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Jones Lang LaSalle Named to 2011’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” List by the Ethisphere Institute for the Fourth Consecutive Year


CHICAGO, March 28, 2011 – Jones Lang LaSalle, the global financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate, has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Jones Lang LaSalle has been named to the list by Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.

"Our people take great pride in this honor," said Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. “They know that our commitment to integrity is critical to our clients, for whom the confidence that they can trust their advisors has become paramount. Our Board of Directors and Global Executive Committee applaud the efforts of our worldwide team of Ethics Officers and the dedication of all of our colleagues, who make our culture the best in the real estate business."

Ethisphere determined its 2011 list, which features 110 companies in 38 industries and includes 43 companies headquartered outside the United States, by reviewing thousands of companies and evaluating a record number of applications. Ethisphere’s proprietary methodology includes reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; considering activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; and studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers.

“As companies strive to maintain a competitive advantage, good ethics translate into better business, and better business means better bottom lines. Ethical companies recognize the important role that principled practices play in brand reputation, which ultimately is the most valuable asset for a corporation,” said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the Ethisphere Institute. “Ethisphere congratulates Jones Lang LaSalle on being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011.”