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Our commitment to diversity and inclusion – For the people of today and tomorrow

Diversity and inclusion are key principles at GLS Group. We know that success for our company depends on the people working for GLS. This is independent of their race, gender, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristics protected by law. It is not only our ethical responsibility to promote a diverse and inclusive company culture, but also an essential element of the company we want to be.

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

GLS has implemented a programme which can systematically and in structured way identify and avoid compliance risks. This has been developed to protect the GLS Group and GLS employees throughout the Group.

It is also intended as a form of protection for our business partners and as a means of instilling confidence both now and in the future.

Is focussing on the following areas.

  • Competition legislation
  • Fighting corruption
  • Compliance with financial sanctions
  • The prevention of money laundering
  • Fighting forced labour, slavery and human trafficking

One of the cornerstones of the compliance programme is intensive training for all employees - as we believe that this is where compliance begins.

The Compliance Managers in the individual countries, The GLS Group Central Compliance Department, and internal auditing all play a crucial role in the programme.The compliance concept is structured identically in all GLS companies, adapted to national norms where necessary.

The GLS Group has implemented a whistleblowing/ombudsman system to enable employees, business partners and third parties to report in confidence any concerns that they have about criminal acts and similar serious offences.

On such matters all employees, business partners and third parties may contact Attorney Dr Rainer Buchert (Kaiserstraße 22, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany). He can be contacted by phone +49 69 710 33 330 or +49 6105 92 1355, mail address or this formular: Contact form for informants

Dr Buchert will not consider complaints concerning matters which are not of a criminal or similar serious nature. When in doubt, he will advise on how to proceed.

All complaints will be treated in confidence. Dr Buchert is required by his statutory lawyers’ confidentiality obligations not to disclose the identity of callers without their explicit consent to do otherwise. He also has the right to refuse to give evidence (including the identity of whistleblowers) if requested by a court of law. Complaints to the ombudsman will only be passed on to the GLS Group once the consent of the complainant has been received.

Of course, concerns in respect of the above matters can also be reported to an employee's line manager or other contact person within the GLS Group.

A healthy and safe working environment is the top priority at GLS