JLL named one of 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies® for 12th year

Ethisphere Institute honors companies that drive positive change and foster ethical corporate cultures.

May 03, 2019

CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2019 – JLL (NYSE: JLL) has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies. For the 12th consecutive year, JLL has been honored for its commitment to improve communities, build capable and empowered workforces and foster a corporate culture focused on ethics and a strong sense of purpose. The Ethisphere Institute is a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.

“The values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are an integral part of JLL,” said JLL Global Chief Legal Officer Alan Tse. “We are committed to building a better tomorrow for our clients, our people and our communities, and we are honored to be included in the Ethisphere Institute’s list of the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 12th consecutive year.”

“Today, employees, investors and stakeholders are putting their greatest trust in companies to take leadership on societal issues. Companies that take the long view with a purpose-based strategy are proven to not only outperform but last,” said Ethisphere’s Chief Executive Officer, Timothy Erblich. “I congratulate everyone at JLL for earning this recognition.”

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 U.S. and global awards in the last year:

  • FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies
  • The Drucker Institute’s Management Top 250
  • JUST 100 (America’s Most JUST Companies)
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity
  • LinkedIn Top Companies
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies
  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index
  • BLACK ENTERPRISE Best Companies for Diversity

Ethics & Performance

The Ethisphere Institute’s annual practice of tracking how the stock prices of publicly traded honorees compare to the Large Cap Index found that listed 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies outperformed the large cap sector over five years by 14.4 percent and over three years by 10.5 percent.

Methodology & Scoring

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.

Scores are generated in five key categories: ethics and compliance program (35 percent), culture of ethics (20 percent), corporate citizenship and responsibility (20 percent), governance (15 percent) and leadership and reputation (10 percent). All companies that participate in the assessment process receive their scores, providing them with valuable insights into how they stack up against leading organizations.

Honorees

The full list of the 2019 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found at https://worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/honorees.