Modern Slavery Act Statement

Our Commitment

This statement constitutes the modern slavery and human trafficking statement of BDO LLP and its subsidiary undertaking, BDO Services Limited, for the financial year ended 1 July 2022. 

BDO’s purpose is ‘Helping you succeed’. As an accountancy and business advisory firm, we need to conduct our business to the highest possible ethical standards. As part of our commitment to helping people, business and society succeed, we will not tolerate any form of human rights abuse, including modern slavery or human trafficking, in our business or supply chain. 

Given the nature of our business activities, we believe our inherent risk to be low with respect to modern slavery based on the categories of goods and services that we procure. Our supply chain is our primary area of risk for possible modern slavery incidents. We operate a number of policies and procedures that describe our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations. This statement summarises these, looking at both our supply chain management and our firm’s culture and governance. 

Our Key Activity

Our governance is driven by our Modern Slavery Governance Group which was formed last year. The Group continues to meet regularly to discuss our policies and procedures and compliance with them. This year, we have: 

  • Developed firm-wide modern slavery awareness training which was launched in July 2022 
  •  Developed key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor our progress in implementing actions in our supply chain which will be introduced in the 2022/23 financial year 
  • Commenced a review of the terms of our contracts with suppliers to identify opportunities to improve anti-slavery terms and conditions.