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About US

The Green Initiative

Protecting our environment is a guiding principle at GLS-US. As a logistics company offering parcel and freight services, we recognize we have a significant role to play in ensuring the sustainability of our planet’s most precious resources. Following the leadership of our parent company, General Logistics Systems, we are committed to protecting our environment through three specific means:

  • The responsible handling of resources
  • The reduction of emissions
  • The optimization of waste disposal

From transport planning to our individual workspaces, we work hard to think and act in an environmentally friendly manner. Some of these efforts have included:

  • Participating in the EPA’s Smartway Transport Partnership and purchasing 29 tractors and 30 trailers that are Smartway compliant. These trailers provide better fuel economy and a cleaner ride, creating a fuel consumption savings of 5.6%
  • Using electric and/or EPA certified forklifts for our warehouse facilities
  • Replacing one-time-use shrink wrap with reusable bins at our distribution centers.
  • Offering many paperless billing options to our customers, with most billed packages defaulting to the E-billing option, which provides over 6.6 tons of annual CO2 savings
  • Implementing an extensive corporate recycling program that includes paper, cans, bottles, printer toner cartridges, fluorescent lights, batteries, plastic and more. We also properly dispose of electronic waste in accordance with California’s Electronic Waste Recycling Act
  • Co-locating our primary IT infrastructure in a Bay Area Green Business Program-certified data center

We know that even small efforts make a big difference in the quest for a healthy planet. As we strive for continued environmental stewardship and sustainability, we urge our employees, customers and business partners to join our efforts.

Read the updated 2019/2020 Sustainability Report

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