BDO’s commitment to sustainability is fostered at the Board level. It anchors its sustainable development strategy to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Bank also upholds the 10 Principles of the United Nations Global Compact.


Sustainability Philosophy

We seek to achieve strategic resilience by incorporating sustainability in the way we do business.

We aim to embed sustainability principles when making decisions, assessing relationships, and creating products.


Sustainability Framework

1. Product Sustainability Strategy

We create products and services that anticipate the evolving needs of our customers and support sustainable development goals.

We develop our capabilities to understand our customers and reach the underserved markets with relevant products and services that meet their unique needs and ways of doing business.



2. Sustainability Contribution

We support the achievement of national economic goals through financial inclusion and impact financing in infrastructure, eco-friendly solutions, green facilities, and disaster resilience initiatives.













3. Human Capital Sustainability

We develop leaders in the sustainability movement.

We aim to grow a “can lead” workforce that adapts a sustainability mind-set and thrives with innovative thinking and customer-focused attitude.






4. Disaster Response Sustainability

We leverage our resources towards the relief, rehabilitation, and recovery of disaster-stricken communities.









5. Governance-Based Sustainability

We continuously enhance our corporate governance framework to sustain superior business performance anchored on the principles of accountability, transparency, integrity, and fairness, together with our partners.





Alignment to the United Nations Global Compact Principles

BDO supports the principles of the United Nations Global Compact. The Bank upholds:

  • Corporate governance
  • Climate-friendly solutions and opportunities for business
  • Access to clean, renewable, and reliable energy sources and services
  • The adoption of instruments that help quantify, manage, and report on the carbon footprint of its businesses
  • The responsibility to protect the dignity of every person and uphold human rights
  • The recognition of the role of women in achieving economic growth and poverty reduction
  • The elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor, and child labor