GS1 Standards make the supply chain more efficient and effective.

GS1 Standards have provided a common foundation for business since the first barcode was scanned over 40 years ago. In fact, there are over 5 billion successful scans of a GS1 barcode every single day.

Our globally recognised standards help our members – wherever they operate in the value chain and whatever their size – to uniquely identify, capture and share information, ensuring important information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.

Our standards also play their part across industries and around the world.

Adopted by the retail sector for the last 40 years, GS1 Standards have been well embraced by other sectors - from apparel and healthcare to transport and logistics - as they underpin supply chains, reduce costs and deliver exceptional efficiency.

GS1 Standards