JLL has been appointed by Standard Chartered Bank to create real estate solutions to support its workplace and workforce evolution and net zero carbon goals.
Under a five-year agreement, JLL will deliver FM, project management, security and health and safety services across the bank’s workplace and facilities portfolios in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The contract starts this month across 263 sites in 38 global markets.
The agreement will play a key role in redesigning the bank’s workspaces to provide a better workplace experience for employees. JLL will also help the bank to deliver its commitment to net zero carbon operations across its property portfolio by cutting energy use, increasing efficiency, and switching to green energy sources. The firm will also guarantee that the bank’s workplace and facilities supply chain is diverse and sustainable by forming links with local businesses run by women.
Mark Caskey, CEO, Work Dynamics, EMEA, JLL said: “Organisations have a chance to reimagine workplace culture and reinvent themselves with the workforce experience front of mind. And as global businesses race to decarbonise, at JLL we are turning climate talk into action by helping our clients. We are delighted to work with Standard Chartered Bank to help them achieve their workplace and workforce transformation and net zero carbon ambitions.”
Denis McGowan, global head of property at Standard Chartered Bank, said: “A sustainable real estate portfolio and operations and attracting and retaining top talent by creating workplaces that prioritise wellbeing and better experience for our colleagues are key priorities for us going forward.”