News release

JLL ranked on America’s Most Responsible Companies list

Newsweek’s inaugural list recognizes companies that are giving back to their communities and standing up as good neighbors and citizens

December 05, 2019

CHICAGO, December 5, 2019 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) was ranked number one among the largest U.S public companies in Real Estate and Housing, and number 10 overall in the list of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020, published for the first time by Newsweek.

JLL is strongly committed to being a responsible company. Through the firm’s Building a Better Tomorrow sustainability strategy, JLL uses its global expertise, reach and leadership position to take actions that contribute to a better world. In the last 12 months:

  • JLL averted 239,749 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions by advising on renewable energy projects and helped clients achieve a record 254 sustainable building certifications, globally.
  • The firm’s employees worldwide committed 12,245 days of time to community causes. In partnership with Feeding America, JLL is on track to provide 1 million meals for those in need in the United States. 
  • JLL also continues to be recognized for female representation and advancement, a reflection of the firm’s inclusive culture that supports employees and their families' wellbeing.

“JLL is pleased to be recognized by Newsweek as a company striving to drive positive change. This accolade is reflective of our dedicated employees who partner with our clients and collaborate with our communities every day to make a difference,” says Richard Batten, Global Chief Sustainability Officer, JLL. “We are Building a Better Tomorrow everywhere we can.”

America’s Most Responsible Companies 2020 recognizes the top 300 most responsible U.S. companies spanning 14 industries based on detailed analysis covering Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) areas.

Newsweek partnered with global data research firm Statista Inc. to publish the ranking of America's Most Responsible Companies. Statista worked from a universe of 2,000 U.S public companies to determine which firms were responsible business leaders. The analysis included an independent survey among 6,500 U.S. citizens, and research based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from corporate annual reports, sustainability reports and other sources. See Newsweek’s site for more information on the methodology and the full list of companies.

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL globally for its efforts in responsible business, ethics and corporate citizenship. The firm 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
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index
  • BLACK ENTERPRISE Best Companies for Diversity
  • ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence
  • National Business Group on Health Best Employers: Excellence in Health and Well-Being
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America
  • Forbes America’s Most JUST Companies

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