Sustainability

As a leading European parcel logistics provider, the GLS Group is fully aware of its special responsibility to the environment and to society.

GLS electric delivery van charges at a depot

GLS understands sustainability as a holistic concept – including ecological as well as social and economic aspects of social responsibility.

This means providing excellence in parcel logistics for customers and job-security for employees, both going hand in hand. With its service GLS also contributes to mobility and the reliable supply of goods, which are the backbone of economy.

It is the Group’s objective to achieve sustainable economic success in accordance with the protection of the environment for future generations. GLS also considers itself committed to the society in and for which it operates.

Highest priority for quality

The comprehensive quality assurance of GLS includes precisely defined work processes, quality guidelines with checking routines, and regular audits. Key quality figures are continuously steered.

ISO Certification

GLS guarantees, checks and improves quality and sustainability with a pan-European quality and environmental management system. It is certified to DIN ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 by DQS, one of the largest and highly respected international providers of management system certifications.
With its quality management system GLS fulfils high, internationally recognised standards.

Seal of approval for environmental management

GLS is an environmentally-conscious company and implements sustainability projects in all its national subsidiaries. 18 subsidiaries have obtained the ISO 14001 certification for their environmental management systems. This internationally accepted standard is considered to be one of the most important in relation to environmental management by manufacturers and service providers.

ThinkGreen

GLS is committed to the environment. This includes using resources responsibly and reducing emissions.

ThinkSocial

GLS is aware of its social responsibility, recognising its duty to staff, partners and people in need.

ThinkQuality

The opinion of our customers is important to GLS as they help us improve our services.

 

ThinkGreen

Protecting our environment is a key principle at GLS, and employees throughout Europe put it into practice each day. In 2008 GLS launched its ThinkGreen environmental initiative to coordinate and actively promote the various activities within the GLS Group.

The aims of the initiative:

Responsible use of resources
Reduction of emissions
Optimisation of waste disposal

Environmentally-conscious thoughts and actions pervade all areas of the company – from transportation planning to buildings and individual workplaces.

All European GLS companies have local environmental representatives. They are responsible for the implementation of group-wide environmental protection measures.