GLS has rolled out a group-wide programme to systematically identify compliance risks and prevent them in a structural manner.

The programme is designed to protect the GLS Group and its employees while preserving our positive relationships based on trust with our business partners.

We focus on the following key points:

  • Competition law
  • Fighting corruption
  • Compliance with economic sanctions
  • Combatting money laundering
  • Combatting forced labour, slavery and trafficking

The foundation of the compliance system is a comprehensive training programme for our employees, because compliance begins there.

National Compliance Officers, the Group Compliance Department and the Internal Audit Department are the three key entities of the three-tier compliance system that has been put in place.

The compliance system adopts an identical structure in all GLS Group subsidiaries, integrating national differences where necessary.

ESG Report 2022
Code of Business Standards
Supplier Code of Conduct
Environmental standards - GLS Group
Modern Slavery Act

Whistleblowing / Ombudsman system

We have implemented a whistleblowing/ombudsman system to ensure that employees, business partners and third parties can report any concerns they have about criminal acts and similar serious offences.

Attorney Dr Rainer Buchert
Kaiserstraße 22
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Contact form

Tel: +49 69 710 33 330 or +49 6105 92 1355
Fax: +49 69 710 34 444

Dr. Buchert will not consider complaints which are not of a criminal or similar serious nature. When in doubt, he will advise on how to proceed.

All complaints are confidential. Dr Buchert is required by his statutory lawyers’ confidentiality obligations not to disclose the identity of callers without their explicit consent to do otherwise. He also has the right to refuse to give evidence (including the identity of whistleblowers) if requested by a court of law. Complaints to the ombudsman will only be passed on to GLS once the consent of the complainant has been received.