Certified quality and sustainability

GLS ensures, monitors and improves quality and sustainability with a Europe-wide quality and environmental management system. The company is certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001:2015 and 14001:2015 by Dekra, one of the largest international issuers of management certification. As such, GLS meets internationally recognised high standards.

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GDP – certified transport of medication

GLS has been awarded GDP (Good Distribution Practice) compliance certification in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland and Spain. GDP guidelines are mandatory for the wholesale of pharmaceuticals across the EU. In six countries, GLS therefore meets the stringent requirements for the safe, hygienic and product-appropriate transport of human medication. It is intended that other GLS companies obtain the certification.

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Seal of approval for quality management

Comprehensive quality assurance at GLS includes precisely defined work processes, quality guidelines with inspection routines and regular audits.

GLS guarantees, checks and improves quality with a Europe-wide quality management system. With its quality management system, GLS meets high, internationally recognised standards according to DIN ISO 9001:2015.

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Seal of approval for environmental management

GLS operates in an environmentally friendly manner and puts sustainability projects into practice at all national subsidiaries. GLS has gained ISO 14001:2015 certification for its environmental management system in all European countries. This globally valid and recognised standard is one of the most important environmental management benchmarks for manufacturing companies and service providers alike.

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EcoVadis silver rating

EcoVadis Certification

GLS Group’s sustainability efforts have been rewarded with the EcoVadis Silver Certificate. EcoVadis looks at a range of metrics under the categories: Environment, Sustainable Procurement, Ethics, Labour & Human Rights, rating companies against the highest possible standard. GLS Group’s environmental impact score of 80/100 puts the company among the 7% top-rated companies in the sector within the Environmental category. Overall, GLS is in the top 8% of companies in the postal, courier and freight transport industry assessed by EcoVadis.

CDP – Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project is a non-profit organisation that collects and publishes companies’ environmental data on the basis of standardised questionnaires.

GLS takes part in the annual survey together with its parent company, International Distribution Services.