Certified quality and sustainability
GLS ensures, monitors and improves quality and sustainability with a Europe-wide quality and environmental management system.
The company is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 by DQS, one of the largest international issuers of management certification.
As such, GLS meets internationally recognised high standards.
GDP – certified transport of medication
GLS has been awarded GDP (Good Distribution Practice) compliance certification in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland and Luxembourg. GDP guidelines are mandatory for the wholesale of pharmaceuticals across the EU. In six countries, GLS therefore meets the stringent requirements for the safe, hygienic and product-appropriate transport of human medication. It is intended that other GLS companies obtain the certification.
Seal of approval for environmental and quality management
GLS operates in an environmentally friendly manner and puts sustainability projects into practice at all national subsidiaries. GLS has gained ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system in all European countries. This globally valid and recognised standard is one of the most important environmental management benchmarks for manufacturing companies and service providers alike.
Comprehensive quality assurance at GLS includes precisely defined work processes, quality guidelines with inspection routines, and regular audits. Quality indicators are managed on an ongoing basis.
EcoVadis is a sustainability ratings platform that uses standardised questionnaires and research to evaluate firms’ sustainability commitments. GLS obtained first-time certification at the request of a customer and was then able to achieve EcoVadis Silver during recertification in 2020.
CDP – Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project is a non-profit organisation that collects and publishes companies’ environmental data on the basis of standardised questionnaires. GLS takes part in the annual survey together with its parent company, Royal Mail.