SHISEIDO Group complies with the laws and regulations in all countries in which we run businesses. THE SHISEIDO PHILOSOPHY, “OUR MISSION, DNA and PRINCIPLES” and Shiseido Group Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics sets forth the code of conduct for all employees to ensure our compliance to the law. In addition, we set the global tax policy to ensure tax transparency. The following document lays out the company’s strategy and approach in 2021 for the United Kingdom. We publish this statement to meet our obligation under Paragraphs 19(2) and 22(2) of Schedule 19 of FA2016.”
The discipline for the compliance and accurate tax accounting is set forth in Shiseido Group Standards of Business Conduct and Ethics and shared with all employees to ensure tax transparency.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / The Finance Director (FD) is ultimately responsible for Shiseido’s overall tax risks. We will resolve the tax issues by managing the tax risk locally by each Regional Head Quarters (RHQ) and sharing the tax information globally in a timely manner.
Tax compliance is under the responsibility of the CFO and/or the FD. To manage the global tax risk effectively, the tax team of Global Head Quarters (HQ) manages the tax compliance of the group, and CFOs and/or the FDs at each RHQ manage the tax compliance in their region. Each RHQ assigns the employees with tax expertise as necessary. We provide trainings to employees to raise awareness on the tax compliance.
The Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) is responsible for the day-to-day management of the UK tax risks. In the UK, this role is performed by the UK&I Group CFO.
Shiseido’s tax arrangements are based on its commercial business and economic activities. Shiseido monitors and reviews its operations in the UK and elsewhere to realign its tax arrangements when necessary to be compliant with the tax rules and regulations.
Globally, we comply with the international guideline established by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation (OECD) and the laws and regulations in all countries in which we run businesses.
Our transfer pricing policy is in accordance with the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines and the laws and regulations of each country in which we run business. The pricing for the intercompany transaction is determined based on the policy.
We adhere to the UK Double Tax Treaties and the relevant guidance issued by the OECD for international tax matters.
We aim to maximize the shareholder value by mitigating the tax risk globally.
We will resolve the tax issues by managing the tax risk locally by each RHQ and sharing the tax information globally in a timely manner.
Where there is complexity or uncertainty we may seek support from external advisors.
We seek to build and sustain relationships with government and HMRC that are constructive and based on mutual respect. We work collaboratively wherever possible to resolve disputes and to achieve early agreement and certainty.