Decades of distinction: JLL aims to operate with purpose and integrity

SHANGHAI, March. 1, 2018 – JLL's reputation for excellence and its best-in-class global team have earned the firm a place on both the 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 and 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

March 01, 2018

​​JLL consecutively named to Global Outsourcing 100 and one of the World's Most Ethical Companies

SHANGHAI, March. 1, 2018 – JLL's reputation for excellence and its best-in-class global team have earned the firm a place on both the 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 and 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies. JLL represents the real estate industry on the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP®) annual list of the world's top outsourcing service providers for the 10th consecutive year, also, while we have been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies for the 11th consecutive year. The honor acknowledges the strong principles of business and professional ethics inherent in JLL's values, culture and strategy as well as its interactions with clients, customers, vendors and employees.

The 2018 Global Outsourcing 100 recognizes the world's best outsourcing service providers. The list is based on applications received, and judging is based on a rigorous scoring methodology that includes an independent review by an independent panel of IAOP customer members with extensive experience in selecting outsourcing service providers and advisors for their organizations.

The World's Most Ethical Companies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute's Ethics Quotient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a company's performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The information collected provides a comprehensive sampling of definitive criteria of core competencies rather than all aspects of corporate governance, risk, sustainability, compliance and ethics. 

"In the past decade, we have seen major disruption in how we live, work and play," said John Forrest, Global & Americas CEO, JLL Corporate Solutions. "Technology and demographic trends have changed customer and employee expectations, presenting businesses with an evolving set of challenges. Receiving this distinction for 10 consecutive years is a testament to how we lead with innovative ideas and solutions for organizations as they navigate the future of work."

JLL General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer Mark J. Ohringer added, "Our reputation for integrity is a significant point of pride within our firm. It was the foundation of JLL 250 years ago and will continue to be a differentiator for us."

"Our values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are central to everything we do at JLL," said JLL global CEO Christian Ulbrich. "Working with our clients around the world, we have a responsibility to play our full part in building a better tomorrow. We are proud and honored to be included by both IAOP and the Ethisphere Institute."

Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL globally. Some of the recent awards JLL has received include:

  • Asia Pacific Property Awards – Best Property Consultancy China (2011-2017)
  • HR Asia  – Best Companies to Work for in Asia
  • "Business Model Leader of the Year" award at the 2017 China Finance Summit Winter Forum
  • 8 wins in the inaugural RICS Awards in China including Best Industrial & Retail Team of the Year
  • Fortune – World's Most Admired Companies
  • Ranked on Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
  • A LinkedIn's Top Company
  • Working Mother – 100 Best Companies
  • Human Rights Campaign Foundation – Corporate Equality Index (perfect score)
  • Diversity MBA Magazine – 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership: Best Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work
  • CR Magazine – 100 Best Corporate Citizens (2015-2017)


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About JLL

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 $136 billion. At year-end 2016, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 77,000. As of December 31, 2016, LaSalle Investment Management has $60.1 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information,

JLL has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with 36,000 employees operating in 94 offices in 16 countries across the region. The firm won the ‘World’s Best’ and ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ International Property Consultancy at the International Property Awards in 2016 and was named number one real estate investment advisory firm in Asia Pacific for the fifth consecutive year by Real Capital Analytics.​  

In Greater China, the firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy in China’ at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2016, and has more than 2,200 professionals and 14,000 on-site staff providing quality real estate advice and services in over 80 cities across the country​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​