Category Archives: Corporate Sustainability

Guiding the way to a sustainable future in supply chain

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JLL is committed to embedding sustainability into every part of its diverse global business. Leading the way is JLL’s Supply Chain Management & Procurement (SCMP) team, which is proactively demonstrating its commitment to Building a Better Tomorrow, JLL’s sustainability leadership program.

Leveraging sustainable-friendly programs through our supply chain offers JLL and our clients one of the biggest opportunities to make a positive impact in the world. Shahid Javed, JLL’s Global Chief Procurement Officer, recently joined more than 400 purchasing professionals from multiple countries at the Sustainable Procurement Leadership Council’s (SPLC) 2017 Summit in Denver to promote the sharing of best practices in sustainable procurement.

Shahid facilitated a lively panel session which included participation from Shaw Industries, JLL representing the DIRECTV Account, and EcoVadis. Together, the panel illustrated how building partnerships across supply chains can help all parties drive cost savings, meet sustainability objectives, and provide holistic value-adds above and beyond expectations.

This was demonstrated through a project which allowed DIRECTV to obtain Haze EcoWorx tiles that contain 44% recycled content and are 100% recyclable. … Read More

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Safety and sustainability: Protecting our most valuable resources

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At JLL, we are dedicated to environmental sustainability, knowing that the efforts we make to conserve resources and adopt sustainable principles add long-term value for our clients. But we also know that we cannot be a truly sustainable organization without ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our most valuable resource — our employees.

June is National Safety Month, and at JLL safety and sustainability are not two parallel concepts; they are core principles and values, highly compatible and tightly interwoven into the fabric of our culture — and they go hand-in-hand to create a foundation for how we do business.

Our safety ambitions are also a vital part of Building a Better Tomorrow, our sustainability leadership framework. By embedding safety into our broader sustainability practices we can ensure a positive impact for our people and our clients in our workplaces and our communities.

“When we think of traditional sustainability, we think about working to protect our earth and our environment,” said Bob Best, JLL’s Head of Energy Sustainability Services. “But we know that when you implement sustainable practices and programs — things like energy efficiency, maximizing natural daylight and improving indoor air quality — people become more productive.”

According to Best, sustainable workplaces can achieve much more than just green environments and improved productivity. Companies that care about the environment care about the health and safety of their employees, too.… Read More

The best intentions do not a plan make: turn corporate sustainability goals into action

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Companies across all industry sectors are committing to develop corporate sustainability plans. It’s no secret that a corporate sustainability plan can improve operational efficiency, reduce environmental impact, increase employee satisfaction, attract top talent and strengthen brand loyalty. It also can provide your company a competitive advantage by increasing its overall value, therefore attracting wealthy investors.

Once your company has committed to establishing a corporate sustainability plan and received engagement from the organization, the next critical step is to implement strategies that will help your company meet its sustainability goals. With the multitude of sustainable strategies and reporting standards available, it can be difficult to narrow the options, focus on the right metrics, and implement the best tactics.

But it may be easier than you think. What our Energy and Sustainability Services (ESS) team has found in helping clients turn their sustainability vision into a reality is that by initiating the following strategies, you’ll be well on your way to meeting your sustainability goals.… Read More