News release

JLL announces bold new Parenting Matters policy

Updated best in class policy aims to provide all parents with the time needed to support their families

March 31, 2021

JLL UK has announced the launch of its updated parenting policy – Parenting Matters. The new policy will apply to all parenting leave including maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption.

The new policy has been created in conjunction with JLL’s employees to ensure that the real estate adviser provides an environment that attracts and retains the best people.

The key benefits of Parenting Matters include the entitlement of 52 weeks-leave and six months full pay for all parents with six months service, without claw back clauses. JLL will provide tailored help for situations such as surrogacy and premature births as well as supporting employees that are planning families. It has also updated how employees return to work, with a phased return, and the addition of family case managers within its HR function.

Chris Ireland, UK CEO at JLL said: “Our colleagues told us what they needed, and we have responded with a new bold policy which is simplified, supportive and progressive. Our aim is that all parents take the time out they need to support their family. We are committed to providing the best environment for our colleagues which means we need to invest in policies which have an impact and ultimately help our parents and future parents to belong here.”

In March JLL published its fourth gender pay gap report entitled Accountable for sustained change in which it  outlined its commitment to gender targets. JLL wants to ensure it is a place where diversity of backgrounds and perspectives thrive. These important metrics will ensure that JLL keeps striving for change and holds itself and the wider real estate sector to account.

The targets will aim to address the imbalance of opportunity and include:

·       All key governance committees 35% female by 2025 and 50% by 2030 and 

·       35% female directors by 2025.


About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 91,000 as of December 31, 2020. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.