CHICAGO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JLL (NYSE: JLL) today was named one of America's Most JUST Companies and, for the second consecutive year, the industry leader in real estate. The recognition comes from Forbes and JUST Capital, a nonprofit that for two years has ranked the largest publicly traded US companies on the issues Americans care about most.
In addition to leading its industry, JLL is recognized in the top 25 of the JUST 100 for outperforming its peers on the criteria deemed to be most important. Those criteria include worker compensation and well-being, client treatment, service impacts, environmental footprint, community support, generating jobs and behaving responsibly in sourcing and supply chains, among other factors.
Greg O'Brien, CEO, Americas said of the award, "Our second straight year leading our industry in the JUST 100 reflects our ambition to support the needs of our employees, clients and communities. We're honored to be recognized again for our policies on topics that Americans hold in such high regard – topics such as pay equity, workforce investment and sustainability."
The JUST Capital rankings encompass the 1,000 largest publicly traded companies in the US and are based on one of the most comprehensive surveys ever conducted on public attitudes toward corporate behavior. The surveys involved 10,000 American respondents in 2017 and more than 72,000 over the past three years. For the complete 2017 JUST 100 list, please visit: www.forbes.com/just100.
"Business can and should be a unifying force for good in America today, but what it needs is a new North Star," said Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital. "That is what these rankings represent. By trusting in the American people to define what really matters when it comes to measuring business performance, we think we can help breathe life into the vision of a more just economy that better serves the broader best interests of society."
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 collected the following US and global awards in the last year:
- Dow Jones Sustainability Index, North America, second year in a row
- One of World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 10th year in a row
- LinkedIn Top Companies, second year in a row
- Working Mother 100 Best Companies
- Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, fourth year in a row
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the third quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 80,000. As of September 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $59.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit ir.jll.com.
About JUST Capital
JUST Capital, an independent, nonprofit research organization, makes it easier for people, companies, and markets to do the right thing by tracking the business behaviors Americans care about most. Our research, rankings, and data-driven tools help people make more informed decisions about where to invest, work, and buy to direct capital towards companies advancing a more just future. Companies that believe in fair pay and equal treatment for all workers. Companies that create good jobs and understand the value of strong communities. Companies that are committed to a healthy planet. America's Most JUST Companies, including the groundbreaking JUST 100, is published annually in Forbes and on www.justcapital.com.
About Forbes Media
Forbes Media is a global media, branding and technology company, with a focus on news and information about business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and affluent lifestyles. The company publishes Forbes and Forbes Asia magazines, as well as Forbes.com. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 117 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media's brand extensions include conferences, education, financial services and brand licensing.
About the Methodology
JUST Capital's rankings are the culmination of over three years of market research (encompassing over 72,000 respondents mapped to the U.S. Census population) on what the American people prioritize regarding corporate behavior today. JUST Capital conducted its 2017 survey of the American public, which included 10,000 respondents, in partnership with NORC at the University of Chicago. The survey results found that Americans, when asked to identify what is most important for companies to prioritize, ranked the following in order of importance: workers, customers, products, the environment, communities, jobs, and finally, management & shareholders. JUST Capital then tracked and evaluated the performance of companies against these priorities and created the ranking model that drives America's Most JUST Companies, including the JUST 100 absolute ranking and industry leader rankings. The selection of companies draws from the Russell 1000 Index, which represents over 90 percent of the U.S. stock market value.
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