Exceptional client service requires our unwavering commitment to integrity, responsibility and accountability. BDO Australia is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethics through compliance with prevailing laws and regulations including our internal policies. All employees and partners are required to uphold the BDO core values and conduct themselves in accordance with the highest degree of ethical and professional conduct. Our National Risk Management Committee (with representation across the business) promotes and fosters a culture where employees are obligated to consider and assess the risks associated with their daily activities.
If you become aware of misconduct or improper behaviour within any BDO Australia member firm and wish to seek further guidance in order to report such behaviour, you can access the BDO Australia Whistleblowing Policy.
This policy is available to all ‘eligible persons’. An eligible person includes:
An eligible person will qualify for protection under this policy where their disclosure is made to an eligible recipient and concerns, or the eligible person has reasonable grounds to suspect the information concerns:
The reportable conduct may be by act or omission and includes, but is not limited to:
STOPline, our independent, confidential whistleblower hotline, is available (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) for the reporting of behaviour and conduct that is in violation of legal or professional standards or otherwise in conflict with the BDO Australia policies.
Report the matter to STOPline through any of the following means:
The disclosure will be subject to the assessment and investigation process set out in the BDO Whistleblowing Policy. Where disclosures are made in accordance with the policy, confidentiality will be safeguarded (where requested) and the necessary protections set out in the BDO Australia Whistleblowing Policy will apply.
Alternatively, you may make an eligible disclosure to any of the listed eligible recipients within the BDO Australia Whistleblowing Policy. This includes any BDO auditor, or any member of the BDO audit team conducting an audit, on your relevant body corporate or a related body corporate.