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April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL), the global professional services firm specializing in real estate and investment management, has received three honors this year reflecting worldwide recognition of the firm's integrity and sustainability. For the sixth year in a row,
Jones Lang LaSalle has been named one of the "
World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, a respected international organization that promotes best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmentalism and anti-corruption. The firm was also named one of "
America's Most Trustworthy Companies" by
Forbes and one of the "
100 Best Corporate Citizens" by
Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine.
"We are very proud to be one of an elite group of companies that have been named one of the 'World's Most Ethical Companies' for six years in a row. This award reflects the trust our people earn every day from our clients and business partners," said
Jones Lang LaSalle's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in all our activities – from capital markets transactions to outsourcing services and consulting – and demonstrating the respect we have for our clients, investors, employees and the communities in which we operate."
"It is an extraordinary honor to have received three important integrity awards," added
Mark J. Ohringer,
Jones Lang LaSalle's General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer. "Our 250-year history shows that acting responsibly and transparently is the foundation for creating a sustainable enterprise. We are grateful for the work of our global team of Ethics Officers, who focus on embedding ethical principles in our business practices, and we congratulate all of our people, whose integrity in their daily interactions on behalf of the firm makes these awards possible."
To create its 2013 list, Ethisphere received "World's Most Ethical" nominations from companies in more than 100 countries and 36 industries. To determine the most ethical, the Institute conducted in-depth research and a multi-step analysis, which included thorough reviews of codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories, investments in innovation and sustainable business practices, corporate citizenship and corporate social responsibility programs, and research on company leadership, workforces, clients and customers.