Quality/environmental management and GDP

GLS Group renews and expands certification

  • Recertification in accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001 in 18 countries
  • GDP certification in Denmark and Ireland

Amsterdam, 14 November 2017. The ISO certificates for quality and environmental management at the GLS Group have now been renewed for the next three years. The Europe-wide parcel service provider has also achieved GDP certification for the transportation of medicinal products in two more countries.

The quality and environmental management systems have been recertified at GLS operating companies in 18 countries. The Europe-wide GLS system comprises numerous national organisations. “Certification contributes to shared standards and boosts the transparency of our products and services in the eyes of our customers,” says Rico Back, CEO of the GLS Group. “It also confirms that the systems, which are geared towards their respective national markets, have been developed consistently and in compliance with standards.”

Good Distribution Practice

GLS also obtained GDP (Good Distribution Practice) certification in Denmark and Ireland this autumn. As a result, GLS companies in four countries now meet the stringent safety and hygiene requirements for the non-temperature-controlled transport of medicinal products for human use. The parcel service provider has been GDP-certified in Germany and France since 2016.

GLS contracted DQS – one of the largest international providers of management system certification – for almost all the certificates. Rico Back: “We were able to streamline auditing processes at our national subsidiaries thanks to centralised management from a single source.”

The GLS Group

GLS, General Logistics Systems B.V. (headquartered in Amsterdam), realises reliable, high-quality parcel services for over 270,000 customers, complemented by logistics and express services. “Quality leader in European parcel logistics” is GLS’ guiding principle, sustainability being one of the core values. Through wholly owned and partner companies, the Group provides a network coverage of 41 European and seven U.S. states and is globally connected via contractual agreements. Over 70 central and regional transshipment points and more than 1,000 depots are at GLS’ disposal. With its ground based network GLS is one of the leading parcel service providers in Europe. GLS counts 17,000 employees and every day around 26,000 vehicles are on route for GLS. In the financial year 2016/17 GLS achieved revenues of 2.5 billion euros and transported 508 million parcels.

More information: gls-group.eu