SOURCE: Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle

September 09, 2014 19:00 ET

JLL Demonstrates Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability Results in Global Sustainability Report

Annual Report Reveals Key Accomplishments That Contribute to Business Sustainability Over Time

SINGAPORE and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2014) - Consistent with its commitment to best practice reporting and transparency, JLL (NYSE: JLL) today released its 2013 Sustainability Report, "We are JLL. We take responsibility." The report presents a summary of JLL's performance against its highest-priority sustainability areas: energy and resources; green buildings; client service excellence; community and supply chain; and workplace, well-being and diversity. It highlights an increased demand from clients, employees and shareholders to integrate sustainability into real estate decisions. JLL's approach is consistent with guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Guidelines, the International Integrated Reporting Council's (IIRC) < IR > Framework and the United Nations Global Compact.

"We are helping our clients and ourselves realize the value of a responsible business," said Colin Dyer, JLL Chief Executive Officer. "We hold ourselves accountable for the social, environmental and economic impacts of our business. Looking to the future, we will continue to work to maintain our reputation as a sustainable enterprise, a company that is trusted and relied upon by all of our stakeholders."

JLL's commitment to environmental and social sustainability, and corporate governance and citizenship for clients and its own operations are evident through its 2013 achievements in the five focus areas of its Global Sustainability Commitment, detailed in the report:

Energy and resources:

  • JLL delivered estimated energy savings of 377 million kWh for U.S. clients, equal to $39 million in 2013 and equivalent to removing roughly 46,300 cars annually from the road.
  • In JLL's own offices, GHG emissions decreased by 7% to 1.5 metric tons per employee in 2013.

Green buildings:

  • JLL achieved 76 green building certifications for clients, covering 5.2 million square feet (481,200 m2), over 75 percent of which were LEED.
  • 125 JLL offices have green building fit-out or certifications, or are incorporating green building or fit out principles.

Client service excellence:

  • JLL appeared on Ethisphere Institute's "World's Most Ethical Companies" list for the sixth consecutive year in 2013 (seventh in 2014).

Community and supply chain:

  • JLL recorded total charitable contributions of at least $4.4 million. Employees volunteered more than 2,821 days to support charitable causes in 2013, up 61 percent from 2012.

Workplace, well-being and diversity:

  • JLL was recognized by organizations including the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index and the Black Equal Opportunity Employment Journal for our efforts to promote workplace diversity.
  • 44% of countries had at least one diversity and inclusion initiative.

"Our ability to thrive for more than 250 years indicates that we know what it takes to sustain a company over time," Dyer stated. "At its heart, sustainability at JLL is about maintaining and expanding our role as a good corporate citizen. We are proud of our reputation for acting with integrity and for the ways our people contribute to the communities in which they live and work."

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual fee revenue of $4.0 billion and gross revenue of $4.5 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices, operates in 75 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 53,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.0 billion square feet, or 280.0 million square meters, and completed $99.0 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $50.0 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com

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