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JLL report reveals latest sustainability highlights


JLL has published its latest Sustainability Highlights Report which unveils how much progress it has made towards its 2020 sustainability targets.

The report shows that JLL has made strong progress in 2017 with its sustainability strategy ‘Building a Better Tomorrow’ including initiatives to reduce plastic usage and paper consumption, support homelessness charities and establish the first circular economy targets for the sector. 

Sophie Walker, Head of Sustainability at JLL UK, said: “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. 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.” 

Key 2017 UK highlights include:

8,500 clients and stakeholders engaged on Transforming Real Estate 
First company to achieve Dual Accredited Living Wage Employer Mark and Recognised Service Provider
462 people helped into housing through our partnership with Crisis 
Top in our industry in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 
30% absolute reduction in energy consumption in our offices 
Signatory to Business in the Community's Circular Office Campaign 
Avoided over 1 million single-use plastics in our offices

Chris Ireland, CEO at JLL UK, said “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. More than ever, our commitment to our sustainability strategy “Building a Better Tomorrow” is vital to our business success.”

In 2017, JLL launched its Transforming Real Estate campaign, featuring an industry first timeline on its dedicated microsite, plotting the last two decades of sustainability history whilst also taking a forward look at the next 20 years. JLL also revealed the key trends which will affect real estate over the next 20 years and how businesses should respond. Last month, JLL published its Transformation Framework report revealing what an ideal cityscape will look like in 2040 and a framework enabling real estate businesses to adapt and thrive in this future city.

JLL is committed to supporting the UK’s ongoing transition to a low carbon and circular economy, and by 2020 aims to have integrated sustainability in to all of its advice. In addition to addressing the social issues where we can have the most impact and creating a work culture that values diversity, rewards talent and develops skills for tomorrow’s challenges, JLL is providing real estate leaders with market leading knowledge and insight to enable them to react and adapt to an ever-changing world and achieve a more sustainable future.

To read JLL’s Building a Better Tomorrow full progress report, please click here.