JLL releases its Sustainability Highlights Report, noting its 2017 achievements

By Sophie Chapman
The US-based professional services and investment management firm, JLL, has released its latest Sustainability Highlights Report. The report highlights...

The US-based professional services and investment management firm, JLL, has released its latest Sustainability Highlights Report.

The report highlights the company’s achievements made last year towards meeting its 2020 sustainability targets, outlined in its “Building a Better Tomorrow” strategy.

In the plan, JLL has committed to reduce its plastic usage and paper consumtion, support homelessness charities, and establish the first circular economy targets for the sector.

The report notes that JLL has succeeded in reducing energy consumption by 30% and avoided more than 1mn single-use plastics in its offices.

The firm has had 8,500 clients and stakeholders engage with it Transforming Real Estate initiative, whilst also ranking the highest in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index in its industry.

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“We are now one year in to the delivery of our thirty ambitious 2020 UK targets and have put strong foundations in place to build on over the next three years,” commented JLL UK’s Head of Sustainability, Sophie Walker.

“Sustainability is increasingly becoming a business imperative for us and our clients, with over 15% of our UK revenue supported by our sustainability capabilities.”

“More than ever, our commitment to Building a Better Tomorrow is vital to our business strategy and success.”

“JLL’s ability to be financially resilient in response to such change rests on us having a robust, long-term outlook, and an effective business strategy,” stated Chris Ireland, CEO of JLL UK.

“More than ever, our commitment to our sustainability strategy “Building a Better Tomorrow” is vital to our business success.”

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