Compliance & Ethics

Exceptional service requires the highest ethical standards.

A total commitment.

Exceptional client service requires an exceptional commitment to integrity, responsibility, and accountability.  Our core purpose guides us in everything we do and is critical to ensuring our core values remain central to how we work together. These values establish a set of standards embodied by our work, our relationships, and our professionals.

BDO’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
BDO is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethics and compliance in accordance with both internal policies and external laws and regulations. All of our employees and partners are expected to uphold BDO’s Core Values, and conduct themselves to the highest degree of ethical, legal, and professional conduct. Our Compliance and Ethics Office fosters a corporate culture in which the top priority is always to do the right thing.

BDO maintains a robust Code of Ethics and Business Conduct policy manual that is required reading for all BDO employees and partners at the time of hire and annually thereafter. Every BDO USA employee is responsible for consistently following BDO’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, and for choosing the right course of action if faced with an ethical workplace dilemma.

Our Code governs the actions and working relationships of BDO USA’s partners and employees with current and potential clients, fellow employees, competitors, government and regulatory agencies, the public, the media and anyone else with whom BDO has or may have contact.

Compliance with our Code is a condition of employment and partnership with BDO USA, and failure to adhere to its provisions may result in disciplinary action, including termination.

Anonymous Ethics & Compliance Hotline
If you become aware of behavior that is potentially in violation of legal or professional standards, or otherwise may be in conflict with the BDO USA Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, please contact the BDO USA hotline by calling 800-620-7394 or visiting this website.

The hotline is administered by an independent third party and is offered as a confidential resource for employees, clients, vendors, and others who do business with BDO USA, LLP. Both are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

BDO’s Sustainability Code of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility
Our Sustainability Code of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility serves to uphold our standards. It is a reaffirmation of our commitment to our core purpose and values. It also underscores our commitment to upholding our professional integrity, doing our part to better our planet and our society, fostering a work environment that helps people thrive, and providing a safe space for people to speak up should a need arise.