Sustainability - social, ecological and economic

GLS has a holistic understanding of sustainability that encompasses environmental, social and economic aspects of its corporate responsibility. The aim is to offer customers the highest quality in terms of logistics whilst providing employees with a stable job at a strong company.

For GLS, these two factors go hand in hand. By achieving these goals, GLS also contributes to the mobility and reliable availability of goods, which, in turn, constitute the backbone of the economy. The aim is to attain sustainable commercial success whilst protecting the environment for future generations. GLS is also committed to the society in which it operates


As a leading parcel logistics company operating throughout Europe, eight U.S. states and Canada, GLS is aware of its responsibility for people, the environment and society.

GLS parcel delivery van drivers over a bridge in a small town


GLS is committed to environmental protection. This includes responsible handling of resources and the reduction of emissions.


GLS takes responsibility for its employees and partners, as well as for people who need support.


With our activities in the area of alternative fuel technologies and urban logistics, we are paving the way for a successful future.

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Sustainable Development Goals

GLS supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals – and takes numerous measures to help achieve them.


Transparency across the board – GLS meets internationally recognised standards and publishes environmental data.


Reliability, punctuality, transparency and performance standards are at the heart of our day-to-day endeavours. GLS works to improve quality on an ongoing basis.

Responsibility Reports

GLS reports in detail on its current goals, activities and progress in economic, social, environmental and corporate matters.

Materiality analysis

With the Group-wide materiality analysis, GLS aims to ensure that the topics that matter to its internal and external stakeholders are prioritised. The findings of the analysis form the basis of the corporate responsibility strategy and the CR reports.