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GLS is aware that we all share the same space. For this reason, the protection of the environment is an integral part of the GLS logistics strategy. In fact, sustainability is one of our five fundamental values, a driving force that each of our employees puts into practice every single day.
Reduction of emissions, responsible handling and use of resources, and waste recycling are the key elements of the program.
In line with the goals we have set for ourselves, we are focusing on a wide range of measures concerning means of delivery, transport planning and the structural characteristics of buildings.
The methods adopted to achieve this ambition are scrupulously controlled. All our efforts to achieve the desired results for each individual field of action and their respective progress are regularly monitored.

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Looking to the future with Climate Protect

The current environmental crisis calls for increasingly urgent measures to combat climate change. Governments and companies in several countries are actively reacting to this situation by implementing initiatives to reduce pollution and protect the environment. In April 2021, GLS unveiled its ambitious ClimateProtect project, with the long-term goal of emissions cancellation and environmental neutrality by 2045/50. A milestone that will be achieved through the progressive development of activities with intermediate steps: a first phase with the offsetting of CO₂ emissions from well-to-wheel for which we have already obtained the EN 16258:2012 certificate. In the second and third phases, the focus will be on increasing reductions in CO₂ emissions.

EN 16258:2012 certificate - GLS Italy
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Treedom Project

In cooperation with Treedom, we have created the 'GLS Forest', which will absorb 1,435 tonnes of CO₂. This project is a gift from us to the environment, as well as a renewal of our commitment to protect the Planet and offer a better world to future generations.


The GLS B.V. (Group)'s commitment to connecting people everywhere and paying attention to its sustainability performance has been recognised by EcoVadis with the award of the Silver certificate in the Sustainability Rating.

EcoVadis provides its independent assessments in the field of corporate social responsibility: more than 90,000 companies now rely on it. In formulating its ratings, EcoVadis examines a set of parameters in the categories environment, sustainable procurement, ethics, labour and human rights. Since January 2023, EcoVadis has geared its criteria towards increasingly higher targets for the companies assessed. Every year, EcoVadis draws up a sustainability performance ranking of the companies that voluntarily submit to its independent assessment. GLS B.V. (Group) is among the companies that have placed their trust in the EcoVadis assessment and has been awarded Silver certification for the year 2023. This result is an acknowledgement of the GLS B.V. (Group)'s commitment to corporate social responsibility.

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GLS Group Environmental Standard

Discover the guideline for the minimisation of environmental impacts by GLS Group:

• Ambition

• Validity

• Emissions reduction

• Sustainability resolutions

• Investments

• Transparent reporting

• Communication

• Accountability