Now we have it black on white or better green on blue: Our parcel shipping is also environmentally friendly! Between January and December 2020, we actively participated in the GLS Climate Protect program and thus handled parcel shipping via General Logistics Systems Germany GmbH & Co. OHG in a climate-neutral manner.
All climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions generated during the transport of our goods shipments are offset by investments in an externally certified forest protection and reforestation project (VCS/CCB standard). In addition, GLS Germany says it is consistently investing in the further reduction and avoidance of CO2 emissions as part of GLS KlimaProtect.
The measures are to include the use of 100 percent sustainably produced electricity at all German sites, as well as the increased use of electric vehicles, the expansion of the charging infrastructures required for this, the establishment of micro depots close to cities, and the expansion of photovoltaic systems. In this way, the CEP service provider aims to drive forward zero-emission delivery in German city centers.
Environmental protection according to proven standards
According to the non-profit environmental protection organization Prima Klima e. V., the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) used by GLS currently dominates the market for voluntary CO2 compensation offers. More precisely, the focus of VCS is on offering serious calculation methods for CO2 balancing.
The Climate, Community & Biodiversity Alliance (CCB) certifies projects that make special contributions to community well-being and biodiversity and, according to Prima Klima, “perfectly complements” the VCS standard.
For more information on GLS KlimaProtect, please visit the website at gls-group.com/en/gls-informed/klima-protect.