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SINGAPORE, MARCH 23, 2011 - FORTUNE has announced that Jones Lang LaSalle has again been named to its exclusive list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” the definitive report card on corporate reputations. The firm was recognized as one of the real estate industry’s leaders based on criteria that include corporate social responsibility, quality of services and global effectiveness.
"Our colleagues across the world work diligently to drive value and innovative solutions for our clients," said Colin Dyer, Jones Lang LaSalle CEO and President. "It is an honour to be recognized for the responsible corporate citizenship, superior client service and integrated global platform that enable them to deliver successful results."
FORTUNE survey partners at Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, employ rigorous methodology to compile the list. A total of 673 companies, from 57 industries and 32 countries were surveyed. To create the 57 industry lists, Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate companies in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value to corporate social responsibility. This year only the best are listed: A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be named most admired.
Jones Lang LaSalle will once again be supporting Earth Hour, the World Wildlife Funds annual campaign to encourage commitment to action on climate change. Office buildings all over the world managed by Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management will go dark for an hour on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. local time, in observance of Earth Hour.
"Jones Lang LaSalle and LaSalle Investment Management offices in more than 50 countries will join with hundreds of thousands of other buildings in turning off non-emergency lighting for an hour" said Alastair Hughes CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Asia Pacific, "Earth Hour has grown to 4,600 cities and hundreds of millions of people around the world, we have seen participation increase among our employees and our clients, as more and more people show their support for this global event."
In addition to endorsing the campaign through its own 185 offices, Jones Lang LaSalle is partnering with clients in cities and towns around the globe to help them show their support, while thousands of the firm's employees are preparing to join the campaign in their own homes. Jones Lang LaSalle manages 1.8 billion square feet of commercial property owned by corporations and investors in 60 countries around the world.
"This year, World Wildlife Fund is asking people to "go beyond the hour" with positive action on energy conservation, renewable energy and other environmental concerns, and these are goals that we have embraced as a company," said Dan Probst Chairman of Energy and Sustainability Services at Jones Lang LaSalle "In 2010, we helped building owners save 912,000,000 kilowatt-hours of energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 563,000 metric tons and save $128 million in energy costs. We’re working with clients on renewable energy solutions in several countries, and we continue to work toward reducing our own carbon footprint as well."