We are proud to partner with the following organisations as part of our Sustainability Agenda:
JLL works with companies, peers industry groups and other stakeholders to help solve some of the largest sustainability challenges facing the sector. We are closely tied to the foremost industry associations including those listed here.
The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) has become the most widely used platform for assessing the sustainability performance of real estate assets globally. As a GRESB Partner, JLL has contributed significantly to its development and provides advice to countless companies who participate, as well as hosting the annual results launch at our offices across the globe.
The World Green Building Council is the world's largest international organisation influencing the green building marketplace. JLL is a Gold Leaf Member of the UK Green Building Council and is a member of national green building councils all over the world. Our professionals contribute to a number of the Council's Task Groups, campaigns and research. For example, JLL co-sponsored the Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report and is now involved in the Better Places for People campaign established to take forward these principles.
JLL is a member of the British Property Federation's (BPF) Sustainability Committee, alongside some of our clients and other real estate advisors. The committee tackles the sustainability challenges facing UK real estate owners, developers, funders and advisers. Our role on the committee enables us to represent our client's views on the future direction of government policy and industry priorities. In recent years we played a key role on the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards working group and have contributed to the Business Energy Efficiency Tax Review. As members of the BPF, we also sit on the Green Property Alliance, which helps co-ordinate sustainability activity amongst several built environment industry bodies.
We were commissioned by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to develop the first global sustainability reporting guidelines for the construction and real estate sector. The Construction and Real Estate Sector Disclosure (CRESD) provides guidance on how the existing GRI guidelines can be applied in a real estate context. We continue to work with clients to implement the GRI guidelines and inform future iterations of the framework.
NextGeneration is an annual sustainability benchmark of the 25 largest homebuilders in the UK. The benchmark was launched in 2006 and assesses the sustainability of the homebuilders' and the new homes they build. NextGeneration aims to create healthy competition amongst home builders and ultimately encourage them to deliver more sustainable homes and neighbourhoods. JLL acts as Secretariat for the benchmark - working with members to develop the criteria, undertaking benchmarking analysis and advising on areas of strength and weakness for the industry and Government.
The European Public Real Estate Association is the voice of the listed European real estate sector, with over 200 active members. JLL led the development of EPRA's Best Practice Sustainability Recommendations (sBPR). These help listed real estate companies report their sustainability performance and encourages a standardised approach. JLL also annually evaluates how EPRA's members are reporting against the sBPRs and advises companies on their adoption.
JLL sits on the Sustainability and Community Engagement Committee, and actively contributes to its two working groups, the Community Engagement Working Group and the Low Carbon Working Group. Revo (previously the British Council of Shopping Centres) is the professional body for retail property – an authoritative voice for UK retail-led regeneration and for the management of and investment in shopping places.