Our Purpose & Values

Our Core Purpose defines ‘why’ we do what we do, our Values define ‘how’ we behave along the way. Together with our Code of Conduct, they guide us in our day-to-day interactions and decision-making with each other, our clients and society as a whole. Our Values work interdependently and are built on three fundamental principles: 

  • Ultimately our Values nurture and protect our culture, one that is ethical, empowering, collaborative, inclusive and ambitious 
  • Our Values ensure that as a regulated business we act with integrity, we do what is right and they guide everything that we do 
  • Our Values start with each of us as an individual. We live the Values, we lead by example and it is our fundamental way of ‘being’. 

Our Values help us all to be the best version of ourselves and encourage an environment that is inclusive and open. 

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Why are our Values so important?

Our Values are the cultural glue of our firm, they are a core element of our strategic framework. Our Core Purpose, Helping You Succeed, is the foundation of why we do what we do as a firm and our values define how we should behave towards one another. By behaving in accordance with our values we are in a strong position to successfully deliver upon our BUILD strategy in order to achieve our firm's Vision.
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Our Culture

Our Unifying Culture priorities are Be Yourself, Wellbeing and Citizenship.
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Be Yourself

When you work at BDO, you become part of our Unifying Culture. You’ll both experience and play a part in fostering that culture, one of the key pillars of which is ‘Be Yourself’.
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Culture and Impact Report 2023

This year’s fifth annual Culture & Impact Report covers the year ended 1 July 2023. Our Culture & Impact Report is a publication where we put our strategy and our people stories in one place to showcase how core purpose and values sculpt our culture and to demonstrate the actions we take to stay attuned to cultural and societal changes.
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Citizenship & Wellbeing

How do we tackle Wellbeing at BDO? What do we do as a business to make the biggest positive impact?
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Our Environmental Commitments

As individuals and as part of a bigger organisation, we all have a role to play in protecting, preserving and renewing our resources so that the way we live our lives today is sustainable for future generations. That means taking action on climate change.

That’s why we've made a commitment to be Net-Zero by 2050, with a near-term target to halve our overall emissions by 2030. We are proud that our targets have since been reviewed and validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).