Jones Lang LaSalle Recognized for Integrity with Awards from Ethisphere
Institute, Forbes and CR Magazine
Named one of "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for
sixth consecutive year
CHICAGO, April 25, 2013
CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the
global professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment
management, has received three honors this year reflecting worldwide
recognition of the firm's integrity and sustainability. For the sixth year in
a row, Jones Lang LaSalle has been named one of the "World's Most Ethical
Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, a respected international organization
that promotes best practices in business ethics, corporate social
responsibility, environmentalism and anti-corruption. The firm was also named
one of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes and one of the "100
Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine.
"We are very proud to be one of an elite group of companies that have been
named one of the 'World's Most Ethical Companies' for six years in a row. This
award reflects the trust our people earn every day from our clients and
business partners," said Colin Dyer, Jones Lang LaSalle's President and Chief
Executive Officer. "We are committed to upholding the highest ethical
standards in all our activities – from capital markets transactions to
outsourcing services and consulting – and demonstrating the respect we have
for our clients, investors, employees and the communities in which we
"It is an extraordinary honor to have received three important integrity
awards," added Mark J. Ohringer, Jones Lang LaSalle's General Counsel and
Chief Ethics Officer. "Our 250-year history shows that acting responsibly and
transparently is the foundation for creating a sustainable enterprise. We are
grateful for the work of our global team of Ethics Officers, who focus on
embedding ethical principles in our business practices, and we congratulate
all of our people, whose integrity in their daily interactions on behalf of
the firm makes these awards possible."
To create its 2013 list, Ethisphere received "World's Most Ethical"
nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. To
determine the most ethical, the Institute conducted in-depth research and a
multi-step analysis, which included thorough reviews of codes of ethics,
litigation and regulatory infraction histories, investments in innovation and
sustainable business practices, corporate citizenship and corporate social
responsibility programs, and research on company leadership, workforces,
clients and customers.
"More companies applied for the World's Most Ethical Companies recognition
this year than any year in the past," said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of
Ethisphere. "We are excited to see the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies
take these leadership positions, and embrace the correlation between ethical
behavior and improved financial performance."
To compile the list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens," CR Magazine documented
298 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly available
information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee
relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy.
Forbes partnered with GMI Ratings (GMI) to compile the list of 'America's Most
Trustworthy Companies' by assigning quarterly accounting and governance scores
to more than 8,000 companies traded on the U.S. exchanges.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (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
revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more
than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides
management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6
billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment
Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For
further information, visit www.jll.com.
SOURCE Jones Lang LaSalle
Contact: Gayle Kantro, +1 312 228 2795, Gayle.Kantro@am.jll.com
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