We support social projects
... because we care about perople.
We are commited to various projects for people who are in need of help. The regional and local campaigns that we support include free parcel transport or support for organisations and institutions. On a local level, support is often given to clubs, kindergartens, schools, hospitals and hospices.
Appreciation, respect and understanding are among our most important principles of cooperation.
Congratulations to the winners of our donation contest
In the GLS donation contest, sports clubs from our region could apply for a donation.
The first prize went to the "Verein zur Förderung des Fußballsports" VFFN 2003 e.V., Neuenstein. At the symbolic handover of the donation at the GLS head office, (from left) Sabrina Arnold, Marcus Schäfer and Reiner Emmerich celebrated GLS' support of 2,500 euros together with Patricia Bickel. VFFN intends to invest the money primarily in supporting children and young people.
Other winners of the GLS Donation Contest were "TSV Kerspenhausen" and "Mansbacher Turnverein", which received donations of 1,500 and 1,000 euros respectively.
We say "Congratulations"!
Make breakfast healthy with the "Bio Brotbox"
For many years, the GLS depots in Hamburg and Tornesch have supported the Hamburg "Bio Brotbox" campaign. This year we delivered around 16,000 boxes in 300 packages to Hamburg's schools. Thousands of children were happy to receive a healthy breakfast in cool, reusable boxes.
The day before, colleagues from the two depots supported the packing campaign, where the boxes were filled with the delicious ingredients by volunteers and loaded into the GLS delivery vehicles.
Our trainees stand up for their environment
The trainees at the GLS head office in Neuenstein had a great idea for a better environment. Together with some of their trainers, they set up a rubbish collection campaign and collected rubbish from various places in the Neuenstein community one afternoon.
We are pleased about so much commitment and passion in the sense of sustainability and were happy to give the trainees time off from work that afternoon.
Thanks for this great action!
How we support people in Ukraine
In order to help the people affected by the war in Ukraine, we organised a number of aid transports to Ukraine together with long-standing partner companies. In addition, a donation totalling 55,415 euros was made to the DRK-Bundesverband in Berlin. 5,415 euros of this were collected in a fundraising campaign among our employees.
We support the local fire brigades
The GLS head office in Neuenstein is an official "Partner of the Fire Brigade". 13 colleagues are released from work at any time for fire brigade missions. In this way, they help the Neuenstein fire brigade to ensure operational readiness for the day.
As part of our local commitment and as an official partner of the fire brigade, we also support young firefighters. Members of the children's fire departments in the Hersfeld-Rotenburg district received a donation of 700 T-shirts.
We support the development of young employees with a sound and practically relevant training programme. In Germany, for example, we are training 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.
People of different ethnic origin, culture or religion work at and for GLS. Appreciation, respect and understanding in dealing with employees and partners are among the important principles. Thus, personnel development and intensive exchange with transport partners are among the most important building blocks in our company's sustained success.
Industry winner in BEST RECRUITERS study
In the Best-Recruiters study of the "career Institut & Verlag", GLS Germany was awarded as winner in the service industry. Among the companies tested, we took first place again and received the Best-Recruiters seal in gold.
kununu TOP COMPANY seal for GLS
The leading employer rating platform has awarded GLS Germany with its TOP COMPANY seal for a high level of employee satisfaction. This status can only be achieved through good employee ratings.
Only 6 percent of the approximately 1 million companies assessed qualified for this seal. Compared with our competitors, we scored best in terms of both points and recommendations.
Commited to the compatibility of work and family
As a family-friendly company we are a member of the "Erfolgsfaktor Familie" network, committed to helping employees combine family and career. For this purpose, we offer, for example, individual part-time models, kindergarten subsidies or the possibility of home office.
Would you like to learn more about how we bring the "Erfolgskator Familie" to life at GLS? Take a look at our video (in German language).
Corporate Volunteering | Volunteer activities
Through a corporate volunteering programme, we give our employees the opportunity to support social projects. These might include clean-up initiatives or assistance with extension or renovation projects at playgrounds, nursery schools and sports facilities.
Initiatives are also run in conjunction with charitable organisations. All projects are suggested by employees. If necessary and feasible, we give the employees the day off and provide them with logistical support. Due to the corona pandemic, volunteer activities have currently been supended.
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