Ethics

Promise and principle

Every one of us is committed to acting with integrity and faithfulness in everything we do, every day. It’s a personal promise and principle.

It’s also a key part of how we earn the privilege of being trusted with critical projects, and we make it a cornerstone of our business.

Our commitment to ethics begins with the Little Yellow Book, a simple but powerful set of principles written for CH2M employees by one of our founders more than 40 years ago. We extend its ideas through a range of programs and policies governing how we select partners and suppliers, promote worker welfare and more.

We’re proud to have been selected as one of the world’s most ethical companies every year from 2009-2017.*
* Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies


Our Commitment to Worker Welfare

CH2M is committed to maintaining the highest level of human dignity on any project we touch. Learn more about worker welfare.


Report Concerns

We encourage our employees and everyone who works with us to ask questions, seek guidance and report potential ethical violations via The GuideLine. We follow up on all reports and take proactive measures to address concerns fairly and in a timely manner. We do not retaliate against those who report concerns or violations in good faith. Whether or not the concern you raise warrants corrective action, we appreciate your willingness to reach out and ask a question. Read more in The Guideline.


Little Yellow Book

Written by CH2M co-founder Jim Howland, the Little Yellow Book is available for download in the following languages:

Little Yellow Book


Employee Ethics and Business Conduct Principles

CH2M’s Employee Ethics & Business Conduct Principles describe our ethics and compliance standards and outline our expectations for our employees.

Employee Ethics and Business Conduct Handbook


Anti-Corruption Compliance Guidance


Supply Chain Principles

Supply Chain Principles Handbook


Supply Chain Principles: Supplement for U.S. Government Work

US Government Work Supply Chain Handbook


More what guides us

Our focus on safetySustainability at CH2M