GLS obtains group-wide ISO-certifications

News 31/01/2014

Sustainability and quality in shipping: GLS has now obtained group-wide certifications under internationally recognised ISO standards 14001 and 9001.

GLS completed the project in less than three years – faster than expected: Nineteen GLS companies were certified in accordance with ISO environmental standard 14001, with five of these – GLS in Denmark, France, Finland, Ireland and Portugal – in December 2013. The international testing organisation DEKRA confirmed that all companies operate an effective, high-performance environmental management system.

The ISO-certified environmental management system helps achieve the objectives of GLS ThinkGreen sustainability initiative – i.e. consistently reducing emissions, resource consumption, and waste. Specific measures range from using energy-saving technology, to efficient route planning, to environmentally conscious behaviour at the workplace.

Complete reliability right across Europe

The GLS Group also assesses, ensures and improves the quality of its services in a uniform manner according to high international standards. The successful audits of GLS Finland and GLS Denmark marked completion of the group-wide certification under ISO standard 9001.

This means that GLS collects and processes important key figures every day in all countries to guarantee extensive quality assurance, and uses them as a basis to manage parcel services.

GLS quality and environmental management schemes have proven their worth. The quality management system has been ISO-certified for over ten years in many countries, while the company obtained the seal of approval for its environmental management system for the first time in the Netherlands in 2011.