March 8th, 2018, 2018, Dubai (UAE): JLL, the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has joined global business leaders in further driving gender equality by signing the UN’s Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
As one of the ‘world’s most ethical companies,’ JLL has been a long standing advocate of driving actions that promote gender equality amongst other corporate and social responsibilities. Supporting the UN’s principles further demonstrates JLL’s commitment to ‘Building a Better Tomorrow,’ the firm’s global program that includes numerous long term initiatives to empower women in the workplace, the marketplace and wider community.
“We are proud to have signed an agreement that embodies corporate and social principles that are so in keeping with JLL’s core values of building a better tomorrow. We believe that diversity and gender equality in the workplace are key for individuals and corporates to achieve their long term sustainable goals,” said Thierry Delvaux, CEO of JLL’s operations in the Middle East and Africa..
JLL recently released a sustainability report for the MENA region which highlighted tangible ways the firm and its dedicated MENA Sustainability Services Team is delivering positive social, financial and environmental results, for clients, its employees, workplaces and communities. Regional goals in 2018 include at least 35% women in the workforce and at least 20% of Associate Directors and above to be women.
“As part of our firm’s 2020 sustainability goals we are constantly looking for ways to create and retain a work culture that values diversity, recognises and rewards talent, develops skills for tomorrow’s challenges and fosters good health and well-being. We are fully committed to supporting the UN’s 2030 goals and aspirations by embracing the best corporate practices outlined by the WEPs,” Delvaux continued.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. A Fortune 500 company, JLL helps real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. In 2017, JLL had revenue of $7.9 billion and fee revenue of $6.7 billion; managed 4.6 billion square feet, or 423 million square meters; and completed investment sales, acquisitions and finance transactions of approximately $170 billion.
At the end of 2017, JLL had nearly 300 corporate offices, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of 82,000. As of December 31, 2017, LaSalle had $58.1 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
About JLL MEA
Across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) JLL is a leading player in the real estate and hospitality services markets. The firm has worked in 35 countries across the region and employs over 600 internationally qualified professionals across its offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar, Cairo, Casablanca, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi. www.jll-mena.com; www.jllvantagepoint.com