Ensuring our standards meet the needs of UK industry
Our technical groups bring together experts from many companies, from retailers, hospitals and foodservice operators and their suppliers, to service providers and their customers. Their aim is to ensure our standards meet the needs of UK industry, by representing our members' interests in our Global Standards Management Process (GSMP).
Each group has a clearly defined scope and agreed objectives – working for the benefit of the whole industry.
Key aims include:
- Reviewing new or proposed global standards and developing the UK response
- Developing support materials to help our standards gain industry-wide adoption
Our technical groups currently cover the following areas:
- Barcode Development & Implementation Group (BCG)
- EDI Standards and Implementation Group (ESIG)
How to join a group
As a GS1 UK member you’re eligible to join our technical groups. You need a good understanding of the processes related to our standards, and of course a keen interest in developing standards for industry-wide benefit. Contact John Papadopoulos for information about ESIG or Neil Piper for information about BCG.