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We harness the power of standards
to transform the way people work and live

The common language of GS1 standards is helping our community of over 2 million organisations globally to uniquely identify, describe and track anything, creating greater trust in data for everyone.

Getting started

Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a large global brand, our standards can power your business to trade seamlessly, efficiently and safely – both digitally and physically.

Deposit return schemes (DRS): are consumers and industry ready?

With DRS soon to be rolled out across the four nations, we have launched a new campaign exploring awareness, readiness and attitudes as well as the challenges facing successful implementation in the UK.

Deposit return schemes (DRS): are consumers and industry ready?

Our latest news

Read our latest news and you will learn how our standards are being applied throughout the UK and globally.

Our latest campaigns

We’re campaigning on the topics where our standards can be used to power a safer and more sustainable world – including sustainability, patient safety, trade and food safety.

Meet our members

Member stories

See how we support our members and help them grow their businesses.

Standards & services

Our standards provide a common way for you to uniquely identify, accurately capture and automatically share information about your products, locations, assets and more.

Get a barcode

Need a barcode?

Whether you’re selling your products online or in store, it all starts with a GS1 number and barcode.