Responsibility lays the foundation for all of our operations. As part of our business, we monitor organisations operating in society, which increases the requirements related to our own operations.
Our responsibility strategy focuses on five areas: quality assurance, independence, sectoral development, the well-being of employees and responsibility for society and the environment.
We monitor quality
The quality of our work is based on the strong expertise and broad and varied experience of our experts. Each auditor responsible for a specific client participates in the actual auditing work while also monitoring the work of the auditing team.
Our quality assurance programme enables us to ensure compliance with good auditing practices and the procedures agreed for the work of auditors. The work of our auditors is also supported by internal auditing guidelines and systems. We are continuously developing new operating methods and instructions to be used as auditing tools. We promote good auditing practices through internal quality assurance inspections.
Our auditors also regularly participate in external quality assurance for KHT, JHT/JHTT and HT auditors. Read more about our quality assurance here.
We ensure independence
We ensure the independence of our auditing team for each assignment. Independence is also monitored by the BDO quality team.
We contribute to the development of our sector
Our employees participate in developing our sector through associations such as Suomen Tilintarkastajat ry and Julkishallinnon tarkastajat ry. We also actively participate in renewing the auditing system, ensuring independence and developing qualification requirements.
We invest in the well-being of our employees
The services we offer are demanding expert work. For this reason, it is necessary for us to ensure competence and its continuous development in our employees. We offer an open workplace community where the employees feel appreciated and their well-being is ensured, along with ensuring that their work runs smoothly.
The results of personnel surveys prove that BDO is a good workplace.
Our operations are environmentally and socially responsible
We pay attention to the state of the environment and actively seek to minimise the environmental effects of our operations. We have been reducing energy consumption, waste, emissions from commuting and use of paper for several years by means of an electronic invoicing system and electronic reports and manuals, for example.
We publish an annual Transparency report to describe how we ensure the independence of our employees and services and the high quality of our expert work, as well as exceptional customer service.
The transparency report describes our operations in line with chapter 3, section 9 of the Government Decree on Auditing.
Read our Transparency report 2018 (in Finnish) here (.pdf)
Read our Transparency 2016-2017 report here .