Global Sustainability
ambition

We’re focused on what is good for business and for a sustainable future. This progressive approach leads to responsible investment decisions with healthier, safer, more engaged people, and increased value for all of our stakeholders - Building a Better Tomorrow everywhere we can.

Building a Better Tomorrow enables us to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our organization, from our growth framework, through all our services and in our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence.
By driving all our sustainability activities through Building a Better Tomorrow, we aim to deliver global consistency, best practice and direction across our four Pillars of Clients, People, Workplaces and Communities.
Find our sustainability and CSR reports in the Reports Archive
Access global information in Corporate Policies and Statements.

Our sustainability framework

Materiality reviews have laid the foundations for Building a Better Tomorrow. We execute our vision through four Pillars: Clients, People, Workplaces and Communities. These Pillars are built on the Foundations of governance, thought leadership and innovation.

Our Materiality Matrix sets out the key issues to JLL. Click through to view the priority actions to 2020 that we are taking to respond to these issues over the short, medium and long term.

Sustainable
development goals

We are fully supportive of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and committed to contributing to their successful delivery via Building a Better Tomorrow. In 2017, in support of the goals, and to ensure that we are doing everything we can to contribute to their delivery, we went through a thorough exercise to determine the most relevant SDGs to JLL. They are:

Embedded sustainability in core real estate services 

3

 

8

 

11

 

12

 

13

Specialist energy and sustainability advice 

3

 

8

 

11

 

12

 

13

LaSalle sustainable property investing 

3

 

8

 

11

 

12

 

13

Health & safety 

3

 

8

 
Diversity & inclusion 

5

 

8

 
Personal & career development 

8

 
Rewards & recognition 

8

 
Health & well-being 

3

 
Energy & resource use 

11

 

12

 

13

Healthy & sustainable buildings 

3

 

11

 

12

 

13

Responsible procurement 

3

 

5

 

8

 

11

 

12

 

13

Business travel 

13

Employee volunteering 

3

 

5

 

8

 

11

 

12

 

13

Charitable contributions 

3

 

5

 

8

 

11

 

12

 

13

Global
governance

Two sustainability groups, both chaired by Richard Batten, report into the Global Executive Board:

  1. The Global Sustainability Board
  2. The Global Sustainability Executive Committee
The Global Sustainability Team is responsible for delivery of global sustainability reporting and communications and the facilitation of the Building a Better Tomorrow strategy globally.

Christian Ulbrich
President and Chief Executive Officer
Trish Maxson
Chief Administrative Officer
Richard Batten
Global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer

Local
implementation

The Building a Better Tomorrow strategy is set at the global level with extensive collaboration with local teams. Each JLL country is at a different stage in their sustainability journey, which is why we have developed a flexible, staged approach to implementation:

JLL’s eight largest countries

  • The first to establish governance around Building a Better Tomorrow and deliver against the global targets.
  • Draft and execute Building a Better Tomorrow implementation plans.
  • Set supporting local goals, as needed.

Other countries

  • Encouraged to take same actions as the eight largest countries.
  • Will be required to deliver against global targets and formalize Building a Better Tomorrow in the longer term.

Sustainability
news

JLL, Feeding America® and ezCater reach milestone in fight against hunger

Through its CaterCares program, JLL has provided 500,000 meals for people in need, halfway to its goal of creating 1 million meals

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Sustainability
contacts

Michael Saxton
Global Marketing & Communications
Cynthia Curtis
Global Stakeholder Engagement