Increase energy-efficiency measures in both new and existing buildings, switch to electric, low emission and alternative fuel vehicles, use renewable energy in offices, and buy renewable energy certificates when there is no direct supply
Commit to educating and influencing clients and suppliers to mainstream net zero carbon, influence policymakers and decisions, and drive action through industry engagement.
NZCB Commitment & The Climate Pledge: Accelerating Decarbonisation
JLL has committed to reduce absolute emissions across its value chain by 51% by 2030 (including 100% of Scope 1 and 2 emissions from JLL-occupied buildings), and by 95% by 2040.
The firm has a near-term target for its entire portfolio of 359 leased buildings in over 80 countries to be net-zero carbon in operation to meet its 2030 WorldGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. An integrated global team of experts from JLL Work Dynamics is delivering the firm’s roadmap to achieve this target and its wider workplace sustainability goals.
Site selection, fit-out, operations and maintenance criteria have been defined for new and existing JLL locations. They are aligned to LEED, BREEAM and WELL criteria to support our target for all JLL offices greater than 10,000 ft2 to obtain a sustainability certification by 2030. JLL is also purchasing renewable energy for offices globally using a variety of sourcing, including utility programs with an eventual goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030.
Meeting our climate goals will require a rapid shift in how the world uses and manages buildings. JLL is committed to using its voice to advocate for policies that will transition our building stock to net-zero, including a proposed electrification ordinance in Chicago, where JLL is globally headquartered. The firm will evaluate supporting similar policies under consideration in additional cities in order to drive action at the pace and scale required to mitigate climate change.
JLL’s sustainability commitments
JLL is the first real estate company to have its net zero target validated by the Science Based Targets initiative.
JLL is a signatory to the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (September 2020) and The Climate Pledge (May 2021).
In 2021, JLL worked with World Economic Forum and the Forum’s Real Estate CEO community to publish the Green Building Principles: The Action Plan for Net-Zero Carbon Buildings. The report provides a clear sequence of steps to deliver net-zero carbon buildings along with globally applicable guidance on implementation.
For more information: www.jll.com/sustainability