Responsible, systemised operations

GLS has implemented a group-wide programme designed to systematically identify and structurally avoid compliance risks. It was developed to protect the GLS Group and its employees. It is also designed to safeguard the collaboration with business partners based on trust both now and in the future.

GLS focuses on three core areas:

  • Competition law
  • Anti-corruption
  • Sanctions list assessment

A cornerstone of the compliance system is a comprehensive training concept for employees – as compliance begins with them.

The Compliance Managers in the individual countries, the Group’s central Compliance department and Internal Revision are the key consulting and assessment authorities for the three-stage concept.

The compliance concept follows a uniform structure for all GLS companies, accommodating special national characteristics if necessary.

Preventing corruption

GLS has a strict zero tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption, which all Group managers see as their responsibility.

In its anti-bribery guidelines GLS has set the standards of behaviour. In all countries in which GLS operates, they apply to every employee and to everyone who performs on behalf of GLS.

Download the anti-corruption guidlines

Informant/ombudsman system

The GLS Group has introduced an informant/ombudsman system to enable employees, business partners and third parties to report criminal acts and similar serious offences on a confidential basis.

More information

UK Modern Slavery Act

General Logistics Systems B.V. (GLS) is part of the Royal Mail Group. Royal Mail plc is committed to playing its part in helping to prevent any incidence of modern slavery in its business and supply chain. Read Royal Mail's Modern Slavery Act statement for 2016-17 here.

Royal Mail plc MSA Statement 16-17