Los Angeles, March 20, 2014 – CBRE Group, Inc. today announced it has been named to the Companies That Care Honor Roll for the seventh consecutive year. Employers on the 2014 Honor Roll have demonstrated socially responsible workplace practices and active community involvement, as determined by Center for Companies That Care, a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees, families and communities. CBRE is the only commercial real estate services firm on the list.
“These employers are best in class,” said Marci Koblenz, Center for Companies That Care’s co-founder and president. “Their daily practices within their organizations and in the community affirm business as a valuable contributor to society. A Company That Cares is attuned to all of its constituents, making business decisions that take into account the human toll and help others achieve professional as well as personal goals. Without a doubt these organizations are companies that care.”
Honor Roll employers are selected for their adherence to all 10 characteristics of socially responsible employers. CBRE, like the other companies named to the list, excels in the 10 characteristics inherent to a “Company That Cares,” which include: sustaining a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees; developing great leaders, at all levels; establishing standards for ethical behavior and integrity; and getting involved in community endeavors and/or public policy.
“The Honor Roll designation affirms our commitment to providing an inclusive and caring workplace for our employees,” said Jennifer Ashley, Senior Vice President, Americas HR. “We aspire to continue building upon the programs and policies that have earned us this distinction for seven years in a row.”
Each March, the Honor Roll is announced in conjunction with the launch of CAREDAYS, an annual month-long, national initiative to address a significant societal issue. CAREDAYS14: Terrific Tales supports childhood literacy by increasing children’s easy access to engaging books. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to either donate books or raise funds to purchase books for 1000 under-resources classrooms. Any donation resulting in children reading fluently by third grade will change lives and those of future generations.
About Center for Companies That Care
Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees, families and communities by encouraging employers to integrate the 10 Characteristics of Socially Responsible Employers into their daily business practices. For more about Center for Companies That Care, the Honor Roll, CAREDAYS14: Terrific Tales, or any of the not-for-profit’s initiatives, visit www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.661.1010.
About CBRE Group, Inc.
CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2013 revenue). The Company has approximately 44,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through approximately 350 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.