Our UK sustainability strategy

Reflecting on progress and setting
bigger, bolder commitments

Together with our clients and partners, we are committed to embedding sustainability into everything we do, working to shape the future of real estate for a better world. Our UK sustainability strategy focuses on four areas, with 16 flagship commitments, where we believe we can drive lasting and positive change. Having achieved over 90% of the targets we set back in 2017, we are proud of the progress we have made but recognise that we still have much more to do.

To learn more about our strategy watch the video below, read about our flagship targets (right) or download the full list of UK targets here.

Working towards a world where carbon emissions are reduced and biodiversity is restored, setting us on a course for climate stability

  • Engage our top 100 clients and top 250 FTSE UK real estate companies to align to Race to Zero by 2025
  • Reduce carbon emissions by 30% per sq. ft across all properties JLL manages for clients by 2030
  • Establish a firm-wide strategy on nature-based solutions by 2025
  • Achieve net zero carbon across all JLL buildings in the UK by 2030
  • Incorporate circular design principles for all JLL office fit outs and achieve a 50% reduction in embodied carbon by 2030
  • Achieve 100% electric cars and 50% electric commercial vehicles by 2025
  • Reduce carbon emissions from business travel by 35% per employee by 2025
Contributing to a world where quality of life and social resilience is improved across all communities, with a specific focus on those most at risk
 
  • Ensure all employees are paid the real Living Wage and work towards real Living Wage across our client’s supply chains by 2025
  • Ensure our Graduate Programme is recruiting a minimum of 35% from socially disadvantaged backgrounds by 2025
  • Advocate for a diversity of housing supply, including truly affordable housing, and demonstrate that JLL always considers the quality of life for future residents by 2025
  • Deliver 2,635 days of employee time in support of the community by 2023
  • Support LandAid on the growth of their pro bono programme from 2021-2023
  • Establish firm-wide strategy on social value for client and corporate activity by 2023

Advocating for positive change in the business community and encouraging responsible behaviour in our employees

  • Co-sponsor a new ground-breaking standard on sustainable purpose, facilitated by The British Standards Institution and drive purpose throughout the business by 2023
  • Engage 30% of employees on sustainable living initiatives by 2023
  • Support client sustainability ambitions by including sustainability in 100% of pitches and all strategic client partnerships by 2025

Creating an environment that values diversity, rewards talent, develops skills for tomorrow’s challenges and fosters wellbeing

  • Develop an employee wellbeing index and deliver against the top 3 priorities by 2023
  • Ensure 15% of employees and 10% of directors are from ethnically underrepresented groups by 2025
  • Ensure 35% of directors are female and all key governance committees are 35% female by 2025

JLL UK Sustainability Report 2020

Our latest report details our 2020 progress against our previous sustainability targets and presents our new sustainability strategy.


Our progress over the last four years

In 2017 we set ourselves over 20 targets to accomplish by 2020. Over that time we have made great progress, achieving 90% of those targets. Here are some of our highlights…

Flagship Manchester office on track to be the first to achieve WELL platinum certification in the North West


Business in the Community Responsible Business Champions 2020


100% renewable electricity achieved across UK workplaces


278 clients advised on sustainability; 3,187 buildings improved, 68,200+ tonnes of CO2e saved


Achieved longstanding £1.2 million fundraising target for Crisis UK supporting over 1,000 people back into housing

Over 14,500 hours of employee time contributed to support communities


Gold Leaf members of the UK Green Building Council contributing to many industry reports including the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework Definition


Top 10 in the Social Mobility Employer Index for the past 2 years


Stonewall Top 100 Employer for the past 2 years


First property consultancy to set a 2030 net zero carbon buildings commitment

Find out more about JLL’s Global Sustainability Strategy

Visit the sustainability hub and read the latest report >

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