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Prove your value as a supplier with the GS1 UK Certificate of Excellence

In complex supply chains, retailers need to know they can trust their suppliers. Our Certificate of Excellence demonstrates this trust and reinforces your brand value by showing retailers that you adhere to GS1 supply chain best practice.

What are the benefits of trusted supplier status?

  • Lower incidence of product rejection
  • Quicker delivery times
  • Reduce the number of manual procedures and human error
  • Fewer fines
  • Faster payment

Why do retailers need this?

With hundreds, even thousands of suppliers, retailers are looking for a trusted partner that they know they can rely on, save them money and ensure they meet their customers’ expectations.

What we test

  • Correct and consistent Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Accuracy of product data
  • Quality of shipping labels and barcodes
  • Assessment and accreditation of your staff


Costs vary based on the size and complexity of your organisation.


GS1 UK is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales under company number 01256140. Registered office Staple Court, 11 Staple Inn Buildings, London, WC1V 7QH. VAT number GB287940215.