Global Tax Policy
Shiseido Group complies with the laws and regulations in all countries in which we run business. “Our Mission, Values and Way”, our corporate philosophy, sets forth the code of conduct for all employees to ensure our compliance to the law. In addition, we set the global tax policy here to ensure the tax transparency. We aim to maximize the shareholder value by mitigating the tax risk globally.
We comply with the international guideline established by the OECD and the laws and regulations in all countries in which we run business.
The discipline for the compliance and accurate tax accounting is set forth in “Our Mission, Values and Way”, our corporate philosophy, and shared with all employees to ensure the tax transparency. 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.
Responsibilities and Organization for the Tax Compliance
Tax compliance is under the responsibility of the CFO. To manage the global tax risk effectively, tax team of HQs manages the tax compliance of the group, and CFOs 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.
Maximization of the Shareholder Value
In order to improve the shareholder value, we strengthen the governance and save tax by utilizing tax incentives where applicable in the ordinary course of business.
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 do not utilize the tax havens to solely avoid tax.
Relationship with the Tax Authorities
We cooperate with the tax authorities and build a good relationship with them.