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2016 Corporate Responsibility Report

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5 LEADING SINCE 1880 John Davey founded e Davey Tree Expert Company in 1880 with a commitment to scientifically-based horticultural and environmental services and outstanding client service. For more than 135 years, Davey has been rooted in corporate responsibility. As we have grown and branched out, so too have our corporate responsibility practices. Today, we remain responsible stewards, delivering unmatched excellence in client experience, employee strength, safety and financial sustainability as we advance the green industry. Our employee owners are committed to providing solutions that promote balance among people, progress and the environment. In 2016, we conducted a robust materiality assessment to better understand and validate our environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts. Results of this assessment will inform our corporate responsibility strategy going forward to maximize our positive impact. is report, aligned to the GRI G4 guidelines, continues our legacy of deep commitment to and investment in corporate responsibility. 2007 Davey creates the Corporate Responsibility (CR) team to establish governance and oversight of our environmental sustainability commitments 2012 Davey publishes its environmental policy and our first public CR Executive Summary Report Corporate Environmental Responsibility Report 2012 2016 Davey conducts robust materiality assessment RELATIVE PRIORITY OF SUSTAINABILITY TOPICS External Stakeholders Davey Tree Expert Company Environmental Social Product Responsibility Business Practices Water Management Workplace Health & Safety Employee Education & Development Innovation Waste & Recycling Energy & Emissions Wildfire Exposure Employee Attraction & Retention Environmental Services Increasing Importance Increasing Importance Safe Business Practices Our behaviors and actions ensure that the safety of our employees and clients remain our highest priority. Engaged Employees As an employee-owned company, we create an environment to fully engage our employees in their work and our purpose as a company. We invest in them as they invest in us. Together, we grow personally and professionally. Innovative Thinking We are leaders in leveraging our research, experience and people to address challenges facing the natural environment through product and service innovation. Sustainable Environment We commit ourselves to environmentally responsible practices that sustain the planet, our communities and our business. We take pride in the fact that our environmental practices can complement our business growth. 2013 Davey develops corporate responsibility pillars and publishes first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) report

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