‘upto’ 40 percent shall be allocated to the Farm level teams and village level facilitators, distribution based on criteria as decided and interpreted by the management.
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