We always prefer sourcing of raw materials and equipment locally, as compared to distant sources, keeping other technical requirements same. Only in some cases, wherein our expectations with respect to quantity and price or customer’s requirements are not met, we procure from outside India. This way we ensure that our major spending on sourcing is distributed within the country thereby contributing to the economic growth of our local supply chain. Sourcing locally will help in reducing carbon emission and lesser use of resources in transportation. Our spending on local sourcing has been consistently increasing over last few years. In our efforts to ensure the same, we encourage and guide our local suppliers to implement best practices, produce best quality products and meet all applicable compliances since they are our key stakeholders who can create an impact on our brand, globally.