Fair competition, integrity and responsibility.

Being an international parcel service provider, the GLS Group stands for these principles and aligns all of its business relationships accordingly.

GLS Austria Code of Business Standards

Code of Business Standards

We have laid down the fundamental values and standards of conduct for our company. The code is binding for all employees and forms the basis of all business decisions. Read through our Code of Business Standards.

Supplier Code of Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Defined standards of conduct are important to us – at every level. We therefore expect our suppliers to comply with the Supplier Code of Conduct, implement it with appropriate measures and integrate it into their business processes. Find out more.

GLS Group Environmental Standard

GLS Group Environmental Standard

GLS Group provides reliable and high-quality parcel services. In order to continue to guarantee this, the conservation of resources and the reduction of our emissions are of central importance to us. Together with our employees, customers and suppliers, we want to become one of the leading providers of sustainable parcel services.

GLS Austria Modern Slavery Act

Modern Slavery Act

General Logistics Systems B.V. (GLS) is part of the International Distribution Services.
International Distribution Services plc is committed to playing its part in helping to prevent any incidence of modern slavery in its business and supply chain.
Read International Distribution Services Modern Slavery Act statements.

GLS Group Environmental Standard

German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG)

On 01.01.2023, the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) came into force. As a subsidiary of GLS Germany, we accept your reports of human rights and environmental risks or violations in the supply chain through our ombudsman system.

Excerpt from our Code of Business Standards

Respect human rights

Supports human rights

GLS supports and respects international human rights.

Freedom of association

GLS upholds freedom of association and recognizes the right to collective bargaining.

No forced labour

GLS follows a zero tolerance policy concerning forced and compulsory labour as well as child labour.

No corruption

GLS has a zero-tolerance policy regarding corruption of any form.

Respects diversity

GLS respects diversity such as race, gender, religion, age and sexual orien- tation.

Our Ombutsman Dr. Buchert

The GLS Group has established a whistleblower/ombudsman system to enable employees, business partners and third parties to confidentially report information on criminal offences and similarly serious offences.


Our ombudsman is available as a contact person for all employees, business partners and third parties.


Dr Buchert is not responsible for complaints that do not concern criminal offences or similarly serious offences. In cases of doubt, he advises whistleblowers on how to proceed.


In addition, there is of course still the option of contacting the respective superior or known GLS contact persons directly.


The obligation for attorney-client confidentiality and the right to refuse to testify ensure that an informant’s identity is not disclosed. Information given to the ombudsman will only be passed on to the company with the whisteblower’s express permission. Contact with the ombudsman is also already protected. Further information on whistleblower protection can be found at www.dr-buchert.de .

Herr Rechtsanwalt Dr. Rainer Buchert
Herr Rechtsanwalt Dr. Rainer Buchert