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Brussels, May 8th 2014 – Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL), the global professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment management, has been named one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute for the seventh consecutive year.
"We are very proud to remain among an elite group of companies that have continued on the Ethisphere list over an extended period," said Colin Dyer, JLL's President and Chief Executive Officer. "As reflected in this important recognition, doing the right thing has indeed been a core cultural value of our firm throughout its long history. We know it brings us the best clients, creates the deepest career opportunities for our people and adds significant value to our shareholders' investment."
"Acting responsibly and transparently is absolutely the foundation for creating a sustainable enterprise," added Mark J. Ohringer, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer. "We thank our global team of Ethics Officers and Liaisons for embedding ethical principles into our business practices. And we congratulate all of our colleagues for earning this award by making integrity a regular part of their interactions with clients, suppliers and other stakeholders."
The World's Most Ethical Company assessment is based upon Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient. Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (25%), reputation, leadership and innovation (20%), governance (10%), corporate citizenship and responsibility (25%), and culture of ethics (20%). This year's honorees represented 41 different industries and included organizations from 21 countries and 5 continents.
JLL (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 fee revenue of $4 billion, JLL has more than 200 corporate offices and operates in 75 countries worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 3 billion square feet and completed $99 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2013. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $48.0 billion of real estate assets under management. For further information, visit www.jll.be.
The Ethisphere® Institute is an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance and enables organizations to improve governance, mitigate risk, and enhance relationships with employees, business partners, investors and the broad regulatory community. Ethisphere evaluates and benchmarks compliance and governance programs, honors superior achievement through its World's Most Ethical Companies™ recognition program, and publishes Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere is also the leading provider of independent verification of corporate ethics and compliance programs that include: Ethics Inside® Certification, Compliance Leader Verification™ and Anti-Corruption Program Verification™. For further information, visit www.ethisphere.com.
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