For people of today and tomorrow

People of different ethnic origin, culture, religion or belief work at and for GLS. Appreciation, respect and understanding in interacting with employees and partners are important principles of the Group.
An intensive exchange with all transport partners, who serve the last mile for GLS in the collection and delivery of parcels, is an integral part of the cooperation.

Staff development is a fundamental aspect of the GLS strategy as the Group seeks to ensure long-term success for the company and its employees.
Furthermore, it is very important for the management and staff to support people in need of help. GLS companies throughout Europe promote selected initiatives within their social environment – by direct sponsorships as well as by providing free transportation services.

Training and professional development

GLS supports the development of young employees with a sound and practically relevant training programme. The GLS Group provides its employees with individual training and leadership opportunities.
In Germany, for example, GLS trains CEP professionals, IT professionals, office communication professionals and IT system integration experts. A dual study course in logistics management and business informatics is offered in conjunction with universities of applied science. The professional development portfolio is rounded off with an in-house business management programme.

Social activities

GLS uses its country-specific structures to support selected initiatives in each nation. GLS national subsidiaries support numerous charitable projects by organising both regional and nationwide initiatives.
These include free parcel shipping for aid organisations and the sponsorship of foundations for people with developmental or physical disabilities. At a local level, the depots provide financial support to many nursery schools, hospitals, hospices and other charitable institutions. Further activities can be found on the websites of the GLS subsidiaries as well in the Group’s Corporate Responsibility Report.

Culture and sports sponsoring

As a part of modern society, GLS gets involved in sport and cultural projects. In some cases these sponsorships are combined with a social commitment. GLS Belgium, for examples, sponsors the Belgian national football team, and staff, partners and people with disabilities are invited to each home game of the team.

RK Celje RK Celje

GLS proudly sponsors individuals and sport organizations

"GLS Group, as a leading provider of package delivery services in Europe, is aware of its special responsibility towards the environment and society. Our goal is to achieve sustainable economic success in accordance with the protection of the environment for future generations, on the one hand, and on the other hand, we are a company that is socially engaged in the society for which it ultimately works. We appresiate that Celje Handball Club is also committed to sustainable development. We help both with sponsorship and donor contributions to individuals and institutions, which are contributing to society with their acitivities. It is important for us that both business partners and parcel recipients perceive us as a distributor that is close to them. And sport is close to people, they enjoy it, it strengthens the competitive spirit and connects people. RK Celje is the best Slovenian handball club, which connects all Slovenians, and is interesting to the general public because of the good results they achieve. We believe that people will welcome GLS's support of sport and the club and will continue to experience our brand as one that represents all of our shared interests, values ​​and organisations. As the director of GLS Slovenia, I am proud that we managed to combine two very strong and successful stories into one." Rok Izlakar, Division manager GLS Slovenia

GLS is proudly sponsoring RK Celje

For us a parcel is never just a parcel!