Environmental protection

At GLS, we care about our effect on the world around us. Being grounded in our communities makes us deeply aware of our impact. We want to continue in our mission of connecting people around the world whilst protecting the environment for future generations.

We think and act in an environmentally friendly manner in all areas of the company: from transport planning and buildings through to individual workplaces. Across all GLS national subsidiaries, Environmental Officers ensure the implementation of Group-wide environmental protection measures.

Climate Protect measures

GLS Group has been actively seeking and implementing ways to reduce our environmental impact, as have our local transport partners.
The aims are to use resources as efficiently as possible and to optimise processes.

Conversion of the vehicle fleet

GLS is increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. All vehicles in the fleet – i.e. those used by our transport partners and the in-house fleet of company cars – are gradually being replaced with more eco-friendly models.

Electric vehicles
Increased use of electric vehicles

GLS is increasingly turning to alternative delivery methods, with natural gas vehicles, battery-powered vehicles, scooters, cargo trikes and even in-line skates all used to deliver parcels. These vehicles reduce our emissions and complement our existing fleet.

Transport planning
Transport planning

GLS uses state-of-the-art, IT-assisted planning instruments to improve operating processes and transport routes. Journey lengths are systematically minimised through optimised route planning.

Green construction

GLS builds in an eco-friendly way, with environmental aspects explicitly factored into new builds, replacement buildings and extension projects. The use of rainwater, photovoltaic technology, recyclable building materials and heat pumps plays a vital role.