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What are standards

What are standards?

A standard is an agreed way of doing something.
They can cover a wide range of industries, subjects and processes.

Standards are the distilled wisdom of people with expertise in their subject matter and who know the needs of organisations they represent – people such as manufacturers, sellers, buyers, customers, trade associations, and regulators.

Standards are powerful tools that help drive innovation and productivity. They make organisations more successful and people’s everyday lives easier, safer and healthier.

GS1 standards provide a common language that allow businesses to identify, capture, and share information the same way all over the world. Once people are doing things the same way, it makes processes far easier, cheaper, faster, and safer.

Through the power of GS1 standards, organisations can use accurate, robust information that makes it possible for the right product to be in the right place at the right time.

Consumers are better informed, are able to find the products they are looking for, and are protected through improved traceability. Patients can expect safer treatment.

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.