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2011 Corporate Social Responsibility report discusses achievements in energy and sustainability, diversity and inclusion, ethics, workplace health and safety, and civic participation
SINGAPORE, LONDON and CHICAGO, Sep. 27, 2012—Jones Lang LaSalle today announced the issuance of its 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, demonstrating the firm’s achievements and on-going commitments in areas such as environmental sustainability, diversity and inclusion, ethical standards, health and safety, and participation in the communities where it operates around the world.
“Our strategic priorities continue to be founded on creating value for our clients, shareholders and employees, said Colin Dyer, CEO and President of Jones Lang LaSalle. “We are helping our clients and ourselves realize the value of corporate responsibility. Whether that involves providing sustainability-related advice to clients through many of our services, or leveraging connections within our own firm to integrate our internal CSR efforts, sustainability is not just aligned, but increasingly embedded, in everything we do.”
A key element of Jones Lang LaSalle’s strategy focuses on the development and implementation of energy and climate strategies on behalf of building owners, tenants and public-sector organizations. “One of the greatest contributions we can make to mitigate climate change is in helping our clients reduce their energy use and carbon generating activities,” said Dan Probst, Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services.
Among its accomplishments in helping clients improve sustainability and address climate change, Jones Lang LaSalle:
“Sustainability is increasingly embedded in everything we do for clients and within our operations,” Probst said. In the Americas, key parts of the firm’s Energy and Sustainability Services business were re-aligned into other business units that focus on core real estate services. In the UK, several business units began incorporating sustainability objectives in their 2012 business plans.
In addition to its work on behalf of clients, Jones Lang LaSalle furthered its corporate responsibility programs and participation among its employees through the ACT: ‘A Cleaner Tomorrow’ program. In 2011, the firm:
Jones Lang LaSalle continues to receive accolades for its corporate responsibility commitment. The firm was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the third time in 2011, and became a Sustained Excellence Partner in 2012. The Ethisphere Institute named the firm among the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for the fourth consecutive year in 2011, and for the fifth time in 2012. And FORTUNE recognized the firm as one of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’ for the third year.
“I am continually amazed by our people’s enthusiasm and imagination, some of which is channelled through our employee engagement program ‘ACT: A Cleaner Tomorrow’,” Dyer said. “There is also a true spirit of generosity in our people toward many charitable and community initiatives. In 2011, the Company and our employees spent more than $4 million on charitable initiatives. Our employees also participated in well over 2,000 volunteering days, supporting local community projects, creating our own charitable fundraising events and engaging with diversity programs.”
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