GS1 Standards

GS1 standards

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

Standards that identify

Standards that identify

Uniquely identify products, places, people, assets and more.

Standards for capturing information

Standards for capturing information

Automatically identify and capture through barcodes and RFID.

Standards for sharing information

Standards for sharing information

Share data with trading partners, consumers and patients.

Standards in action

Discovery app

GS1 discovery app

Discover how standards work in CPG, fresh foods, foodservice and apparel.

GS1 standards in development

GS1 standards in development

Get involved in solving industry-wide problems with standards.

Traceability

Traceability

GS1 standards powering traceability across the world.

Standards resources

GS1 General Specifications

The GS1 General Specifications is the core standards document of the GS1 system describing how GS1 barcodes and identification keys should be used.

GS1 glossary

This is the central repository for GS1 glossary content.

Global Standards Management Process (GSMP)

A community-based forum for businesses facing similar problems to work together and develop standards-based solutions.

Recent GS1 standards & guidelines

A summary of all the most recent GS1 standards, guidelines and other important GSMP document is posted here.