Sustainability - People and Environment in focus

As GLS, we are aware of our responsibility for people and the environment. We are convinced that sustainable economic success can and must only be achieved in harmony with the protection of the environment for future generations (E) and the protection of social and human rights (S). Compliance with applicable laws and adherence to our own ethical standards (G) are of the utmost importance to us, no matter where we do business as GLS.

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GLS Klima Protect

Use our sustainable parcel shipping to avoid & reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest with us in climate protection projects.

Sustainability Reports

We are reporting in detail on our current goals, activities and progress in economic, social, environmental and corporate matters.

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Social responsibility

We are taking responsibility – for our employees and partners, as well as for people who need support.


Transparency across the board – we meet internationally recognised standards and publish environmental data.

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.

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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.

UN Sustainable development goal 3: good health and well-being
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.

UN Sustainable development goal 8: decent work and economic growth
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.

UN Sustainable development goal 10: reduced inequalities
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.

UN Sustainable development goal 11: sustainable cities and communities
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.

UN Sustainable development goal 13: climate action
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.

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Sustainable shipping with GLS

With GLS, you ship your parcels sustainably through a balanced carbon footprint by compensation of greenhouse gas emissions through climate protection projects.

Our partners

Our transport partners, ParcelShop partners and suppliers form an important part of the reliable performance that GLS customers in Germany benefit from.

GLS as an employer

Find your new job with one of Germany’s leading parcel service providers. Exiting tasks, attractive additional benefits and a long-term perspective await you here.