Jones Lang LaSalle named to 2008's "World's Most Ethical Companies"

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New Delhi, June 10 (ANI/Business Wire India): Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated today reported that it has been named to The Ethisphere Institute's second-annual World's Most Ethical Companies list.

Ethisphere, a think-tank dedicated to the research and promotion of profitable best practices in global governance, business ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility, announced the award at the Ethisphere and Forbes joint-conference, "Driving Profit through Ethical Leadership," held recently.

The list of World's Most Ethical companies will also be featured in the Q2 issue of Ethisphere Magazine.

"We are very proud of this award. It reflects the significant effort we make through our Ethics Everywhere(sm) Program to act with integrity in everything we do. Our clients, employees and shareholders expect and deserve nothing less," said Colin Dyer, Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle.

Researchers and analysts from The Ethisphere Institute reviewed several thousand companies in order to determine the finalists, which included a rigorous, multi-step evaluation process.

The 2008 World's Most Ethical Companies methodology committee is comprised of leading attorneys and government officials, professors and leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices.

Anuj Puri, Chairman and Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj said, "This recognition is timely for an emerging market and a category such as real estate, which is growing at a phenomenal pace. It reinforces the value we bring to our clients, employees and the community we live in."

"We applaud Jones Lang LaSalle, which is among the companies honored this year because they have developed impressive and meaningful ethical business practices, making them true standouts within their industries," said Alexander Brigham, executive director of Ethisphere Institute.

"They go well beyond legal minimums, opting instead to bring about innovative ideas that contribute to the public well being. By their actions, they are forcing their competitors to follow suit, or fall behind and truly embodying the notion that ethical business practices are more profitable," Alexander added.

The extensive research process included reviewing over 10,000 of the world's leading companies on six continents.

Ethisphere analysts reviewed codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluated investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looked at companies' activities to improve corporate citizenship; studied nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and worked with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.

The day-long conference, which featured Forbes editors and executives from world-renowned corporations, universities and ethics organizations, focused on ethical culture and leadership and highlighted companies' experiences and ethical challenges, provided advice on preparing for ethical dilemmas and gave viewpoints from an investor's perspective.

ANI

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