The Global Language of Business

GS1 standards

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

Popular standards

GTIN

Identify products and services

EAN/UPC barcodes

Encode identity on consumer products

GLN

Identify parties and locations

GPC

Classify products by essential characteristics

2D barcodes

Encode more data and web-enable barcodes

SSCC

Identify logistic units

EPC/RFID

Encode identity in RFID tags and information systems

GS1 Global Data Model

Simplify product data requirements

GS1 DataBar barcode

Encode identity and more on small products

GDSN

Share master product data automatically

EPCIS

Share product movement and status information

GS1 Digital Link

Encode URL into barcode or tag with identifier

1D barcodes for logistics

Track logistic units through supply chain

EANCOM

Send UN/EDIFACT-based business messages

GS1 XML

Send electronic business messages

Learn about our standards

Identify

Uniquely identify products, places and things

Capture

Capture identity and more in a barcode or RFID tag

Share

Share data with trading partners, consumers and patients

In a world of growing data, GS1 standards help you single out what really matters. They give you a common language to identify, capture and share supply chain data—ensuring important information is accessible, accurate and easy to understand.

Standards in action

GS1 Discovery App
GS1 Discovery App

Exploring how standards work in CPG, fresh foods, foodservice and apparel

Fighting Illicit Trade
Fighting Illicit Trade (FIT)

Combat counterfeiting and illicit trade with GS1 standards

Traceability
Traceability

Apply the global framework for traceability solutions to your business

GDSN in healthcare
GDSN in healthcare case study

Learn how GDSN is helping hospitals improve patient care

New quick start guide
New quick start guide

Learn how to ensure your products bridge the physical and digital worlds

GS1 standards development
GS1 standards development

Get involved in solving industry-wide problems with standards

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