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JLL Reinforces Commitment to Global Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship

2014 Global Sustainability Report details continued progress in client service, green buildings, sustainable operations and workplace initiatives

​SINGAPORE, LONDON and CHICAGO – JULY 23, 2015 – JLL (NYSE:JLL) emphasizes its focus on sustainable business practices in "Our cities, Our future," the firm's recently released 2014 Global Sustainability Report. The Report demonstrates the firm's continuing positive impacts on client service, energy and resources, green buildings, community and supply chain, and workplace, well-being and diversity in its services and operations around the world. It also validates the increasing influence of ethical business practices and integrity on building and sustaining long-term client relationships and the value companies place on ethical principles and behaviors.

"Sustainability is a key driver for improved performance, allowing us to extend better service offerings to our clients, better value to our shareholders and better career opportunities to our employees," said Colin Dyer, JLL President and CEO. "As a responsible corporate citizen, we seek to have a positive impact on the world around us and to continue to create enduring value over the long term."

JLL adheres to best practices reporting guidelines such as the Global Reporting Initiative, the International Integrated Reporting Council's <IR> Framework and the United Nations Global Compact.

The results of JLL's environmentally and socially sustainable operations are described in case studies and client testimonials demonstrating the significant impact of operating as a sustainable, ethical enterprise within the five focus areas of the firm's Global Sustainability Commitment

Highlights from the 2014 Global Sustainability Report include:

  • Client service excellence:
  • JLL engaged with 58 sustainability global and local organizations and initiatives, such as the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), the World Green Building Council and the World Economic Forum Partnering Against Corruption Initiative.
  • Sustainability data from more than 160,500 of JLL's and clients' buildings are housed on its innovative environmental reporting platforms.
  • Over 3,500 employees received training related to legal, ethics or compliance matters, further embedding ethical behavior into JLL's corporate culture.
  • Workplace, well-being and diversity:
  • 80 percent of countries reported that they were undertaking at least one health, safety and well-being initiative.
  • 35 percent of total employees and 27 percent of directors were women.
  • JLL invested $263 per employee in professional training and development in 2014, compared to $235 in 2013.
  • Community and supply chain:
  • For services for clients, JLL included general and industry-specific sustainability criteria in supplier proposals and questionnaires for centrally-managed, multi-client contracts.
  • In its own operations, JLL applied sustainability criteria to its own procurement practices, and strictly enforced a Code of Conduct for vendors.
  • Around the world where JLL operates, employees spent 4,590 days volunteering in local communities, and total charitable giving reached $4.8 million.
  • Energy & resources:
  • Estimated energy savings for United States clients reached 477 million kWh in 2014, equating to estimated cost savings of $47 million – a 27 percent increase in savings from last year.
  • In the U.S. and UK, total greenhouse gas emissions averted from installed or consented renewable energy projects JLL advised on was more than 62,000 metric tons of CO2e. There has been a significant increase in the emissions averted through projects that have either been installed or received consent by more than 44,000 metric tons since 2013.
  • Green buildings:
  • JLL employed 1,531 accredited professionals to deliver energy savings for clients and JLL. In the last year, JLL achieved a total of 87 green building certifications, an increase of 14 percent compared to the previous year, covering more than 18 million square feet (1,678,293 square meters).
  • 17 percent of JLL's corporate offices featured a green building certification and a further 47 percent of JLL's offices had green building principles.

    "In the last year, JLL has grown into a Fortune 500 worldwide organization, employing more than 58,000 employees and serving clients in over 80 countries. We have been able to achieve this growth through an exceptional understanding of our industry and our ability to meet and exceed the needs of our clients," Dyer said. "These efforts are enhanced through our commitment to sustainability, and by following strategies that support superior client service, sustainable operations and high ethical standards into everything we do."

    Download the 2014 Global Sustainability Report, "Our cities, Our future."

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    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. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $4.7 billion and gross revenue of $5.4 billion, JLL has more than 230 corporate offices, operates in 80 countries and has a global workforce of approximately 58,000.  On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3.4 billion square feet, or 316 million square meters, and completed $118 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2014. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $55.3 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