Social, ecological and economic
GLS approaches sustainability in a holistic manner, taking into account the social, environmental and economic aspects of social responsibility. Its objective is to guarantee its customers an optimal quality logistical service and to provide its employees with a stable position within a solid company. The two go hand in hand for GLS.
This means that delivering high-quality logistics to our customers and guaranteeing employment for our employees go hand in hand. With its services, GLS contributes to mobility and the reliable delivery of goods, which form the backbone of the economy.
The Group also strives for sustainable economic success that goes hand in hand with protecting the environment for future generations.
Men of different ethnicities, cultures, religions and beliefs work at and for GLS. Esteem, respect and understanding in relations with employees and partners are among the Group's essential principles. The intense exchanges with transport partners providing the last mile on behalf of GLS, during the collection and delivery of parcel, are an integral part of the collaboration. The Group considers staff development to be an essential factor in the lasting success of the company and its employees. Management and employees are also committed to helping people in need. Across Europe, GLS subsidiaries support targeted initiatives in their social context, through direct sponsorship and free transport services.
GLS works hard to promote the next generation, ensuring that young people receive in-depth and practice-oriented training. The GLS Group also offers individual continuing training to its employees, and offers them opportunities to access management functions.
GLS makes use of national structures to encourage initiatives chosen in the specific context. GLS subsidiaries support numerous solidarity projects, as part of national and regional actions. GLS, for example, carries free parcels for charitable children's aid organizations, and sponsors foundations for the physically and mentally disabled. At the local level, the agencies financially support many nurseries, schools, hospitals, hospices and other non-profit organizations.
As the official logistics partner of the European Film Academy, the GLS Group has been providing transport services since 2012 linked to the awarding of this European Film Prize. GLS Austria supports the LET’S CEE Film Festival in Vienna. GLS Germany is a partner of the Deutsche Filmakademie for both the German Film Prize and the FIRST STEPS Young Talent Prize. GLS Belgium sponsors the Belgian national football team and combines this support with social commitment. Employees, partners and disadvantaged people are invited to each team match played at home. And in many countries, GLS agencies support local sports associations.