Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE: JLL) has been named to The Ethisphere Institute's World's Most Ethical Companies list for 2009. The list recognizes 99 companies from around the world in 35 different industries for their commitment to ethical business practices. Jones Lang LaSalle has been named to the list for the second year in a row and is the only firm from the real estate industry to be included.
"We stand for uncompromising integrity at Jones Lang LaSalle," said Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle. "Clients hire us for our expertise and ability to execute, but also because they trust us. In uncertain times, the confidence that clients and prospects place in us is one of our greatest competitive advantages, helping us protect existing relationships and attract new business. We are very proud to have been named to the Ethisphere list."
Ethisphere is a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption and sustainability.
"Operating as an ethical leader requires a significant commitment from companies that goes beyond lip service and demands real action and change," said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the Ethisphere Institute. "After a rigorous and competitive selection process, the companies on this year's list have demonstrated an understanding that ethical practices are not only necessary, but can support a stronger and more solid business overall. We commend them for their admirable contributions to their respective industries and look forward to their continued leadership in the years to come."
To create the list, researchers and analysts reviewed over 10,000 companies' codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; activities designed to improve corporate citizenship; nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and feedback from consumer action groups. Information was both provided by the companies through questionnaires and collected during additional independent research.
The 2009 World's Most Ethical Companies advisory panel included Ethisphere editors and researchers, as well as attorneys, government officials, professors and other leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices.