We have a holistic approach to sustainability

From social commitment to focussed CO2-neutral shipping - as a global parcel service, we are well aware of our responsibility towards the environment and society. That is why we actively support people and environmental protection with various initiatives and campaigns.

For us, sustainability means the goal of a climate-neutral shipping, which we achieve through avoidance and reduction on the one hand, and by offsetting the greenhouse gas emissions caused on the other hand.

In our self-perception, our commitment applies not only to our customers, employees and partners, but to people, animals and social issues in general. Here we try to contribute where needed and offer support where necessary.

Our corporate values

The success of GLS Austria lies in our focus on quality, service and sustainability. Appreciation and respect are the basis of our general attitude towards our customers, employees and partners.

Our goal is to ensure our economic success in a sustainable manner and in connection with the protection of the environment for future generations. High safety standards and respectful cooperation form the foundation of our actions.


A strong network, high quality standards and decades of experience characterize us and make us a reliable partner.


Clear processes, modern IT systems and real-time data processing ensure reliable status information and the highest possible traceability of processes.


High monitoring standards of the entire supply chain and regular improvements guarantee low damage and loss rates in the delivery. Modern and safe workplaces offer our colleagues a working environment in which they enjoy working.


Ecological and sustainable action is an essential part of contemporary and future-oriented corporate development. We are aware of our responsibility towards society and the environment and accordingly we set our activities.


As different as our customers are, as different are their requirements - thanks to flexible services, Europe-wide competence paired with local expertise, we find the best solutions for all developments on the market.

Our investment in the future

Social responsibility, climate protection & sustainability


ClimateProtect - for a futureworth living

GLS stands for sustainable parcel logistics. Our aspiration is to act in an environmentally conscious manner in all company areas and to use our resources in a responsibe way. To this end, we've implemented a wide range of measures.


Social responsibility - strong together

Diversity, social commitment, treating employees and partners with respect: these building blocks are the foundation of our success. By supporting social projects, we live up to our responsibility to society.

Sustainability Reports & certifications

We are reporting in detail on our current goals, activities and progress in economic, social, environmental and corporate matters.

To keep transparency across the board we meet internationally recognised standards and publish environmental data.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are central principles of the GLS Group because we know that the success of our company depends on all the people who work for us. Regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic, they do their best for our company every day - and that is something we are really proud of.

Fostering a diverse and inclusive corporate culture is not only our responsibility, but also an essential element of the company that we strive to be.

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In order to fully support a diverse and inclusive working environment and achieve sustainable impact, we as GLS Group strive to achieve to the following:

+ To create an inclusive work environment in which our employees feel valued for their contributions, are respected and treated fairly, and have a sense of belonging.

+ To provide equal opportunities for all employees, including access to trainings, development and growth opportunities and advancements.

+ To recruit open-minded applicants of all races, gender, ages, sexual orientations and any other characteristics.

+ To collaborate with a diverse range of partners to fuel our innovation and connect closer to the communities around us.

We support the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 goals for sustainable development at their General Assembly - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The SDGs serve to ensure sustainable development, taking the three sustainability aspects of economy, social affairs and the environment into account.


Sustainable development goals

A total of 169 sub-goals form a framework for action for states, companies and each individual. With our sustainability measures, the GLS Group makes a contribution to the SDG goals.

Goal 7: Affordable & clean energy

As part of our climate-neutral shipping, we not only use 100% green energy but also support two certified climate protection projects in India to promote renewable energies.

Goal 8: Decent work & economic growth

The logistics industry enables the availability of goods and has a significant impact on economic growth. Qualified employees are indispensable for this cause. That is why their education and training is just as important as their health and social security.

Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

We take responsibility and commit ourselves to selected projects and institutions. In addition to nationwide campaigns, we particularly support regional initiatives.

Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

Sustainable delivery concepts and vehicles with alternative drives are the core of modern, environmentally friendly and low-emission city logistics. That is why new technologies are very important to us.

Goal 12: Sustainable consumption & production

In addition to the Code of Business Standard, the GLS Group has established a Supplier Code of Conduct. This includes relevant topics such as regulations on the environment, bribery and corruption.

Goal 13: Climate action

We support a responsible use of resources. With our two-pillar model, we achieve reduction and avoidance of emissions and above that compensate emissions with the help of climate protection projects.

Goal 15: Life on land

Protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems and promote their sustainable use. With climate-neutral shipping, we support two projects in South America to protect forests with ClimatePartner.