Davey Tree Flipbooks

2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

The Davey Tree Expert Company provides residential and commercial tree service and landscape service throughout North America. Read our Flipbooks for helpful tips and information on proper tree and lawn care.

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GIVEN THE NATURE OF OUR BUSINESS, WE HAVE A LOT AT STAKE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE. WE ARE WORKING TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW OUR MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICES WILL BE AFFECTED TO PROVIDE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING FOR THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY. SCOTT MACO, DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT Davey contributes to solving some of the world's biggest environmental challenges, including climate change, pollinator health and pollution. Innovation in our industry is more important than ever. Last year, our report spoke to renewing our commitment to innovation and thought leadership. Our chairman and CEO, Karl Warnke, challenged every employee to keep top of mind how they can contribute to the next generation of innovation and growth at Davey. The Davey Institute builds on that promise and challenge with ongoing research and sponsorship of employee ideas. MANAGEMENT APPROACH G4-DMA Davey's commitment to innovation adds value to our enterprise and our clients. Our science-based horticultural and environmental services provide our clients with the next generation of plant health care strategies, and contribute to the overall welfare of our natural environment. We currently manage innovation through three pathways: Efficiency & cost-saving innovations Strategic innovations Employee-developed innovations As we advance technologically, we increasingly find that we can accomplish more with less. Each new efficiency measure drives value for Davey and, ultimately, for our clients and their natural resources. Other times, strategic direction set by executive leadership requires a new process or tool, and teams are tasked with pushing creative boundaries to accomplish an aspirational goal. Finally, our employees have a wealth of unique ideas, and we invest in the research, development, testing and implementation of plans with the potential to enhance Davey's service offerings, training protocols or products.

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