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We work with many companies in multiple industries, and collaborate with other leading industry associations. Read our latest news and you will learn how our standards are being applied throughout the UK and globally. And you can read our case studies and press releases too.

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plastic packaging

Standards will be vital to the new plastic packaging tax

In his recent Budget announcement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans for a new plastic packaging tax to "tackle the scourge of plastic waste".

Industry news

03/04/2020

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GS1 UK appoints next CEO, Anne Godfrey

GS1 UK has revealed their next CEO. Anne Godfrey, who is currently the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), will join in August. 

Industry news

02/04/2020

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UK Government appoints GS1 UK chairman Chris Tyas to strategic supply chain role

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has appointed GS1 UK chairman Chris Tyas to a strategic role to help ensure the nation’s supply chain integrity as the country reacts to the global pandemic. The priorities of the position will be to identify immediate issue

Industry news

25/03/2020

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Support for you and your business during Coronavirus

A message from everyone at GS1 UK In common with every one of our 42,000 members – companies large and small - we at GS1 UK are focused on two things right now: the health and wellbeing of our people and providing ongoing support to our members.

Industry news

19/03/2020

The budget

The 2020 Budget in brief – what’s in it for SMEs?

The annual Budget is particularly important for the UK’s small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), that account for 99.9 per cent of the UK’s business population, 60 per cent of its workforce and half of all the UK’s private sector turnover.

Industry news

13/03/2020

What GS1 UK learnt at Retail Without Borders

What did we learn at Retail Without Borders 2020?

A few weeks ago, our marketplaces team attended Europe's leading online marketplace conference, Retail Without Borders. Here is a quick summary of what we learnt.

Industry news

12/03/2020

Google endorses GS1 standards

Google endorses GS1 projects

At this year's GS1 Global Forum, Google endorsed the importance of GS1 projects to improve search and overall customer experience. Our marketplace engagement manager, Lorna Leaver, shares highlights from Google's keynote presentation and provides some practical tips that you can implement to improve your online visibility.

Industry news

09/03/2020

Industry standards, barcodes and how to comply…

Industry standards, barcodes and how to comply…

The world of supply-chain standards can be confusing. But with a little help from our engagement manager, Lorna Leaver, we try to debunk your most common standards, barcode and compliance questions

19/02/2020

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Six key takeaways to consider when adopting standards

GS1 UK’s healthcare team are on a countrywide tour, speaking to the chief information officers and chief clinical information officers of NHS trusts and CCGs, to discover how standards are helping to improve the way their organisations work. On 21 November, 13 representatives from nine

Industry news

12/02/2020

Fixing the future of plastics by doing the right thing

Fixing the future of plastics by doing the right thing

Scotland will soon be the first UK nation to introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers.

Industry news

27/01/2020

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