We are in business to create and deliver real value for clients, shareholders and our own people in a complex world that is constantly changing. Jones Lang LaSalle is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management. Our more than 58,000 people in over 230 offices in 80 countries serve the local, regional and global real estate needs of those clients, growing our company in the process. In response to changing client expectations and market conditions, we assemble teams of experts who deliver integrated services built on market insight and foresight, sound research and relevant market knowledge. We attract, develop and reward the best, and most diverse, people in our industry, challenging them to develop enduring client relationships built on quality service, collaboration and trust.
The information in this manual pertains to Jones Lang LaSalle (Pty) Ltd, Registration Number 1995/000505/07.
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Black Economic Empowerment (BEE)
Our corporate philosophy takes cognisance of the fact that both the company and its employees are part of a greater community. We aim to blur the distinct lines normally drawn between work and community life and strive for an environment in which our activities reflect our contributions to the greater experience of life in South Africa. Since the founding of our legacy firm Bradford McCormack in 1990, well before any BEE criteria were prescribed, the company has been an equal opportunity employer. Our corporate culture encourages the personal and professional development of individuals. Indeed, there are a number of previously disadvantaged individuals who gained entry to the property arena through opportunities created at Bradford McCormack, who were mentored by the company and who now hold senior positions within the industry.
Our small highly skilled team, shares its skills and market knowledge openly through internships and practical property courses which the company holds periodically. These activities are held free of charge with our objective being to inspire and equip individuals to commence on the road to a career within the industry, whilst simultaneously developing our network for the future. Our doors are continually open to mentor and advise individuals on careers within the industry.
Our formal and independently audited BEE strategy focuses on all seven pillars of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice which are Ownership, Management Control, Employment Equity, Socio-Economic Development, Skills Development, Preferential Procurement and Enterprise Development both internally and within the greater South African community. The team regularly gives of its time and resources to assist in trying to improve the lives of those less advantaged with an emphasis upon giving hope for a sustainable, brighter future. Our activities have assisted in developing viable businesses, in providing better living conditions, sustainable feeding schemes and support of formal educational opportunities. Within the company, we have assisted in developing individual talents and aspirations. There are numerous examples of our positive influence on the lives of our employees, including one where an individual who commenced her employ with us as a junior telephone operator, is now a CA.