Update to the Sustainability Report published

With its update to the fourth Sustainability Report, the GLS Group provides information about its goals, activities and progress in the areas of environment, social affairs and economy. The information relates to the financial year 2019/20. The report contains results of the group-wide life cycle assessment, which GLS prepares annually to identify potential for improvement.


GLS gives an overview of the further development of measures to protect the environment. City logistics continues to be one of the key points. Numerous GLS subsidiaries meanwhile deliver using alternative drive systems. GLS also takes care to minimise its environmental impact when building new depots or renovating existing ones – for example, by using heat pumps, solar collectors, energy-saving LED lighting or green electricity. One of the highlights of 2019 was the roll-out of GLS KlimaProtect in Germany. The programme was the starting point of fully climate-neutral parcel transport in one of the largest GLS companies.


The diverse social engagement throughout the GLS Group is another focus of the update. In addition, GLS provides information on the developments resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, which began at the end of the reporting period. Hygiene concepts to protect all those involved in parcel transport were introduced, as were options for contactless delivery in all countries. This enabled GLS to continue fulfilling its supply mandate completely. 


The current report is available here: gls-group.com

Comprehensive reports and updates in rotation: GLS publishes a comprehensive sustainability report every two years, which is based on the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). In alternation with these reports, information relevant to the year is published as an update in the year in between.

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