JLL announces 2016 sustainability milestones


Report highlights ambitions for a sustainable future through Building a Better Tomorrow program

DUBAI, UAE: JLL (NYSE: JLL) has published its 2016 Global Sustainability Report, which demonstrates the firm’s accomplishments in working toward a sustainable future regionally and globally.

The report restates JLL’s commitment to sustainability and the tangible ways the company is delivering positive financial, social and environmental results. These include:

  • Being named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the 10th straight year in 2017
  • Working with clients to achieve 138 green building certifications, a 14 percent increase from last year
  • Delivering clients energy savings of an estimated 558 million kWh in the U.S. alone
  • Investing a total of $16.5 million on training around the globe
  • Giving a total of $5 million in corporate and employee donations to charity
  • Volunteering more than 6,700 days of time in support of charitable causes

“The world’s financial, social and environmental challenges demand a bolder response from businesses around the globe,” said Christian Ulbrich, JLL CEO. “This is why we’re committed to new ways of partnering with our stakeholders that help achieve our shared ambitions for a sustainable future.”

The report also highlights progress on JLL’s Building a Better Tomorrow program, which aims to add lasting value to clients, employees, shareholders and communities. Building a Better Tomorrow embeds environmental, social and financial responsibilities across JLL’s services and operations through these four pillars:

  • Generating lasting value for our Clients
  • Engaging our People
  • Transforming our Workplaces
  • Supporting our Communities

“Regional governments are increasingly outlining the move towards a more sustainable future by introducing their national visions,” said David Pine-Coffin, National Director, Property and Asset Management Services in MENA.

“With JLL reaching its sustainability milestones last year, we are now fully equipped to support the governments of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to reach their goals and ambitions of diversifying their respective economies. JLL MENA is committed to introducing sustainable initiatives within its organization as well as encouraging key stakeholders and clients to align to regional agendas,” he added.

Download the 2016 Global Sustainability Report.

About JLL:

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 409 million square meters and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated.

About JLL MEA:

Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) JLL is a leading player in the real estate and hospitality services markets. The firm has worked in 35 countries across the region and employs over 520 internationally qualified professionals across its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, CairoCasablanca, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi.