GLS is aware of our effect on our climate. We constantly work on minimizing our negative impact, with the focus of balance between social, environmental and economic sustainability.
Our effort to deliver your parcels in the most environmentally friendly way is built upon 2 principles:
• We constantly reduce our emissions
• We compensate when reduction isn't an option.
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Reduction of CO2 emissions
We always strive to reduce our environmental impact.
Read more about the initiatives, that will pave the way for us becoming CO2-neutral.
Our completed initiatives
Initiatives in progress
Fewer emissions from vehicles
We are constantly increasing the number of electric, gas and hybrid vehicles while demanding the highest Euronorm for our diesel vehicles.
Our buildings are optimized
By always optimizing our buildings, their heating sources, ventilation and much more, we always use state of the art technologies to reduce our consumptino. Furthermore, 3 of our depots have solar cells on their roofs.
Your parcel is delivered with care
Every single GLS parcel is delivered with care. We reduce our parcel handlings, optimize our routes, minimize surplus space in our vehicles and idling is kept at a bare minimum. These are just some of the ways, we reduce our environmental impact.
Unfortunately, it isn't possible to remove all activities with a negative environmental impact. Which is why we have chosen to compensate for what we can't reduce. At GLS we compensate for our total CO2-emissions across GLS Group.
About Climate Protect
We care about our climate and as a parcel distributor we do our best to reduce our carbon footprint.
This applies to all GLS countries. Which is why we have joined forces and created the intiaitive Climate Protect, where we share experiences and work together to reduce our carbon footprint.
What does climate compensation mean?
Climate compensation is a way of equalizing the CO2-emissions produced by handling and shipping parcels. By supporting climate projects that reduce CO2 around the world, we can thereby compensate for our produced CO2 emissions.
Climate compensation can never stand alone, but is a supplement to our general CO2-reductions. Until it is technologically possible to not emit CO2 by sorting and transporting parcels, we have chosen to compensate in the places that we can't yet reduce.
Why do you compensate?
We care about the world we all live in. We have invested in electric cars, buy certified power from windmills and optimize our energy consumption anywhere possible. It is not possible to reduce all CO2 emissions, if we still want to deliver your parcels. That is why we have chosen to compensate for the emissions that we can't yet reduce.
How do you compensate?
We support a number of certified climate-projects around the world through our partner, ClimatePartner.
Sustainable energy, clean water, protection of forrests and less plastic in the ocean is just a handful of the projects we support through ClimatePartner.