Investment in increased sustainability

GLS is implementing sustainability measures across all parts of the company.
Economic and environmental concerns often go hand in hand.
However, climate protection initiatives also often require significant investment and additional workload.

eCrafter from VW

Electric vehicles

Three electric vans are required to take the place of two conventional delivery vehicles. This is because the electric vans that are currently available have a lower load capacity and range. In the case of e-bikes, these two values are also considerably lower.

The higher number of vehicles also means that more delivery drivers are needed on the road.
In terms of purchasing price, electric vans are almost twice as expensive as comparable diesel vehicles.

Charging station

Depots and infrastructure

The necessary charging infrastructure for the electric vehicles needs to be established in the depots, which involves considerable costs.
The energy required for charging will be acquired from renewable sources in the future, so the electric vehicles will then be truly sustainable in their operation.

Investment is also required for the environmentally friendly furnishing of new depot buildings and refurbishments. This includes rainwater utilisation systems and energy-saving LED lighting systems at GLS.

GLS delivery driver in front of city depot in Dusseldof

Local micro depots

Investment is also required in order to set up micro depots. Even small spaces or properties in suitable areas often involve high rental costs.

Sustainability Reports

GLS provides information on its internal eco-balance and on its social commitment across Europe.

Parcel delivery

Suitable products for reliable parcel delivery with short standard delivery times – nationally and internationally.

ThinkGreen

GLS is committed to environmental protection. This includes responsible handling of resources and the reduction of emissions.