More certifications in GLS environment and quality management

GLS van News 18/02/2013

Eight more GLS companies have now been certified to ISO standard 14001. Two companies have achieved ISO 9001 certification for the first time.

Sustainable parcel logistics across Europe: The majority of GLS companies are now certified to ISO environmental standard 14001. By the beginning of the year, eight more companies joined the five others that had already gained certification in 2011. DEKRA, the inspection company with world-wide operations, has confirmed that all these companies operate an effective and efficient environmental management system.

Certification commits GLS to continuous improvement of the processes to reduce resource consumption and emissions. The environmental management system helps the company to achieve the goals of its Think-Green sustainability initiative.

High quality service throughout Europe

GLS also systematically monitors and improves the quality of its services. The quality management system in almost all GLS companies now conforms to ISO 9001. GLS Spain and GLS B.V. (Holding) have achieved certification by DEKRA for the first time. They join the 15 other companies that gained an official seal of approval in previous years.

This year, GLS is preparing for ISO environmental management certification in five, for quality management certification in two countries. Then the integration of the national companies into the standard GLS management system will be completed.

Overview: GLS ISO certifications

 New certificatesExisting certificates
GLS Environmental Management System (to ISO 14001)Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Holding (GLS B.V.)Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands
GLS Quality Management System (to ISO 9001)Spain,
Holding (GLS B.V.)
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia

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