For the people of today and tomorrow
People of different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, religions and world views all work for, and at GLS. Appreciation, respect and understanding in dealings with employees and partners represent one of the key principles of the GLS Group.
Another key component in terms of collaboration is intensive communication with the transport partners who handle parcel collection and delivery on behalf of GLS.
The GLS Group regards staff development as a key pillar in terms of safeguarding the sustainable success of the company and its employees.
Furthermore, the management and workforce are committed to helping people in need. GLS subsidiaries across Europe and North America support selected initiatives in their societies.
Our corporate culture is characterised by variety and diversity - that is what GLS stands for. We celebrate this day together with our employees and partners in over 40 countries. Because we are proud of the diversity that unites us within the GLS network. Our pictures speak for themselves!
GLS supports Plant-for-the-Planet
To give delicious chocolate for Christmas – and support an environmental project at the same time. This was the idea when GLS decided to buy The Change Chocolate as a Christmas present for customers throughout Europe.
The Change Chocolate is a fair-trade product, supporting the global children and youth initiative Plant-for-the-Planet. With the plantation of 485 trees, GLS is thus contributing to reforestation on the Yocatán Peninsula in Mexico.
GLS Ireland delivers Volunteer Ireland Awards
GLS Ireland, the official delivery partner of Volunteer Ireland, has delivered 40 awards honouring volunteers in Ireland. The partnership stresses the company’s commitment to community service.
GLS Czech Republic supports “On bike for children”
“On bike for children” is the endowment fund of Josef Zimovčák and supports children with cancer. The funds raised across the Czech Republic during cycling rides under the leadership of the multiple world champion in high-speed riding and Tour de France competitor Josef Zimovčák are used to fight cancer and provide rehabilitation stays/therapies. GLS has been supporting “On bike for children” since 2019.
GLS celebrates International Parcel Day 2019
Together with Caritas, GLS used the International Parcel Day to show its support for inclusion. GLS and the charity jointly took part in Europe’s largest family celebration for people with and without disabilities.
Training and professional development
GLS supports the development of young employees with a sound and practically relevant training programme. The GLS Group provides its employees with individual training and leadership opportunities.
In Germany, for example, GLS trains CEP professionals, IT professionals, office communication professionals and IT system integration experts. A dual study course in logistics management and business informatics is offered in conjunction with universities of applied science. The professional development portfolio is rounded off with an in-house business management programme.
GLS uses its country-specific structures to support selected initiatives in each nation. GLS national subsidiaries support numerous charitable projects by organising both regional and nationwide initiatives.
These include free parcel shipping for aid organisations and the sponsorship of foundations for people with developmental or physical disabilities. At a local level, the depots provide financial support to many nursery schools, hospitals, hospices and other charitable institutions. Further activities can be found on the websites of the GLS subsidiaries as well in the Group’s Corporate Responsibility Report.
Culture and sports sponsoring
As a part of modern society, GLS gets involved in sport and cultural projects. In some cases these sponsorships are combined with a social commitment. GLS Belgium, for examples, sponsors the Belgian national football team, and staff, partners and people with disabilities are invited to each home game of the team.
GLS is an international deferred parcel network. It is built on a strong local market presence.
Protecting our environment is a guiding principle at GLS and one that is brought to life by employees across Europe.
GLS takes its responsibility for employees, society and the protection of the environment seriously.