CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- JLL (NYSE: JLL) earned a perfect score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. The index is administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
"We're proud to be an organization where people of all backgrounds and experiences are empowered to achieve their ambitions," said Mary Bilbrey, Chief Human Resources Officer, Americas. "A diverse workforce is a business imperative, and it provides us with a wider variety of skills and expertise so we are better equipped to serve our clients."
The 2018 CEI rated 947 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBTQ-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive healthcare benefits, competency programs and public engagement with the LGBTQ community. JLL's efforts in satisfying all of the CEI's criteria result in the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.
"Being my true self at work enables me to thrive both personally and professionally," said Erik Westerlund, national leader of JLL's employee resource group, Building Pride. "I'm proud to work for a firm that supports and empowers all of its employees, and our CEI score is evidence of that approach."
Clients and third-party organizations continue to recognize JLL for its ethics, corporate citizenship and commitment to being an employer of choice. JLL has been honored with the following U.S. and global awards:
- A "World's Most Ethical Company" by Ethisphere (10th consecutive year)
- LinkedIn Top Companies 2017
- Fortune World's Most Admired Companies 2017
- Working Mother 100 Best Companies 2017
- National Association for Female Executives – 2017 Top 60 Companies for Executive Women
- CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens (third consecutive year)
- Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (second consecutive year)
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2016, JLL had revenue of $6.8 billion and fee revenue of $5.8 billion and, on behalf of clients, managed 4.4 billion square feet, or 409 million square meters, and completed sales acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $145 billion. At the end of the third quarter of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of over 80,000. As of September 30, 2017, LaSalle Investment Management had $59.0 billion of real estate under asset management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit ir.jll.com.
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