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Executive Message

Our Enduring Organization

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The extreme natural events of 2017 changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and were among the most costly in modern history. We were on the ground following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, after the California wildfires, and in the wake of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico City. As we lent our expertise and resources to assist in recovery, we were reminded to take stock of what makes Thornton Tomasetti an enduring, resilient – and, yes, sustainable – organization.

“Enduring firms have a high degree of vitality, evident in their capacity to explore new options, renew strategy and grow sustainably. And the most vital firms do this quickly, with a sense of urgency.” – Tom Scarangello, Chairman & CEO We’ve seen the damage caused by global climate change up close, and we recognize the increased risk of disruption. We also see opportunities – to invest in innovations in sustainability that contribute to lowcarbon buildings and resilient design and to cultivate the agility we need to adapt, endure and thrive. In the wake of 2017’s natural disasters, we developed Our Enduring Organization, a framework for supporting and augmenting the firm’s vitality – and value for our clients – over the long term. Based on the triple bottom line of sustainability (people, planet

and profit), the framework proposes that the most effective strategy is to make meaningful investments in people and planet. Our Enduring Organization has been formally adopted as part of our core ideology, the guiding document that reflects our culture and aspirations. We are investing in people by serving as sponsors and mentors, cultivating an inclusive and diverse workplace and encouraging collaboration in a healthful work environment. We are investing in our planet by advocating for increasingly sustainable projects and reducing our carbon footprint, and we are supporting our communities by offering our people the opportunity to be avid volunteers. We are confident that these investments will drive innovation and lead to higher long-term value. This report summarizes the ways in which we are realizing our aspiration to become an enduring organization. Read in these pages how we apply our skills and values to make a better world, with better business outcomes. Our people are preventing loss of life from disasters by providing resilient and protective design and by developing sustainable and healthful buildings, innovating in sustainable engineering, and contributing to an enriching work environment and to communities in need. We are a company of 1,500 problem solvers. Whether in the field, in a post-hurricane disaster area or in the office, our people are passionate about embracing challenges and making lasting contributions.

Tom Scarangello

Ray Daddazio

Chairman & CEO

President

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