Our responsibility

GLS takes its responsibilities towards employees, society and the environment extremely seriously and actively campaigns for fairness, education and a minimal impact on the environment.

In terms of environmental protection, the areas of focus are energy efficiency, the increased use of renewable energies and a reduction in pollution.
GLS systematically shortens its transport journeys on the basis of optimised route planning. More and more low-emission vehicles are in operation. GLS also factors ecological aspects into new buildings, such as by using heat pumps and rainwater.

In particular, care is taken to ensure a spirit of partnership with all employees and transport partners.
GLS regularly supports social organisations through donations and free transport services.

Delivery van driving through forest

ThinkGreen

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

GLS trainees, ready to work

ThinkSocial

GLS takes responsibility - for employees and partners as well as for people who need support

Sustainable Development Goals

At its 2015 General Assembly, the United Nations set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are designed to ensure sustainable development encompassing economic, social and environmental aspects.

169 individual targets form a framework to guide the actions of nation states, enterprises and individuals.

With its sustainability work, the GLS Group is also helping to make the SDGs reality

Goal 7

Goal 7

In October 2019, GLS Germany switched completely to sustainable energy from renewable sources and no longer uses energy from fossil fuels.

Goal 7

In October 2019, GLS Germany switched completely to sustainable energy from renewable sources and no longer uses energy from fossil fuels.

Goal 8

Goal 8

GLS is committed to the training and professional development of its employees, but also to their health and social security as well as respecting cultural diversity.

Goal 8

GLS is committed to the training and professional development of its employees, but also to their health and social security as well as respecting cultural diversity.

Goal 10

Goal 10

GLS supports selected projects and organisations by contributing a broad array of resources. We also provide free parcel delivery for charities and social organisations.

Goal 10

GLS supports selected projects and organisations by contributing a broad array of resources. We also provide free parcel delivery for charities and social organisations.

Goal 11

Goal 11

The combination of electric cargo trikes and micro depots has proved its mettle at GLS and will be rolled out further in a bid to achieve low-emission urban logistics.

Goal 11

The combination of electric cargo trikes and micro depots has proved its mettle at GLS and will be rolled out further in a bid to achieve low-emission urban logistics.

Goal 12

Goal 12

The GLS Supplier Code of Conduct addresses key issues such as rules and regulations on environmental matters, bribery and corruption.

Goal 12

The GLS Supplier Code of Conduct addresses key issues such as rules and regulations on environmental matters, bribery and corruption.

Goal 13

Goal 13

As part of the ThinkGreen initiative, the GLS Group has been supporting the responsible handling of resources and promoting the reduction of emissions since 2008.

Goal 13

As part of the ThinkGreen initiative, the GLS Group has been supporting the responsible handling of resources and promoting the reduction of emissions since 2008.

Goal 16

Goal 16

GLS has a zero-tolerance policy on all forms of corruption and bribery. The principles of GLS are set out in the Code of Business Standards.

Goal 16

GLS has a zero-tolerance policy on all forms of corruption and bribery. The principles of GLS are set out in the Code of Business Standards.

Sustainability Report

Based on its internal life-cycle assessment, GLS reports in detail on its current goals, activities and progress in economic, social, environmental and corporate matters.

Certifications

Completely transparent - GLS meets internationally recognised standards and discloses environmental data.