Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is GLS doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 29

GLS has a DitchCarbon Score of 29 out of 100, indicating a lower performance in sustainability efforts. This score suggests that the company has a relatively high carbon intensity compared to more sustainable peers. GLS may need to implement more effective measures to reduce its carbon footprint and improve its sustainability profile.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

GLS is a company in the transport services industry, which has a carbon intensity ranking of medium. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

GLS, located in the Netherlands, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity rating. This advantageous position supports the company’s sustainability efforts by reducing its overall carbon footprint.

...this company is doing 2.79% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Haarlemmermeer, GLS Group operates within the transport services industry, specializing in parcel delivery services across Europe and North America. With a network that includes over 120 hubs and more than 1,600 depots, GLS offers resilient and flexible logistics solutions, connecting customers in approximately 40 countries. In the fiscal year 2021/22, the company achieved a milestone with record revenues of 5 billion euros, delivering 870 million parcels.

Bad news, GLS has not committed to SBTi targets yet

GLS has committed to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) by aligning its carbon reduction strategies with the goals of the Paris Agreement. This means the company is working towards significantly reducing its greenhouse gas emissions across its operations and value chain to limit global warming.

There’s always room for improvement,

DitchCarbon recommends...

GLS should undertake a thorough inventory of all Scope 1 emissions sources and pursue energy efficiency improvements and a shift to low-carbon or renewable energy sources to potentially reduce emissions by 15%.
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Our methodology

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