NEW DELHI – 18 October 2016 – Leading global real estate services firm JLL (NYSE:JLL) has been awarded the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability by India’s Corporate Institute of Directors. The award will be presented this evening at a special Golden Peacock Awards Nite at the Millennium Hotel London Mayfair in London.
The Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability recognizes companies’ commitment to a more sustainable world across a number of criteria, including corporate governance, economic, environmental and social performance. The award winners adhere to the Corporate Institute of Directors’ mission to lead sustainable business transformation through visionary and holistic awareness of boardroom strategies and practices, good governance, transparency and accountability.
The Golden Peacock award reflects JLL’s ongoing commitment to sustainability globally and to minimize the environmental impact of real estate, as well as enhancing the economic and social benefits of real estate development, according to Anuj Puri, Chairman and Country Head for JLL India.
“By providing sustainability services to our clients here in India and around the world through our network of sustainability professionals, we strive to embed sustainability principles across our advice and services, enabling our clients to achieve more holistic value over the long-term” said Puri. “We believe this award reinforces JLL’s brand and reputation as a global leader in sustainability and our ongoing commitment to being a good corporate citizen in and beyond our business.”
JLL’s early days of embedding sustainability into all aspects of the business via the firm’s Building a Better Tomorrow program globally is one of the primary factors contributing to its selection by the Golden Peacock judges.
The Golden Peacock Award is the most recent of many accolades bestowed upon the firm: JLL is the recipient of more than 22 awards globally for its achievements in environmental stewardship, ethics and corporate social responsibility and diversity, including Fortune Magazine’s 2015 “World’s Most Admired Companies; Ethisphere’s 2016 “World’s Most Admired Companies; Environmental Leaders’ 2015 Product and Projects “Top Product of the Year”; and Affinity Inc. Magazine’s 2016 “Top Corporations for LGBT Economic Empowerment” award. JLL joins such global companies as HSBC, India’s Tata Steel, General Motors and Doha Bank as recent recipients of the Golden Peacock Award for Sustainability.
During 2015, JLL authored more than 30 pieces of thought leadership content on sustainability issues, and engaged 55 global and local sustainability organizations, including the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, which recognized JLL’s important industry role in addressing climate change across the global real estate sector.