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Standards development

Business is easier when you speak the same language as your customers, suppliers and partners.

Though we all work in our own way, problems and differences become solutions when we all work together. That’s where GS1 can help.

GS1 standards create a common foundation for business by uniquely identifying, accurately capturing and automatically sharing vital information about products, locations and assets.

The GSMP (Global Standards Management Process) is a community-based forum for businesses facing similar problems to work together and develop standards-based solutions. Standards created by industry, for industry.

A neutral participant, GS1 facilitates dialogue and the development of standards-based solutions among business and technical people from nearly sixty countries. Industries represented include retail and consumer goods, fresh foods, healthcare, transport and logistics, governments and many more.

Learn more about the GS1 GSMP

GSMP introduction presentation

GSMP process

Standards library

Enhanced GS1 standards development process to deliver:

  • Standards and guidelines relevant to industry
  • Efficient process making effective use of participants' time
  • Broader industry participation
View the GSMP process manual


Standards library

Standards library

Need to know about the technical details behind the standards? The GS1 standards library gives you access to all our documentation