Financial Year Ending 31 December 2019
This document sets out the UK tax strategy of Sunrise Senior Living (“Sunrise”). This strategy applies to Sunrise and Gracewell UK companies (“UK Group”). Sunrise is headquartered in the United States and is an operator of assisted living and other homes for senior citizens. As of September 30, 2019, there are 327 Sunrise communities throughout the United States, Canada and the UK.
Sunrise has a long-standing commitment to excellence, integrity and ethical behaviour in championing quality of life for all seniors. Our commitment is based on incorporating our mission, principles of service and core values into everything we do. This includes the relationships that we build with Sunrise residents, their families, our team members and business partners.
Our Code of Conduct & Integrity outlines the principles and core values that influence how we work together to accomplish our mission.
This tax strategy has been developed in compliance with Schedule 19 of the UK Finance Act 2016, which requires groups to publish their UK tax strategy, and sets out the strategic tax objectives for the UK Group.
The tax strategy and the strategic objectives set out in this document are aimed towards establishing a clear approach to the various aspects of tax reporting and compliance for the operations of Sunrise. Similar to our Code of Conduct & Integrity published on our website, compliance with this tax strategy is required of everyone who acts on behalf of Sunrise, including our directors, officers, employees and agents in relation to dealings with the group. Adherence to our Code of Conduct & Integrity and our tax strategy is critical, as it helps ensure that the UK group is acting in compliance with the law and at all times maintaining the group’s ethical standards.