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CHICAGO, IL

Jones Lang LaSalle Celebrates Improved 2014 Corporate Equality Index Ranking

Embracing workplace equality accelerates firm position on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 12th Annual Scorecard


CHICAGO, December 10, 2013 — Demonstrating its commitment to embracing an inclusive workplace culture, Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) scored a 90 of 100 possible points on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) workplace equality.

“Embracing diversity is one of JLL’s core commitments, and a long-term strategy to better understand and service our clients’ business needs,” said Beth Hayden, JLL’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “We need to keep pace with changes happening in the communities we work and live by creating programs that support our diverse workforce. JLL strives to be the employer-of-choice for top talent and representative of all communities, and our 2014 CEI ranking shows we’re on the right path.”


2014 marks JLL’s second year participating in the CEI and its score represents a 10 point improvement year-over-year. The firm ranks nine points above the national average of FORTUNE 500 companies for LGBT-related policies and practices, including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits and public engagement with the LGBT community. The firm received perfect scores in six of the seven categories, a direct result from its ongoing work related to:

  • fostering partnerships with LGBT organizations, such as Out and Equal, GLAAD and The Trevor Project, which resulted in JLL’s national campaign in support of the “It Gets Better” anti-bullying movement;
  • enforcing non-discrimination and equal opportunity employment policies, as well as firm-wide manager diversity training, employee-self-identification; and
  • increasing national participation and membership in Building Pride, JLL’s employee resource group, which promotes the firm internally, and at community events at LGBT career recruitment events.

The 2014 CEI rated a total of 934 businesses in the report, which evaluates JLL’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria resulting in a 100 percent ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.

For more information on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/cei.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.
For news and information on Building Pride and JLL’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy, please visit its D&I website: http://bit.ly/18qsAMT

For more news, videos and research resources on Jones Lang LaSalle, please visit the firm’s U.S. media center web page: http://bit.ly/18P2tkv.

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 and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.7 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.