Compliance and Ethics

Every BDO employee is responsible for consistently following BDO’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, and 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.

BDO Speaking Up Policy

BDO Qatar (the “Firm”), a partnership firm registered in Qatar, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.

BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each pf the BDO Member Firms.

If you have a complaint or concern about our firm, our partners, staff or contractors, you are advised to make us aware of this.

Who should Speak Up?

If you are a client, prospective client, sub-contractor, vendor or strategic partner of the Firm and wish to raise a concern with us.

What can be reported?

As an eligible person you can report under this policy if you have reasonable grounds to suspect that a BDO staff member, former staff member, contractor, supplier or other person who has business dealings with BDO has engaged in conduct (‘reportable conduct’) that is:

  • Suspected breaches of the Code of Ethics, including failure to carry out work with due care, competence and in accordance with the relevant legal and regulatory standards.
  • Failure to perform an engagement in accordance with professional standards.
  • Suspicions of breaches of local laws or regulations including bribery or corruption or breaches of anti-money laundering requirements.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • Disclosure of confidential information and/or data privacy breach.
  • Criminal offences, breach of civil law, breach of legislation and miscarriage of justice.
  • Improper conduct or unethical behaviour likely to prejudice the Firm’s standing.
  • Other matters which may impact on the reputation of the Firm or BDO network.
  • Inadequate financial or non-financial recordkeeping.
  • Improper use of company resources.
  • Suspicions of theft or fraud.
  • Environmental damage.
  • Risks to the health or safety of any person.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Bullying, harassment or discrimination. Sexual harassment and intimidation.
  • Retaliation against anyone for speaking up in good faith.
  • Violations of any of our (other) policies.
  • Deliberate concealment of any of the above.

How do I report?

You may report the matter through any of the following means:

Email to or fill up the form here

The disclosure will be subject to the assessment and investigation process set out in the BDO Qatar Speaking Up 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 Qatar  Speaking Up Policy will apply.