ThinkSocial – social responsibility

For people of today and tomorrow


People of different ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief work at GLS and for GLS. Appreciation, respect and understanding in the interaction with employees and partners are some of the most important principles of the Group.

An intensive exchange with all transport partners, who serve the pickup and delivery of parcels for GLS, is an integral part of the cooperation.

Staff development is a fundamental key to ensuring long-term success for the company and its employees.

Furthermore, it is very important for the management and staff to support people in need of help. GLS companies throughout Europe promote selected initiatives within their social environment.

Corporate Volunteering

GLS Germany is organizing a volunteer day at each site in Germany during which employees support social projects. Activities include, for example, cleaning-up campaigns and assistance with the expansion or renovation of playgrounds, kindergartens and sports facilities. There are also joint activities with charities. All activities are based on suggestions directly made by the employees. If required and feasible, GLS releases the employees from work to take part in the activities, and provides logistical support.

The projects

Social activities

GLS uses its country-specific structures to promote selected initiatives in the respective areas. The GLS subsidiaries support various charity projects through national and regional activities.

Examples include but are not limited to free parcel transportation for charities, and sponsorships of foundations for people with mental or physical disabilities. On a local level, many GLS depots support kindergartens, schools, hospitals, hospices and other non-profit organizations financially.

Social projects

Training and professional development

GLS is committed to the training and development of next generation employees with a substantial and practice-oriented vocational training. For existing employees, the GLS Group offers individual professional development opportunities and leadership openings.

In Germany for example, GLS offers vocational training in the courier, express and parcel segment. GLS also trains office administrators, IT technicians, office communication staff and system integration technicians. Dual degree program for logistics management and business informatics are run in cooperation with technical universities. An internal business administration program complements the training offer.

Sports and culture sponsoring

GLS also makes an active contribution to society in the areas of sport and culture. Selected projects are supported both financially and logistically - the focus: top-class sport and film.

More about GLS supports:

Culture & Films Sports & Society