Code of Ethics & Business Conduct
Every BDO 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’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 this code is a condition of employment and partnership with BDO, and failure to adhere to its provisions may result in disciplinary action, including termination.
What constitutes a violation of BDO’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct?
Non-compliance with laws, regulations or professional standards and unethical behavior may be violations of BDO’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. Some specific examples of violations may include:
- Inappropriate political activities and contributions
- Inappropriate gifts and entertainment
- Unlawful discrimination or harassment
- Substance abuse
- Falsification of documents
- Workplace violence
- Inappropriate reporting of time or expenses
- Conflicts of interest
- Breaches of confidentiality
- Inappropriate use of firm or client resources
- Inappropriate disposal of firm or client documents
- Non-compliance with applicable statutes and regulations
- Insider trading or other securities law violations
- Other violations of BDO policies