CMI’S Conflict of Interest Policy
We encourage our staff to abide by our Conflict of Interest Policy, which states we do not personally receive gifts, sporting event tickets, golf outings, etc., from vendors or clients without full disclosure.
Gifts CMI receives from vendors throughout the year will be given an estimated value. That estimated amount will then be doubled and donated to charity.
These are charities CMI supports regularly:
- Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. Since 1923 the Sunshine Division has been providing food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need.
- The Salvation Army is an international movement to meet human needs for food, clothing and shelter.
- Samaritan’s Purse has been meeting the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine since 1970.
- Dove Lewis Animal Hospital is a non-profit that provides 24-hour emergency services to animals.
We continue to urge our vendors to use their resources for a charity listed below or one of their choice rather than giving to CMI; this is especially true during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.
Each December CMI hosts a food drive benefitting the Sunshine Division that raises several tons of food. CMI’s clients often participate in our food drive and several communities ask for a collection barrel to be placed in their community for donations. The effort by CMI’s vendors, clients, and employees is the largest collection event the Sunshine Division supports as the event is the highest pounds of food collected per hour.
We do not want to seem ungrateful, so we trust our vendors will understand our working relationship is greatly appreciated and we do not want them to feel their gesture is without merit. However, we must ensure our clients have full confidence we are not receiving anything, no matter how small, that might influence our work.