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 the following core areas:
Adherence of economic sanctions
Prevention of money laundering
Combatting of enforced labour, slavery and human trafficking
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.
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.