Jones Lang LaSalle's 2011 CSR Report: A commitment to create sustainable value for clients, employees and communities
Our 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report documents our achievements and challenges, covering the most material CSR issues to our business. The Report demonstrates how we are making a difference for our clients, connecting our employees around the globe and bringing value to our shareholders.
The 2011 Report is focused around five strategic CSR issues:
- Energy and climate
- Client service excellence
- Green buildings
- Community commitment
- Workplace, wellbeing and diversity
Colin Dyer, President and CEO, states in his opening message: "We are helping our clients and ourselves realize the value of corporate responsibility. Whether that involves providing sustainability-related advice to clients through many of our services, or leveraging connections within our own Firm to integrate our internal CSR efforts, sustainability is not just aligned, but increasingly embedded, in everything we do."
Highlights from the past year include:
- Documented $105 million in energy savings and reduced 587,000 metric tons of CO2e in the Firm's U.S. managed portfolio, the equivalent to removing over 115,000 passenger vehicles annually from the road;
- Achieved the world's highest LEED® Platinum score for a Commercial Interiors project in our Hong Kong corporate office;
- Helped clients avert an estimated 1.22 million metric tons of CO2e per year since 2007, resulting from installed or operational renewables;
- Partnered with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to enhance and promote its 'CDP Cities' climate change reporting program, which has grown to encompass 73 cities worldwide;
- Maintained corporate and employee charitable programs that raised more than $4.3 million and contributed 2,200 volunteering days at local community projects;
- LaSalle Investment Management, the investment advisory arm of Jones Lang LaSalle, committed to double the number of its properties that contribute data to Greenprint Foundation, a worldwide alliance of real estate industry stakeholders committed to reducing carbon emissions across the global property industry; and
- Increased year-on-year employee participation in voluntary sustainability training by 119%, while also achieving 1,075 accredited energy and sustainability professionals by the end of 2011.
Jones Lang LaSalle's 2011 CSR Report is based on Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards to a self-declared Level C. Additional information is available from Jones Lang LaSalle's CSR website.
Global Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Lauralee Martin, discusses our CSR commitment.