Compliance & Ethics
CDM Smith is founded on an unwavering commitment to integrity and excellence. Since the firm’s founding in 1947, we have upheld a policy to conduct all business in a lawful and ethical manner. We are committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We hold one another accountable to live our core values of excellence, initiative, teamwork, shared commitment and integrity every day.
Our Code of Ethics sets forth the guiding principles for conducting business with the highest ethical standards. Every CDM Smith employee and all our business partners have a shared commitment to meet these standards and conduct business with integrity.
CDM Smith also provides an anonymous reporting system for addressing ethical concerns and asking policy-related questions. The CDM Smith Integrity Line is also available to third parties – customers, suppliers and the public.
Meet our Chief Compliance Officer
Who: Beth Colling
Background: Attorney with 26 years of experience in business law, risk management and compliance.
- Served as Chief Compliance Officer for various international companies, including a publicly traded energy company and a privately held automotive manufacturer.
- Served as general counsel for a consulting firm assisting corporations in the strategic development of compliance programs.
- Speaker at numerous leadership forums on implementing legal compliance measures for multinational companies.
- Adjunct professor at the Charlotte School of Law.
Certifications: Certified in Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional.
It's the responsibility of each of us to conduct business in an ethical and professional manner. At CDM Smith, integrity is more than just a core value, it's the way we operate.