JLL has become the first corporate occupier in the world to receive a WELL Portfolio Score from The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) by applying the WELL Building Standard to its own office portfolio.
The WELL Portfolio process has allowed JLL, a leading professional services firm that specialises in real estate and investment management, to benchmark its full range of workspaces and move its offices toward one global standard, ensuring its offices around the world meet the highest standards of sustainability and health and wellbeing.
The WELL Building Standard is the industry’s leading health-focused benchmark for buildings, helping businesses impact the well-being of their employees through sustainable, forward-thinking office design. And with health and wellbeing in the built environment being an increasing focus for developers and companies considering Covid-19, JLL’s WELL Portfolio Score is a significant metric that showcases that WELL features are applied across its workspaces.
Matthew Clifford, Global Product Owner, Energy and Sustainability Services at JLL, commented: “The wellbeing being of our people and our clients is of utmost importance. We have long been supportive of WELL as the industry benchmark for health standards in buildings. That’s why we undertook this project to enroll our portfolio last year. Along with Lendlease, we are leading the way as first occupier and first owner to achieve WELL Portfolio Scores at scale. More than ever, we need to ensure that our buildings and workplaces support the physical, psychological and social health of those who occupy them. Our WELL Portfolio Score is a further step in our commitment to improving our work environment and amenities for all our employees so they can experience a greater sense of happiness and wellness at work.”
Currently, the company has 194 properties in 18 countries with more than 23,000 people in the WELL Portfolio program, with their properties including three WELL Certified at the Platinum level.
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