Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the world’s leading real estate services company, has been named one of 2011’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute.

This is the fourth consecutive year that JLL has been recognised by Ethisphere, an organisation dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of the best practices in corporate social responsibility, anti-corruption, business ethics and sustainability.

“Our people take great pride in this honour,” said Colin Dyer, CEO of JLL. “They know that our commitment to integrity is critical to our clients, for whom the confidence that they can trust their advisors has become paramount.”

“Our Board of Directors and Global Executive Committee applaud the efforts of our worldwide team of Ethics Officers and the dedication of all of our colleagues, who make our culture the best in the real estate business.”

Ethisphere came up with the 2011 list, which features 110 companies in 38 industries and includes 43 firms located outside the United States, by reviewing thousands of companies and evaluating a record number of applications.

The organisation’s proprietary method consists of reviewing codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories, evaluating the investment in innovation and sustainable business practices, considering activities designed to improve corporate citizenship and studying nominations from senior executives, suppliers, customers and industry peers.

“As companies strive to maintain a competitive advantage, good ethics translate into better business, and better business means better bottom lines,” said Alex Brigham, Executive Director of the Ethisphere Institute.

“Ethical companies recognize the important role that principled practices play in brand reputation, which ultimately is the most valuable asset for a corporation.”

“Ethisphere congratulates Jones Lang LaSalle on being one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011.”