Fair competition, integrity and responsibility.

Being an international parcel service provider, the GLS Group stands for these principles and aligns all of its business relationships accordingly.


Code of Business Standards

We have laid down the fundamental values and standards of conduct for our company. The code is binding for all employees and the basis of all business decisions. You can see our Code of Business Standards here:


Supplier Code of Conduct

For us defined standards of conduct count at every level. Accordingly, we expect our suppliers to adhere to the Supplier Code of Conduct, to implement it with appropriate measures and integrate it into their business processes. You can find the code of conduct here:


Environmental standard of the GLS Group

The GLS Group offers a reliable and high-quality parcel service. To ensure this, conserving resources and reducing our emissions are of central importance.

With our KlimaProtect strategy, we focus on the avoidance and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and compensate all unavoided upstream and downstream greenhouse gas emissions that arise from parcel transport by investing in certified climate protection projects in collaboration with ClimatePartner.


German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG)

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) came into force on the first of January 2023. As a subsidiary of GLS Germany, we accept your reports of human rights and environmental risks or violations in the supply chain through our ombudsman system.

Excerpt from our Code of Business Standards

Respect human rights

Human rights

GLS supports and respects international human rights.


GLS respects diversity in terms of race, gender, religion, age and sexual orientation.

No forced labour

GLS has a zero tolerance policy regarding forced labour and child labour.

No corruption

GLS has a zero tolerance policy regarding corruption.

Freedom of association

GLS respects the freedom of assembly and the right to collective bargaining.

Our Ombudsman Dr. Buchert

The GLS Group has established a whistleblower/ombudsman system to enable employees, business partners and third parties to confidentially report information on criminal offences and similarly serious offences.


Our ombudsman is available as a contact person for all employees, business partners and third parties.


Dr. Buchert is not responsible for complaints that do not concern criminal offences or similarly serious offences. However, in cases of doubt, he advises whistleblowers on how to proceed.


Of course, you still have the option of contacting the respective superior or known GLS contact persons directly.


The obligation for attorney-client confidentiality and the right to refuse to testify ensure that the identity of the whistleblower is not disclosed. Information the ombudsperson receive will only be forwarded to the company with express permission.

Dr. Rainer Buchert, lawyer
Dr. Rainer Buchert, lawyer