"Whistleblower" Conduct Reporting Policy

Purpose:

The Company’s Code of Ethics requires that Company personnel, including directors, officers and employees, observe business and personal ethics in the conduct of our respective duties and obligations. As representatives of the Company, we must practice integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities, and we must comply with internal policies and applicable laws and regulations.

Accordingly, employees of the Company may discuss any good faith concerns they have regarding compliance with laws and regulations, or other violations of Company policy, with members of management, executive management, Corporate Counsel, the Chief Executive Officer, or the Chairman of the Board of Directors, and have no fear of retaliation.

Policy:

Company employees are required to report, either orally or in writing, to their immediate supervisor, appropriate manager, the chairman of the board or an officer of the Company, all evidence of activity by a Company department, employee, or business associate that may constitute:

  • Instances of corporate fraud;
  • Unethical business conduct;
  • A violation of federal, state, provincial, or local law;
  • A violation of safety policies, laws or regulations that creates a potential or actual danger to the employee’s or public’s health and safety;
  • A violation of the Company’s Code of Ethics.

Any Company employee who in good faith reports such incidents will be protected from actual or threatened retaliation as a result of the disclosure of such reports. Further, no employee may be adversely affected because the employee refused to carry out a directive that, in good faith, the employee believes constitutes corporate fraud, or is a violation of Company policy, or of federal, state, provincial, or local law.

Reporting Violations:

The whistleblowing procedure is intended to be used for serious or sensitive issues as concerns the Company Code of Ethics. Anyone filing a complaint must be acting in good faith and have reasonable grounds for believing the information disclosed indicates an actual or intended violation of the Code of Ethics. Employment-related concerns should continue to be reported through your normal channels, such as your immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Department in Kent.

Concerns can be reported in any of the following ways, and can be done anonymously:

  • Toll Free Telephone: 800-447-1667, Ext. 8485
  • Mailing address for written documents:

    Chairman of the Board
    The Davey Tree Expert Company
    1500 North Mantua Street
    Kent, OH 44240

Email concerns by completing the field below and clicking "Submit."