Climate-neutral delivery with
GLS Klima Protect

Since 1 October 2019, GLS Germany has been delivering all parcels climate neutrally. This applies both to parcels delivered in Germany and to parcels sent abroad. The CO2 emissions caused by the parcel transport and the business activities of GLS Germany are compensated annually through various certified projects.

For GLS, sustainable parcel logistics is part of its daily business - future-oriented and accompanied by various measures for environmental protection. The responsibility for climate protection is becoming increasingly important. With GLS Klima Protect a further sign is set.

Reduce, avoid and offset emissions

GLS Klima Protect is based on two pillars – on the one hand reduction and avoidance, on the other hand, offsetting of unavoidable emissions to achieve climate neutrality. GLS is investing in a whole range of measures to this end.

Use of 100% sustainable electricity
Increased use of e-vehicles
Expansion of the charging infrastructure for e-vehicles
Driving forward zero-emission delivery in city centres
Establishment of micro depots near cities
Expansion of photovoltaic systems

Sustainable city logistics

GLS is working on ways to ease the strain on urban infrastructure and reduce emissions on the last mile. Electric vehicles play a large role in this. GLS Germany currently has more than 350 e-vehicles in operation in over 40 cities.

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Long-term involvement

GLS is aware of its environmental responsibility and has been involved in climate protection for ten years. In this context, GLS has been delivering parcels in many German cities with electric vehicles such as e-bikes and e-vans since 2016. In addition, there have been eco-friendly measures in new and renovated depots, such as electricity-saving LED lighting technology. Kilometres driven and capacities are also constantly being optimised by means of state-of-the-art IT.

Read more about our activities in our Sustainability Reports.

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Hand in hand for climate protection

GLS customers demand sustainable parcel logistics and are ready to take responsibility for climate protection. On request, GLS customers receive a GLS Klima Protect certificate each year as evidence of CO2-neutral delivery. In their own communication, they can use the GLS Klima Protect emblem to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable parcel logistics.

We would be happy to support you in using the Klima Protect emblem in your communication. Please contact your contact person in the GLS depot.

Do you have questions about Klima Protect? We will be happy to help you.

Frog in the EuropeanEcoHub

EuropeanEcoHub launched in Essen...

... with the focus on sustainability, climate neutrality and self-sufficient power supply.

The new European hub in Essen sets completely new standards for a self-sufficient power supply, emission-free delivery and a biotope for species worthy of protection.

Our sustainable logistics location also has an important function as a European hub for parcel handling.


Transparent climate neutrality

The emissions caused by parcel transport and business activities are offset by certified climate protection projects (VCS/CCBS and Gold Standard) in cooperation with our partner ClimatePartner.

GLS currently supports a total of four VCS/CCBS- and Gold Standard-certified projects in South America and India.

Learn more about this topic here

Sustainability is the foundation of GLS. And sustainability includes, above all, climate protection. We are very proud of what we have achieved so far and we will further strengthen our ambitions.

Dr. Karl Paff, Chairman of the Management Board GLS Germany

Klima Protect emblem

We would be happy to support you in using the Klima Protect emblem in your communication. Please contact your contact person in the GLS depot

Climate-neutral parcel shipping

GLS offers reliable parcel shipping - both national and international


GLS is fully aware of its special responsibility to the environment and to society.