What’s the connection between sustainability and safety?

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Did you know that June is National Safety Month? To bring attention and awareness to the importance of safety – at work, at home, in transit and beyond – JLL is holding Global Safety Week from June 20th-24th. Below, JLL’s Bob Best discusses the important – and often unseen – connection between sustainability and safety. 

There’s no question that safety is a crucial part of our everyday lives – whether we’re at the office, at home with our families, or even on vacation. But have you considered the role that safety should play in your sustainability strategy?

The answer may be simpler than you think. How about this? Safety equals sustainability.

Safety sustainability strategyAfter all, isn’t that what sustainability is all about … preservation and protection?

Sure, our traditional view of sustainability includes initiatives and activities that preserve and protect the planet. But, let’s go a step further: isn’t it really to preserve and protect the people on the planet?

Guess what? That’s what safety is all about, too – and safety should be a critical part of your organization’s sustainability strategy.

As we observe Global Safety Week here at JLL (and National Safety Month more broadly), it’s important to remember that safety – and sustainability – start with each one of us.


Bob-Best-85wBob Best is Executive VP for Technical Services with JLL, where he has worked in energy and sustainability, property management, new business development, marketing and a myriad of other areas since 1986. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Green Globes Professional, and co-author of The Green + Productive Workplace: The Office of the Future… Today. For Bob’s full bio, please click here

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