Our environmental policy
Caring for the environment
Environmental protection is integral to our position as a responsible chartered managment firm in hte UAE. This policy provides a framework for managing the impact of all aspects of our operations on the environment. It helps to set goals towards addressing the environmental issues most relevant to our activities at BDO UAE and compliance will ensure that we achieve our commitment towards reducing any negative effect we may have on the environment.
We believe that we all have a responsibility to protect the environment by managing our energy consumption and using resources efficiently. We are committed to addressing these issues by working with all who have an interest in our business to identify key environmental issues and seek solutions that enhance our environmental performance.
At BDO UAE
We have assessed our most significant environmental impacts as:
We use electricity to keep cool and to power office equipment
We travel by road and by rail to visit our clients
We use water in our offices for a variety of purposes
We use resources such as paper
We generate waste paper, plastic, toners and IT equipment
We have therefore adopted the following commitments:
We will measure our most significant environmental impacts
We will set targets to improve our environmental performance and communicate these to our employees
Our facilities management and IT departments will evaluate current and future energy use to establish how we can make firm wide reductions.We will include environmental criteria when choosing services and goods to purchase.We will comply with all relevant existing environmental legislation and regulations and corporate codes of conduct. We expect our employees to promote an environmentally aware culture and help us meet the targets we set to improve our environmental performance through:
Reducing the resources we use; recycling what cannot be reused
Helping reduce the energy we use
Avoiding unnecessary travel on business or choosing the most environmentally friendly mode of transport consistent with business needs
Providing feedback on how we are doing and how we could do better
These commitments represent our position on environmental responsibility throughout our business operations as a part of our international audit and accounting firm in the UAE.
We will review this policy and our progress on an annual basis to maintain our commitment to environmental responsibility.
At BDO UAE we are committed to being a responsible business, both in how we work with our clients but also in terms of how we contribute to the wider community and the world around us. It is important to our employees to work for a socially responsible organisation and our approach therefore reflects our people. We recognise that: ‘Our activities as a firm have an impact on our communities. We are committed to not only managing that impact but also using the resources we have in making a real and sustainable difference.'
Our activities as a firm have an impact on our communities. We are committed to not only managing that impact but also using the resources we have in making a real and sustainable difference. We understand that the amount of talent and energy we have being part of an international audit firm in the UAE can make a real difference in helping to create the kind of society we all want to live in.
Our employees and partners raise funds monthly for a charitable organisation supporting children’s education.