We have a holistic approach to sustainability
People and the environment we all live in build the focus of our responsibility. We take this responsibility towards employees, the society and the environment very seriously. Therefore, we actively engage in fairness, education and a minimal impact on the environment.
By achieving these goals, we also contribute to the mobility and reliable availability of goods, which, in turn, constitute the backbone of the economy. Our goal is to attain sustainable commercial success whilst protecting the environment for future generations.
We support the Sustainable Development Goals
At its 2015 General Assembly, the United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are designed to ensure sustainable development encompassing economic, social and environmental aspects.
169 individual targets form a framework to guide the actions of nation states, enterprises and individuals. With our sustainability measures, we are also contributing to the SDG goals in the GLS Group.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Health and well-being of our employees are out top priorities, which we ensure through an Occupational Health & Safety programme and a variety of local activities. We also locally support organisations in the health sector.
Supporting sustainable economic growth through decent work for all
In line with our commitment to our employees, we provide training and professional development opportunities, ensure adequate health and social security, and respect cultural diversity to promote a productive employment. We evaluate our employees on the basis of their qualifications nd performance, independent of any personal characteristics such as origin, culture, religion, age and sexual identity.
Ensuring equal opportunities and reducing inequalities
We aim to provide equal opportunities to all employees and promote practices that eliminate any discriminatory behaviour. We also support regional initiatives like free parcel delivery for charities and social organisations. GLS is also committed to a variety of external projects and institutions that we support in the countries.
Enhancing local quality of life in cities through safe and sustainable delivery
Together with out transport parters, we introduce zero and low emission vehicles and continuously explore new opportunities for environmentally friendly transport.
Reducing the environmental impact of our entire operations
Under the banner of our Climate Protect initiative, we promote the responsible handling of resources. We seek to reduce emissions together with our transport partners through changing to zero- and low-emission vehicles while also working on solutions to reduce energy consumption from buildings and offices. We have set clear emission reduction ambitions along all three scopes and implement measures and policies accordingly.
Welcome to the GLS Environmental Conference
Sustainability is a central topic in all GLS national companies.
Recently, sustainability specialists from all over Europe met in the EuropeanEcoHub in Essen for the GLS Group's 4th Environmental Conference to discuss trends in sustainable parcel logistics and share their ideas with each other.
Have a look into it!