JLL | Supporting the industry to make change
JLL are proving that global companies can drive vital changes in their industry, helping to mitigate industry carbon emissions.
JLL is a global property consultancy that specialises in property services and investment management. With headquarters in Chicago, they consist of 93,000 people and have offices in 80 countries, they are the second largest public brokerage firm in the world.
But aside from being gargantuan, they are a company that recognises the importance of sustainability, and see the direct link between our environmental, social and governance performance and the long-term health and success of people, business and communities. As a result, they are putting into action their sustainability strategy, called ‘Building a Better Tomorrow’ and this is what we, at ActionNetZero, are excited about!
JLL set ambitious science-based targets to reduce their carbon emissions and have just announced the approval of those targets as aligned to the 1.5ºC aim of the Paris Climate Agreement. As a result, their carbon emissions will be cut by almost 70% across their workspaces and operations, and they will also work to drive down the emissions of their clients by offering achievable solutions that support their sustainability goals.
JLL’s strategy ‘Building a Better Tomorrow’, consists of four pillars:
In order to achieve their ambitions, they are going to embed sustainability into everything they do through these pillars. They are also placing increased importance on health, safety and security, responsible supply chain, energy and resource use, enhancing client sustainability through their services, climate risk, and waste and circularity
JLL UK made a big leap towards change in the built environment industry by committing to the World Green Building Council’s (WGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings commitment. They will achieve zero carbon for their UK workplaces by 2030 and will use this to influence others in the adoption of net zero carbon buildings.
“With more than 2.5 billion people moving into cities over the next 30 years, we have a responsibility to help ensure the built environment evolves and adapts in a sustainable way.” JLL