Our Purpose & Values

Our core purpose defines why we do what we do, while our values define how we behave along the way.

  • Our values nurture and protect our culture
  • Our values ensure that we act with integrity, and they guide everything that we do
  • Our values start with each of us as individuals.

Living by these values helps us all to be the best version of ourselves and encourage an environment that is inclusive and open. We lead by example with authenticity, we are collaborative, inclusive and ambitious. We are BDO.

BDO values

Why are our Values so important?

They are the cultural glue of our firm and 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 on our strategy and achieve our 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

We see our environmental commitments as an extension of our values. We believe 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 is why we have 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 been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).