For us, parcel shipping means sustainable parcel shipping*

*Compensation of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from parcel shipping by investing into climate protection projects.
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GLS customers take responsibility for climate protection

GLS Germany Klima Protect emblem

Your Klima Protect emblem

With the Klima Protect emblem you can show that you as a GLS business customer value sustainable parcel shipping. You may use the emblem for your own communication.

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GLS Germany Klima Protect certificate

Your Compensation Certificate

As a business customer, you can annually receive a certificate which officially confirms your contribution to carbon compensation through climate protection projects. This way you can show your commitment to sustainable parcel shipping.

Simply download your certificate via our GLS customer portal. The manual shows you how it works.

Climate Protect: Sustainable shipping on two pillars

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Our GLS Klima Protect strategy is based on avoiding & reducing greenhouse gas emissions and compensating for remaining emissions. We are convinced that sustainable economic success can and must only be achieved in harmony with protecting the environment for future generations and respecting human rights.

Depots and infrastructure

We explicitly consider ecological and social aspects in all new buildings, replacements and extensions. For environmentally friendly equipment, we invest on a broad scale in modern, environmentally friendly techniques. The use of rainwater, photovoltaics, recyclable building materials, heat pumps as well as efficient lighting technology and thermally insulated buildings play an important role. In almost all of our locations we use green electricity.

Transitioning the vehicle fleet towards E-Mobility

We aim to gradually switch the entire fleet to zero-emission and low-emission vehicles – our transport partners’ fleet as well as our own company car fleet.

Moreover, we establish the necessary charging infrastructure in our depots for the continuous transition towards electric mobility.

Local micro-depots

In order to optimize transport processes in city logistics and to promote low emission delivery in city centers, we are setting up micro-depots. From here, low emission vehicles are being used for delivery tours. This saves transport routes, reduces noise and thus protects people and the environment.

Minimizing transport routes

To improve operating processes and transport routes, we count on state-of-the-art IT-assisted planning instruments. This is how we manage to systematically minimize our transport routes and thus to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainable city logistics

Through innovative and smart solutions and the use of e-vehicles, we are actively relieving the stress on urban infrastructures and at the same time are reducing emissions throughout the last mile. In this regard we play a special pioneering role and are permanently increasing the number of our e-vehicles.

Innovation on the road

GLS Germany launches first hydrogen truck in long-distance transport

As one of Germany's leading parcel services, we recently put our first hydrogen truck into regular operation. This underlines our own ambitions in terms of sustainability and innovation in long-distance transport.

 Parcel locker in Aachen in operation

GLS puts 20 parcel locker into operation in Aachen

The parcel locker are open to all providers and can also be used by other parcel delivery services. In addition, Aachen's retail trade is to make active use of the new stations and score points with its customers with this offer, even outside regular opening hours.

Sustainable depot in Iggensbach

GLS opens sustainable parcel center in Iggensbach

After almost eleven months, we have put our new parcel distribution center in Iggensbach near Passau into operation. The distribution center was not only built with efficiency in mind, but also sets sustainability standards with a focus on avoiding emissions.


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Klima Protect | Sustainable parcel shipping with GLS

Choose our GLS Klima Protect strategy to avoid & reduce greenhouse gas emissions when shipping parcels and invest in climate protection projects with us.

Our certifications

Transparent all round: we meet international standards and disclose environmental data. With the certifications of our environmental and quality management, our voluntary commitment in EcoVadis and the GPD certification, we demonstrate: We always want to get better.

Social responsibility

For us, sustainability also means assuming social responsibility. Here you can find out how we work for people and society.