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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.

Enhanced GS1 standards development process to deliver:

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

Enter a Work Request   View the GSMP process manual


GS1 Standards Event 2016, 11-15 April, Jersey City, USA - Post-event

The week in Jersey City was a success!

Over 200 attendees from 25 countries came together to accelerate standards development, network with industry peers and to learn about GS1. It's where global standards are developed by industry, for industry!

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Save the dates for our next events:

GS1 Industry & Standards Event | 3-7 October 2016 | Brussels, Belgium

GS1 Standards Event | 20-24 March 2017 | Jersey City, NJ, USA      

How we develop standards

We develop our global supply chain standards in partnership with the industry experts and business teams who actually use them. 

News & Events

Check our latest news and events for standard developments.

Work groups

This area provides access to the different work groups currently run by GSMP and Industry Engagement. 

Get involved

You can shape the development of our standards by joining a Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) work group.