Think Global. Act Local.
The GLS Group keeps pace with changing conditions and is aware of its corporate responsibility. The goal of all activities is to achieve sustainable commercial success while respecting environmental impacts.
ThinkGreen. Serious about the environment
In 2008, GLS launched its ThinkGreen environmental initiative in order to coordinate and proactively foster the diverse array of activities within the GLS Group.
Our goals: responsible handling of resources, the reduction of emissions and the optimisation of waste disposal. 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.
ISO 14001:2015 certification
GLS's environmental management system helps to implement the measures put together as part of the ThinkGreen initiative and to achieve the set goals. In 2011, the environmental management system was certified as ISO 14001 for the first time - in Austria, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, all GLS companies have achieved ISO 14001: 2015 certification.
GLS Group reports in detail on its current goals, activities and progress in economic, social, environmental and corporate matters.
Senders need a strong logistics partner with extremely low damage rates, reliable delivery times, and uncompromising customer focus. To ensure quality levels, we are further investing in our network by building new depots, expanding the capacity of our existing locations and introducing innovative technologies and services. Working with our clients, we strive to find ways to grow further without compromising on quality.
GLS has implemented a program across the Group that systematically and structurally identifies and avoids compliance risks. It was developed to protect the GLS Group and its employees and to protect collaboration with business partners now and in the future.
Code of Business Standards
The Code of Business Standards forms the basis of all business activities of the GLS Group. Furthermore it shows the obligation of the GLS Group towards its stakeholders.
GLS Group has implemented an Alert Whistleblower / Ombudsman system to enable its employees, business partners and third parties to contact, in confidence, official bodies in case they are, for whatever reason, concerned about committing criminal offenses or serious offenses.
Adequate packaging adjusted for the type of transport is crucial when it comes to preventing damage. Matching packaging to the size and weight of items is the first step to more efficient and faster parcel delivery.
Facts and figures
The GLS Group covers 40 countries and is globally connected via contractual agreements. The Group also operates through wholly owned subsidiaries in Canada and on the West Coast of the USA.
Become a ParcelShop partner
Become a GLS ParcelShop partner and offer high quality parcel delivery services as part of your business. With GLS, you can expand your customer base and provide an additional source of revenue.