Environmental protection

At GLS, we care about our effect on the world around us. Every parcel and its related logistics and transport processes have an impact on natural resources and cause carbon emissions. We want to continue our mission in connecting people around the world whilst protecting the environment for future generations. Therefore, climate and environmental protection are central components of our sustainability activities.

We launched our group-wide environmental strategy Climate Protect, aiming to maximise our impact on environmental protection and ensure that knowledge and efforts are shared and executed across our entire international network.

In addition, a compensation program is available in participating GLS companies such as GLS France. Carbon emissions caused by the transportation of parcels and freight shipments, as well as the carbon emissions from buildings and business travel of such companies are voluntary offset. Read more about the compensation program here .

At the end of 2023, GLS Group committed to setting near-term and long-term science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations in line with the Science Based Targets initiative.

Read more about our commitment here .

Climate Protect measures

We have taken steps to reduce our impact on the environment, as have our delivery partners. GLS France has implemented the following measures:

Electrifying our fleet
Our partners use a range of electric vehicles, such as e-vans and cargo bikes.
Equipping our sites with electric terminals
Over 75% of our branch network is equipped with electric charging points for delivery vehicles.
Implementing alternative parcel delivery solutions
We deliver to Voisin Relais and lockers.
Using green electricity
92% of our sites are equipped with electricity from 100% renewable sources. By providing employees and partners with on-site charging points, we are helping our ecosystem to reduce the level of carbon emissions from vehicles.

Compensation projects supported by GLS

We are working with ClimatePartner to offset our carbon emissions.

The climate protection projects supported by ClimatePartner are protecting the rainforest in Brazil and Peru and promoting the expansion of renewable energy in India.

These certified climate protection projects make it possible to voluntarily offset...

These projects are making an important contribution in a number of areas by preserving biodiversity, developing local infrastructure and creating jobs.

Find out more

GLS France CSR initiatives

Our ESG approach

On the basis of its internal assessment, GLS reports in detail on its current economic, social, environmental and corporate objectives, activities and progress.

New ESG report available in 2024.

DQS ISO Quality certification GLS France commitments

Quality certification

GLS guarantees, monitors and improves quality and sustainability through its pan-European quality and environmental management system. This system has been certified according to DIN ISO 9001:2015 (quality management systems) and 14001:2015 (environmental management systems) by DEKRA, one of the largest and most respected international management system certification bodies. Through its quality management system, GLS complies with strict, internationally recognised standards.

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