BDO Germany raises the stakes in sustainability

  • BDO Germany sets up new Sustainability Services department 

  • Carmen Auer, an expert in social compliance, is joining from KPMG

  • Viola Möller, expert in sustainable corporate management, is moving from Deloitte to BDO

  • BDO clients will now have access to extensive expertise in reporting obligations and implementation in business processes and IT systems

With the onboarding of two top-class newcomers and the bundling of competencies around the topic of sustainability, BDO is continuing its high-quality expansion of its range of services. On July 1st, two new partners, Carmen Auer and Viola Möller have joined the auditing and consulting company. Both with excellent experience and reputations. 

“In the new Sustainability Services division, we are bundling our existing sustainability-related offerings with the view to expanding them with our new colleagues,” says Andrea Bruckner, board member at BDO. “Our new team is interdisciplinary and geared, among other things, for the timely development of reporting obligations and the implementation in business processes and IT systems. We are taking into account the increased demand for advisory and auditing services for sustainable corporate management due to ongoing regulation and growing stakeholder requirements. "

Carmen Auer and Viola Möller, who will head the new department, come to BDO with many years of professional experience and extensive expertise from various disciplines:

  • Carmen Auer specializes in auditing and consulting on all aspects of sustainability for companies of different sizes and industries, mainly in the DAX30. She supports customers in the implementation of regulatory requirements, such as the CSR Directive Implementation Act or the EU Taxonomy, and also carries out global social audits at customer locations. Most recently, she was the SA8000 auditor, expert in human rights and social compliance as Head of Social Audit at KPMG.
  • Viola Möller is an expert in advising on sustainable corporate management with a focus on stakeholder management, the integration of sustainability in pre- and post-merger projects as well as in the preparation and review of non-financial reporting. In addition to her work in the auditing and consulting industry, she has many years of professional experience in the chemical industry. Viola Möller moved from Deloitte to BDO, where she was most recently Senior Manager Sustainability Assurance.

Carmen Auer and Viola Möller are looking forward to their new role at BDO and emphasize that sustainability is now of central importance for companies. “Sustainability is relevant to the success of companies of all sizes and in all industries. For companies it now often represents a 'licence to operate' ”, say Auer and Möller. “In order to be able to operate successfully as a company, there has to be an ever increasing professionalization and simultaneous linking of financial and non-financial reporting. This is exactly where we advise and support our customers and where we will focus on building up and expanding our team. "

The two new partners will receive support in the team from Nils Borcherding who has been active in sustainability matters at BDO for many years.  With his many years of experience he has now also been appointed as a partner which completes the team's management team.

Original article - here (German)

Contact Viola Moller - here | Contact Carmen Auer - here | Contact Nils Borcherding - here

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