Ethisphere Recognizes JLL with Ethics Inside® Certification
JLL demonstrates a strong commitment to ethical business through its robust ethics and compliance program, and corporate citizenship
Scottsdale, AZ – August 24, 2021 – Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced today that JLL has earned Ethics Inside® Certification for 2021 and 2022. JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management.
“We are honored that JLL has once again received Ethics Inside Certification, which is testament to how our people live and breathe our ethical values and put them into practice every day. Our commitment to building a strong, ethical culture and doing business with integrity has always been a key priority at JLL. Our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence underpin the way we conduct our business – and create real value for our stakeholders. We maintain our commitment to ethics through our Ethics Everywhere program, which establishes the operating framework to enhance our ethical culture and maintain compliance with our Code,” said Claire Handley, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. “Receiving Ethics Inside® Certification validates our program’s structure and effectiveness and demonstrates to our clients, employees and the global business community our commitment to good governance and ethics.”
“JLL impressed our team with its commitment to ongoing improvement of the company’s ethics and compliance program,” said Jodie Fredericksen, J.D., Senior Compliance Counsel of Ethisphere. “Their team continues to innovate with program elements including development of a mobile app offering guidance on common legal, ethical, and compliance-related issues; and expansion of their Ethics Liaison program to now include certification.”
The Ethics Inside Certification involves a comprehensive review and evaluation of existing corporate governance systems and practices; ethics and compliance program and practices; corporate citizenship and responsibility initiatives; and leadership, reputation, and legal history. As part of the process, the company pursuing certification is benchmarked against best practices, established standards and Ethisphere’s data set highlighting the programs and practices of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, including industry peer companies. Ethisphere analysts also review supporting documentation and conduct interviews with key leaders across the organization.
At the conclusion of the review, the team determines if the aggregate maturity of the company’s practices meets or exceeds a level at which ethical behavior becomes the core expectation, fundamental compliance systems are in place, tone from the top is clear and the company’s actions bear unmistakable signs of good corporate citizenship.
Ethisphere® is the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices that fuel corporate character, marketplace trust, and business success. Ethisphere has deep expertise in measuring and defining core ethics standards using data-driven insights that help companies enhance corporate character. Ethisphere honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program, provides a community of industry experts with the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance (BELA), and showcases trends and best practices in ethics with Ethisphere Magazine. Ethisphere also helps to advance business performance through data-driven assessments, benchmarking, and guidance. More information about Ethisphere can be found at https://ethisphere.com. Follow us on Twitter @Ethisphere
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 in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 92,000 as of June 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.