Sustainability at GLS

One day, we want to be the parcel distributor that connects people without emitting CO2. We have a goal to deliver your zero-emission parcels by 2045. That's why by 2035, we will only purchase zero- and low-emission vehicles. We have already committed to powering our locations with 100% green electricity and introduced local measures to reduce our energy consumption.

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The Road to a Sustainable GLS

We are aware that we have an impact on the environment around us. This requires everyone in the GLS Group to work together for a greener GLS. This has created Climate Protect, which is the commitment of all GLS countries to reduce our environmental impact through CO2 reduction.

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Climate Compensation

When you send your parcel with GLS Denmark, we compensate for the CO2e emissions associated with the transportation of your parcel. Further, our compensation also includes emissions stemming from our buildings and business travel.

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Our Additional Sustainability Initiatives

We continuously invest in the latest technologies to reduce our environmental impact. Read more about the initiatives that will pave the way for us to become a more environmentally friendly parcel distributor.

Questions about GLS and sustainability

Does it Cost Extra to Have Climate Compensated Parcels Delivered?

No, climate compensation is an extra service we offer when our customers send a parcel with GLS Denmark.

We are committed to taking care of our environment and as a parcel distributor we do our best to reduce our impact on the world around us.

That's why we have joined forces with all European GLS countries to create the Climate Protect initiative, where we are working to reduce our climate and environmental footprint. It has launched a number of projects and set ambitious targets that will enable us to deliver all zero-emission parcels by 2045.

We have 44 electric cars that deliver our parcels emission-free every day throughout Denmark. We are continuously adding more electric cars to our transportation fleet, so you have a greater chance of having your parcel delivered in a more environmentally friendly way. Unfortunately, it is not yet possible to opt for delivery by electric car.

Carbon offsetting is a way to offset the CO2e emissions we emit when handling and delivering parcels (1). By purchasing carbon credits in foreign climate projects that avoid CO2e emissions, we compensate for the carbon emissions generated by transportation of parcels and freight shipments within GLS Denmark, as well as carbon emissions generated by buildings and business travel.

The use of climate compensation does not stand alone, but is a complement to our work on reducing CO2e. As it is not yet technologically possible for us not to emit CO2e when sorting and transporting parcels, we have chosen to compensate for our emissions.

At GLS Denmark, we take into account the world and society we live in and we have an ambition to deliver your parcels with zero emissions by 2045. We are already investing in charging stations for electric vans and company cars, we have been buying certified green electricity since April 2021, we continuously energy optimise our buildings, and we continuously optimise our routes so that we drive as few kilometres and empty runs as possible. It is not yet technologically possible for us to eliminate all environmentally harmful activities if we are still to deliver your parcels.