Environmental, Social, & Governance

Why sustainability matters to BDO

We believe businesses have an economic imperative and an ethical responsibility to do what they can to ensure a thriving, sustainable and equitable world. We believe that how we behave as a business is intrinsically linked to the societal and environmental impact we have.

​​​​​​​Our Core Purpose and Values underpin BDO’s approach to sustainability. We challenge and advise because we are passionate about your success and strive to see our people, clients, communities, and planet succeed.

Our approach guides every action we take to ensure the way we live and work today does not negatively impact future generations.

At BDO we view sustainability through the universally recognised ESG (E = Environmental; S = Social; G = Governance) framework, to help unpack the wide-ranging risks and metrics that come under sustainability. You can read more about these in our Sustainability pages.

We have developed our approach for 2023 to combine both Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental, Social and Governance metrics. This will underpin our approach for the future.

Building on this, we've created the BDO Sustainability Lens and will use this to develop our own internal BDO sustainability initiatives, commitments and policies, guided by the goals listed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015).​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​To read more about UN Sustainable Development Goals follow this link.