News release

JLL’s commitment to diversity and inclusion recognized by the Human Rights Campaign and Forbes

Firm earns 100% on the Corporate Equality Index, named to the ninth spot on America's Best Employers for Diversity list

January 23, 2020

CHICAGO, January 23, 2020 – Demonstrating its commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, JLL (NYSE: JLL) has again earned accolades from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Forbes.

For the sixth consecutive year, JLL earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. JLL was also recently named to the ninth spot on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2020. The ranking examines C-suite and board diversity as well as employer diversity policies.

“Employees thrive when they can bring their true selves to work every day,” said Mary Bilbrey, JLL’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “At JLL, we work tirelessly to create a diverse and inclusive culture as we recruit, connect, develop and grow our people. We are proud to receive these two prestigious accolades in recognition of our efforts.”

The results of this year’s CEI showcase how 1059 U.S.-based companies are not only promoting LGBTQ-friendly workplace policies in the U.S. but also helping advance the cause of LGBTQ inclusion in workplaces abroad. JLL’s efforts in satisfying all the CEI’s criteria earned a 100% ranking and the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

The America’s Best Employers for Diversity for 2020 is presented to 500 companies by Forbes and Statista Inc., a world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The study was an anonymous online survey taken by more than 60,000 employees working for firms or institutions that employ at least 1,000 people. Age, gender equality, ethnicity, physical ability, LGBTQ and general diversity were considered, along with an index of objective and publicly available diversity KPIs.

“We work hard to foster an inclusive and diverse culture, and are honored to be recognized for our efforts,” said Lucy Coelho, JLL’s Diversity and Inclusion Leader for the Americas. “Every day we are focused on sourcing diverse talent, identifying and developing diverse future leaders and holding leaders accountable for progress.”

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL globally for its ethics, corporate citizenship and commitment to being an employer of choice. JLL has received the following U.S. and global awards in the last year:

  • Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies
  • FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • BLACK ENTERPRISE Best Companies for Diversity
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America
  • Forbes America’s Most JUST Companies
  • Newsweek America’s Most Responsible Companies
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. Our vision is to reimagine the world of real estate, creating rewarding opportunities and amazing spaces where people can achieve their ambitions. In doing so, we will build a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.3 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 93,000 as of September 30, 2019. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit