Public policy

Public policy

Helping to solve some of the biggest
challenges facing legislators and regulators today.

We’re addressing the legislation and regulation affecting our members now and in the future by collaborating with them and other like-minded industry bodies.

That includes campaigning on topics like sustainability, patient safety, trade and food safety, where our standards can support the delivery of legislation that works in the real world.

It’s through these campaigns that we engage with the regulators and legislators across the four nations that want to benefit from the insights we gather from our members and the wider GS1 network.

Public policy priorities

Food safety

Our standards not only enable products to be tracked across supply chains, but also deliver trusted data to inform and protect customers.


We’re harnessing the power of standards to drive the move towards a more circular economy.

Patient safety

GS1 standards are helping the NHS save thousands of lives and millions of pounds.

International trade

We’re working with others to understand where the Smart Borders processes can be implemented and how GS1 standards can be used to make it frictionless.

Contact us

Get in touch to find out more, or get involved with the work we’re doing to support policy makers across the UK.