CHICAGO, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the global professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment management, has received three honors this year reflecting worldwide recognition of the firm's integrity and sustainability. For the sixth year in a row, Jones Lang LaSalle has been named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, a respected international organization that promotes best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmentalism and anti-corruption. The firm was also named one of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes and one of the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine.
"We are very proud to be one of an elite group of companies that have been named one of the 'World's Most Ethical Companies' for six years in a row. This award reflects the trust our people earn every day from our clients and business partners," said Colin Dyer, Jones Lang LaSalle's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all our activities – from capital markets transactions to outsourcing services and consulting – and demonstrating the respect we have for our clients, investors, employees and the communities in which we operate."
"It is an extraordinary honor to have received three important integrity awards," added Mark J. Ohringer, Jones Lang LaSalle's General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer. "Our 250-year history shows that acting responsibly and transparently is the foundation for creating a sustainable enterprise. We are grateful for the work of our global team of Ethics Officers, who focus on embedding ethical principles in our business practices, and we congratulate all of our people, whose integrity in their daily interactions on behalf of the firm makes these awards possible."
To create its 2013 list, Ethisphere received "World's Most Ethical" nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. To determine the most ethical, the Institute conducted in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, which included thorough reviews of codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories, investments in innovation and sustainable business practices, corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility programs, and research on company leadership, workforces, clients and customers.
"More companies applied for the World's Most Ethical Companies recognition this year than any year in the past," said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of Ethisphere. "We are excited to see the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies take these leadership positions, and embrace the correlation between ethical behavior and improved financial performance."
To compile the list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens," CR Magazine documented 298 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance and philanthropy.
Forbes partnered with GMI Ratings (GMI) to compile the list of 'America's Most Trustworthy Companies' by assigning quarterly accounting and governance scores to more than 8,000 companies traded on the U.S. exchanges.
About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $47.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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