JLL earns perfect score in 2019 Corporate Equality Index

Fifth consecutive top mark on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s annual scorecard reflects commitment to LGBTQ equality

March 28, 2019

CHICAGO, March 28, 2019JLL (NYSE:JLL) earned a perfect score on the 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The index is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

“We’re pleased to receive this award for the fifth consecutive year, reinforcing our values of equality and diversity,” said Mary Bilbrey, JLL’s Chief Human Resources Officer. “At JLL, we’re driven to create environments where people of all backgrounds and experiences create a diversity of thought that helps us achieve our ambitions.”

The 2019 CEI rated 1,163 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. JLL’s efforts in satisfying all of the CEI’s criteria result in the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.

“The competition for talent is tighter than ever,” said Monica Marquez, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, JLL Americas. “Quality candidates are more attracted to safe, welcoming spaces where they can bring their true selves to work, and we’re committed to ensuring all our people feel, and are, valued.”

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL for its ethics, corporate citizenship and commitment to being an employer of choice. JLL has been honored with the following U.S. and global awards:

  • Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies
  • FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies
  • The Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250
  • JUST 100 (America’s Most JUST Companies)
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity
  • LinkedIn Top Companies
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index
  • BLACK ENTERPRISE Best Companies for Diversity

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 over 90,000 as of December 31, 2018. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit