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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

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3 Optimizing each of these topics is critical for Davey's sustained success, and they are being incorporated into our Vision 20/20 strategic plan. Over the next year, we will create goals around each of these areas to measure our sustainability progress. As we develop these goals, we will look to and align with international frameworks, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). For over a century, Davey has been at the forefront of environmental science and industry. Today, Davey is working with diverse partners to advance the green industry, providing solutions that promote balance among people, progress and the environment. As an example, in 2016, we established a partnership with e Ohio State University to study the effect of climate change on landscapes and trees. Our work in this area ensures we are ready to continue our unmatched excellence in client experience. More than ever, we are working with cities across the continent to advance their environmental quality. Many of these cities are featured in this report. As the urban population rises, it is critical to invest in natural capital assets, which help clean our air, ground and water, reduce erosion and energy costs, and provide emotional and social benefits to local populations. In 2015 and 2016, we worked with our neighbor, the city of Cleveland, in the development and implementation of the Cleveland Tree Plan. We are proud of our partnership with the city of Cleveland and regional non-profits to make Cleveland the Forest City once again. At Davey, we were the first to build our reputation on a science-based approach to arboriculture, expansive technical expertise, knowledge and a shared heritage of environmental and social good. Armed with the results of our materiality assessment, we will continue to partner with organizations and focus on topics that maximize these positive impacts. I am pleased to share with you our progress in this 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report. Sincerely, Karl Warnke, Chairman and CEO

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