Our shipping partner GLS is committed to the responsible use of resources, the reduction of emissions, and the optimisation of waste disposal. The environmental management system of GLS is certified to ISO 14001 in many countries.
GLS coordinates and promotes all activities to protect the environment across the Group within the framework of the Think-Green initiative. In 2008 GLS launched its ThinkGreen environmental initiative to coordinate and actively promote the various activities within the GLS Group.
The aims of the initiative:
responsible use of resources
reduction of emissions
optimisation of waste disposal
Environmentally-conscious thoughts and actions pervade all areas of the company – from transportation planning to buildings and individual workplaces.
All European GLS companies have local environmental representatives. They are responsible for the implementation of group-wide environmental protection measures:
GLS is increasing fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Its entire vehicle fleet is being gradually converted to more environmentally-friendly models, including the vehicles belonging to its transport contractors and its own company cars.
GLS uses modern, IT-based planning tools to improve operational processes and transport procedures. Transport routes are systematically minimised through optimised route planning.
Green construction for GLS: Green aspects are explicitly taken into account when building new and replacement buildings as well as extensions. Rain water harvesting and photovoltaic systems, recyclable building materials and heat pump heating are used where possible.
GLS is improving almost all its procedures to make them more eco-friendly, including switching to digital invoices, delivery run sheets and receipts throughout Europe. Videoconferencing is reducing the number of business trips undertaken.