We have a holistic approach to sustainability

People and the environment we all live in build the focus of our responsibility. We take this responsibility towards employees, the society and the environment very seriously. Therefore, we actively engage in fairness, education and a minimal impact on the environment.

By achieving these goals, we also contribute to the mobility and reliable availability of goods, which, in turn, constitute the backbone of the economy. Our goal is to attain sustainable commercial success whilst protecting the environment for future generations.

Sun shining trough the trees as a symbol for GLS Klima Protect

GLS Klima Protect

Offset, reduce, avoid greenhouse gas emissions - with GLS you send your parcels sustainably.

Sustainability Reports

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

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Social responsibility

We are taking responsibility – for our employees and partners, as well as for people who need support.


Transparency across the board – we meet internationally recognised standards and publish environmental data.

We support the 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 our sustainability measures, we are also contributing to the SDG goals in the GLS Group.

UN Sustainable development goal 7: affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy

As part of its climate-neutral shipping, we support two certified climate protection projects in India to promote renewable energies.

UN Sustainable development goal 8: decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth

We are committed to the training and professional development of our employees, but also to their health and social security as well as to respect for cultural diversity.

UN Sustainable development goal 10: reduced inequalities
Reduced inequalities

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

UN Sustainable development goal 11: sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities

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.

UN Sustainable development goal 12: responsible consumption and production
Responsible consumption and production

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

UN Sustainable development goal 13: climate action
Climate action

We have been supporting the responsible handling of resources and promoting the reduction of emissions since 2008.

SDG goal 15 Life on land
Life on land

Through climate-neutral shipping, we support two projects in South America with ClimatePartner to protect forests.

Welcome to the GLS Environmental Conference

Sustainability is a central topic in all GLS national companies.

Recently, sustainability specialists from all over Europe met in the EuropeanEcoHub in Essen for the GLS Group's 4th Environmental Conference to discuss trends in sustainable parcel logistics and share their ideas with each other.

Have a look into it!

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