Social and ecological sustainability

GLS has a holistic understanding of sustainability that encompasses environmental, social and economic aspects of its corporate responsibility.

The aim is to offer customers the highest quality in terms of logistics whilst providing employees with a stable job at a strong company. For GLS, these two factors go hand in hand. By achieving these goals, GLS also contributes to the mobility and reliable availability of goods, which, in turn, constitute the backbone of the economy.

The aim is to attain sustainable commercial success whilst protecting the environment for future generations. GLS is also committed to the society in which it operates.

ThinkResponsible

As a leading parcel logistics company operating throughout Europe, GLS is aware of its responsibility for people, the environment and society.

ThinkFuture

With our activities in the area of alternative fuel technologies and urban logistics, we are paving the way for a successful future.

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ThinkSocial

GLS takes responsibility – for employees and partners, as well as for people who need support.

Think-Green

ThinkGreen

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

ThinkQuality

Reliability, punctuality, transparency and performance standards are at the heart of our day-to-day endeavours. GLS works to improve quality on an ongoing basis.

Certifications

Transparency across the board – GLS meets internationally recognised standards and publishes environmental data.

Sustainibility Report

GLS reports in detail on its current goals, activities and progress in economic, social, environmental and corporate matters.

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Sustainable Development Goals

GLS supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals – and takes numerous measures to help achieve them.

Materiality analysis

With the Group-wide materiality analysis, GLS aims to ensure that the topics that matter to its internal and external stakeholders are prioritised. The findings of the analysis form the basis of the Sustainability Report and the corporate responsibility strategy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.