PETA Recognizes JLL for Ethical Treatment of Animals in Its Corporate Policy and Code of Ethics Sent to Chicago biz press and blogs.

For Immediate Release:
August 17, 2016

David Perle 202-483-7382

Chicago – Today, PETA recognizes JLL for adopting a corporate policy barring the exhibition and sale of animals at kiosks at JLL-operated facilities, as well as at the retail, office, and other properties it manages for clients.

The policy, which now appears in JLL’s Code of Ethics and Vendor Code of Conduct, generally prohibits the exhibition and use of animals, as well as the sale of animals by pop-ups and kiosks, at properties that the company uses for its own purposes and at those that it manages for clients. JLL manages 4 billion square feet of client-owned property in more than 80 countries.

Reflecting the company’s long-standing practice, the new policy guidelines make it clear that JLL will not engage in temporary leasing or promotional activities that involve animals, such as circuses and carnivals with animal acts, petting zoos, and other wild or exotic animal exhibitions, nor will it permit the sale of animals by temporary vendors.

“JLL’s policy is both compassionate and business savvy, because it’s right on trend with a public that’s opposed to exploiting animals for human amusement,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages everyone to stick to animal-free events and support companies that do the same.”

JLL offers commercial leasing, real estate brokerage, management, advisory, and financing services through more than 280 corporate offices worldwide, with an annual revenue of $6 billion. The company joins other progressive businesses—including General Growth Properties, Simon Property Group, and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., as well as many individual venues across the country—that do not participate in promotional activities involving animals.

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