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Who we are

Who we are

Our purpose is to harness the power of standards
to transform the way people work and live.

We’re a community of more than 58,000 members working in retail, healthcare and other sectors.

We’re one of 116 neutral, not-for-profit, and independent GS1 organisations operating across 150 countries for the benefit of our members. And we harness the power of GS1 standards to transform the way people work and live.

That means that from product barcodes to patient wristbands, our standards have the power to deliver change now and in the future. Through initiatives like patient safety programmes and deposit return schemes, they’re driving efficiencies in supply chains and transparency in wider society.


Learn more about GS1 standards

GS1 standards provide a common way for businesses to uniquely identify, accurately capture and automatically share information about their products, locations, assets and much more.