The green initiative

Environmental Sustainability

We are committed to operating environmentally and sustainably to minimize our impact on the planet. We understand the importance of preserving natural resources for future generations and are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and protecting the environment.

To achieve this, we have implemented several initiatives and best practices in our operations, including:

  • Using energy-efficient vehicles and equipment.
  • Recycling and reducing waste.
  • Implementing sustainable sourcing practices.
  • Partnering with suppliers and vendors who share our commitment to sustainability.

We continuously seek new ways to reduce our environmental impact and are committed to being a leader in corporate social responsibility.

The GLS Group has been awarded the Silver Ecovadis sustainability rating. This recognition is a testament to our strong performance in four crucial areas: Environment, Labour & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. 

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GLS has established a method for calculating and declaring our energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for our transport services. This allows us to track our progress and identify areas where we can improve our environmental performance. 

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Our commitment

At GLS, we are dedicated to operating in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner, and we work hard to think and act in an environmentally friendly manner in all aspects of our business. Some of the efforts we have undertaken to achieve this include

  • Transport planning: We have implemented a range of initiatives to optimize our transportation routes and reduce our carbon footprint, including the use of advanced routing software, the deployment of energy-efficient vehicles, and the consolidation of shipments to reduce empty miles.

  • Sustainable sourcing: We have implemented sustainable sourcing practices to reduce our environmental impact and support the use of environmentally responsible materials and products.

  • Energy efficiency: We have invested in energy-efficient technologies and equipment to reduce our energy consumption and carbon footprint.

  • Waste reduction: We have implemented recycling programs and implemented best practices to reduce waste and increase resource efficiency.

  • Individual workspaces: We have implemented a range of initiatives to promote sustainability in our individual workspaces, including encouraging the use of reusable containers, promoting the use of public transportation, and providing recycling bins.

Our efforts

Replacing one-time-use shrink wrap with reusable bins

Plastic waste is a significant environmental issue, and we are committed to finding ways to reduce our plastic consumption and minimize our impact on the planet.

One way we are able to achieve this is by using environmentally friendly shipping containers. These containers are made from sustainable materials, such as recycled plastic or biodegradable materials, and can be reused or recycled after use. By using these containers, we are able to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic and minimize the amount of plastic waste generated by our operations.

Implementing an extensive corporate recycling programs

All GLS facilities participate in a waste reduction and recycling program.

By recycling, we are able to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and instead repurpose those materials for use in new products. 

Co-locating our primary IT infrastructure

A co-location solution allows GLS to minimize our environmental impact that is not possible in-house. 

By co-locating our IT operations, we are able to reduce our energy consumption, minimize our carbon footprint, and reduce the amount of resources needed to operate our business.