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Who is GS1?

GS1 global standards are the most widely used supply chain standards in the world. Over 2 million organisations across the globe use GS1 Standards today, to identify, capture and share information about their products, services, locations and assets.

GS1 is a not for profit organisation dedicated to the design and implementation of global standards and solutions to improve the efficiency and visibility of supply and demand chains globally. The GS1 system of standards is the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.

GS1 numbers and barcodes enable organisations of any size to order, track, trace, deliver and pay for goods across the supply chain, anywhere in the world. GS1 is recognised by the International Standards Organisation (ISO), the European Standardisation Committee (CEN) and the American National Standards Institute. Today, over two million member companies in 145 countries use GS1 standards as part of their daily business communications, representing some five billion scanning transactions a day.

Brochure: What is GS1?

A brief introductory guide to GS1 and the GS1 System of Supply Chain Standards covering:

  • The importance of standards
  • The role of GS1
  • The benefits and value of barcodes
  • Enabling supply chain visibility, traceability and safety
  • Achieving paperless trading with EDI.

Video: GS1 - the global language of business since 1973.

Documentary video: a history of the barcode and a behind the scenes at what the barcode has done to change retail operations and the lives of consumers today. Find out what's in store today and for the future.

Video: GS1 in our everyday lives

GS1 - making a difference to peoples lives, everyday, everywhere.