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New report paves the way for major shake-up of the UK’s construction product testing regime

A new report has revealed significant failings in the current testing regime and recommends a series of sweeping reforms.

Industry news


Scotland's DRS delayed until March 2024

GS1 UK CEO Anne Godfrey shares our thoughts on how the extended timeline presents a valuable opportunity to ensure Scotland's DRS delivers on its aims. 

Opinion piece


New research reveals gaps in knowledge and support are preventing UK SMEs from taking action on climate change

Our research found that while motivation is high, there remain significant blockers preventing SMEs from implementing change and that more support is needed to help them act.

Industry news


The barcode at 50: the unsung hero of global commerce

Barcodes are all around us; found on almost every product we see and touch, impacting almost every aspect of our daily lives. But do British consumers understand how they work, recognise their impact, or know their origins?

Industry news


The iconic barcode turns 50 today

The invention that revolutionised society; is used 10 billion times each day globally; and seen by Brits on average more than 20 times a day, is turning 50 today.


GS1 UK appoints Syndigo to enhance productDNA data management and sharing service

After a thorough evaluation process, GS1 UK has appointed Syndigo to manage productDNA.

Industry news


One barcode, infinite possibilities

Discover how leading brands and retailers such Procter & Gamble and Carrefour are harnessing the power of next generation barcodes. 

Industry news


UK businesses must comply with new French labelling laws

In order to tackle the significant environmental impact of packaging waste, the French government recently introduced changes to household packaging legislations.

Industry news


Standardising construction

Our first GS1 UK construction event brought together experts from across industry to explore the role of trusted data in building a more productive, safer and sustainable future.

Industry news


Food Data Transparency Partnership launches with clear objectives to drive sustainable change across the food system

This transformational, multi-year partnership between government, industry, academia and civil society, aims to improve the availability, accessibility, and policy-use of data across key health, animal welfare and sustainability metrics.

Industry news


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