Responsible conduct

In 2008, GLS launched its environmental initiative. Our goal is to be the most efficient and responsible in usege of resources, reduction of exhaust gases and optimization of waste disposal.

GLS introduces targeted measures to ensure that all parcel handling procedures are environmentally friendly.

You can download up-to-date document below about our sustainable development.

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Vehicles
Vehicles

GLS is increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its entire vehicle fleet is being gradually converted to more environmentally-friendly models.

Vehicles

GLS is increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its entire vehicle fleet is being gradually converted to more environmentally-friendly models.

Transportation planning
Transportation planning

We use modern, IT-based planning tools to improve operational processes and transportation. Transport routes are systematically minimised through optimised route planning.

Transportation planning

We use modern, IT-based planning tools to improve operational processes and transportation. Transport routes are systematically minimised through optimised route planning.

Sites
Sites

Green aspects are explicitly taken into account when building. Rain water harvesting and photovoltaic systems, recyclable building materials and heat pump heating are used where possible.

Sites

Green aspects are explicitly taken into account when building. Rain water harvesting and photovoltaic systems, recyclable building materials and heat pump heating are used where possible.

Other activities
Other activities

GLS is improving almost all its procedures. We are switching to digital invoices, delivery run sheets and receipts throughout Europe. Videoconferencing is reducing the number of business trips undertaken.

Other activities

GLS is improving almost all its procedures. We are switching to digital invoices, delivery run sheets and receipts throughout Europe. Videoconferencing is reducing the number of business trips undertaken.

Certified to ISO 14001 GLS Slovenia
 

Environmental management: GLS Certified to ISO 14001

GLS ensures, monitors and improves quality and sustainability with a Europe-wide quality and environmental management system.
The company is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 by DQS, one of the largest international issuers of management certification.
As such, GLS meets internationally recognised high standards.

GLS Silver Sustainability rating
 

GLS Silver Sustainability rating

GLS Group’s efforts to connect people across the world whilst protecting the environment for future generations have been rewarded with the EcoVadis Silver Certificate. EcoVadis is an international sustainability ratings provider for more than 90,000 companies offering the leading solution for monitoring and optimising sustainability in global supply chains. EcoVadis holds companies to the highest possible standard. GLS Group’s sustainability efforts rewarded with EcoVadis Silver Certificate in 2023.The company’s environmental impact puts it in the top 8% of the postal, courier and multimodal freight transport activities industry.

Eco footprint GLS Slovenia

Eco footprint

GLS records and monitors its progress in environmental protection on a regular basis. Since 2008/2009, it carries out a group-wide eco footprint assessment in which data on emissions, resource consumption and waste disposal is gathered. In its current sustainability report GLS publishes emission development data. The method used for calculating emissions corresponds to ISO 14064-1 standard and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol. GLS calculates carbon dioxide emissions per parcel based on its eco footprint.

 
Climate Protect
 

Sustainability strategy

Climate Protect

GLS Slovenia strategy is based on the reduction, avoidance and compensation of emissions. Our priority is to reduce and avoid emissions.This includes emissions that come from our physical operation and those that come from indirect sources, such as purchasing electricity or heat for our buildings. Reducing and avoiding emissions is crucial to our long-term ambition of reaching zero emissions in 2045. To offset our emissions, GLS Slovenia has teamed up with ClimatePartner to support projects that prevent CO2 from being emitted. ClimatePartner protects existing forests and invests in the expansion of renewable energies around the globe for climate protection.

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Science based targets
 

Science based targets

GLS is continuously implementing measures to avoid and reduce its carbon emissions. With the SBTi commitment, GLS is taking the next step to ensure that its reduction path is in line with the latest climate science.
Science-based targets (SBTs) give companies a clearly defined path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C. GLS declared its intention to develop and set near-term and long-term SBTs in December 2023.