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Standards development

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

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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.