Recognising companies for their ability to create an exceptional workplace experience.

Recognising companies for their ability to create an exceptional workplace experience.

Leesman+ certification

Awarded to just a fraction of the buildings we’ve measured, our independent validation of an outstanding employee workplace experience has become a globally recognised certification that companies strive to achieve, providing a clear and achievable stretch target for all projects.

These top-tier workplaces are considered after achieving a Lmi of 70 or above, providing a precedent to organisations around the globe – Leesman+ certified buildings have allowed us to provide valuable insights into where their features, services and infrastructures are surpassing the majority by collecting them as an elevated benchmark. This information is made available in the annual Leesman+ research report.

*All Leesman+ buildings must meet strict strict response rate criteria

Leesman+ certification table 2019

In 2019, 22 organisations across 32 individual workplaces received Leesman+ certification. No single sector, country or building type dominates the 2019 Leesman+ certification table, proving that there isn’t one single strategy or workplace ingredient guaranteed to deliver high performance. See the table below to find out more about the latest batch of Leesman+ buildings.

Organisation Sector Location Lmi Type
1   BHP Mining & Metals Philippines 89.6*
2   Honeywell Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing China 84.8
3   Rapid7 Computer & Network Security United States 84.0
4   Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) Banking Australia 81.9
5   Edge Technologies Commercial Real Estate Netherlands 81.7
6   Goldman Sachs Financial Services India 81.6
7   Rapid7 Computer & Network Security United States 81.5
8   Danske Bank Banking Lithuania 79.8
9   Perkins+Will Architecture & Planning Canada 79.7
10  Goldman Sachs Financial Services China 79.0
11  Hixson Architecture & Planning United States 78.4
12  Arup Design Australia 78.3
13  Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Management Consulting United States 78.2
14  Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals China 77.0
15  BHP Mining & Metals Malaysia 76.8
16  BNP Paribas Real Estate Real Estate United Kingdom 76.3
16  Grupo Construcia Construction Spain 76.3
18  Red Energy Utilities Australia 75.6
19  Danske Bank Banking Lithuania 75.1
20  Honeywell Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing Malaysia 74.5
21  Lendlease Construction Australia 74.1
22  Woodside Energy Oil & Energy Australia 73.2
23  ICA Retail Sweden 72.9
24  Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals Czech Republic 72.7
25  Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals Philippines 72.3
26  Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals South Korea 72.1
27  Goldman Sachs Financial Services United Kingdom 71.7
28   Wärtsilä Maritime Finland 71.6
29  Philip Morris International Tobacco South Africa 71.4
30  Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals Italy 70.7
31  Ford Automotive India 70.1
31  Jordbruksverket Government Administration Sweden 70.1
Average Lmi across all Leesman+
certified workplaces to date
74.6

*Highest performing Leesman+ certified workplace to date.   Data reported at 31.12.2019.
 Post-occupancy        Other

What makes a Leesman+ workplace special?

Since 2010, Leesman has remained single-minded in its mission to better understand why some workplaces deliver while others fall short. Our latest research report takes a closer look at the 32 workplaces that received Leesman+ certification in 2019, and provides valuable insight into what made them stand out from the rest.

Download report

Why be on the list in 2020?

The benefits speak for themselves: Leesman+ workplaces consistently record exceptional employee pride, productivity and sense of community agreement figures. Employees across all departments generally feel supported in both their individual and collaborative activities, thanks to a workplace that superbly understands the working needs of those it accommodates and proactively shapes the way people work.

Leesman+ performance

Productivity
Leesman average 63.6%
Leesman+ 78.2%
Highest Leesman+ 2019 score 97.9%
Pride
Leesman average 54.6%
Leesman+ 82.1%
Highest Leesman+ 2019 score 98.8%
Sense of community
Leesman average 60.4%
Leesman+ 74.5%
Highest Leesman+ 2019 score 96.9%

Data as at 30.09.2020

Leesman+ events

In the first quarter of the year Leesman hosts a series of events around the globe. Focusing on our research – published on the buildings that achieved the coveted Leesman+ certification the year prior – ‘The World’s Best Workplaces’ series has become a staple of Leesman’s annual events calendar. Throughout each event series, we share with a number of different audiences the insights that distinguish between the top performing offices and the global average, while also facilitating an interactive environment for industry experts to engage with, debate and probe the themes and findings presented.

Events calendar

Leesman+ case studies

  • Rapid7 | October 2020
    Workplace brief:
    Rapid7
    Rapid7 strive for non-corporate
    environments in their fast-paced
    sector, but the data told them
    designated desks.
  • workplace, flexibility, workplace strategy
    Wärtsilä | January 2020
    Workplace brief: Wärtsilä
    Wärtsilä shows how research can guide workplace design and then prove the success of the solution.
  • Edge | October 2019
    EDGE Olympic
    EDGE technologies innovative new headquarters in The Netherlands has designed a workplace of unprecedented capabilities.

Rapid7 | October 2020

Workplace brief: Rapid7

Rapid7 strive for non-corporate environments in their fast-paced sector, but the data told them designated desks.
Read more

workplace, flexibility, workplace strategy

Wärtsilä | January 2020

Workplace brief: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä shows how research can guide workplace design and then prove the success of the solution.
Read more

Edge | October 2019

EDGE Olympic

EDGE technologies innovative new headquarters in The Netherlands has designed a workplace of unprecedented capabilities.
Read more