The Global Language of Business

Attribute Definitions for Business

The GS1 Attribute Definitions for Business (ADB) provide additional clarity to existing technical standards. Business-friendly names, definitions, examples and usage statements simplify meaning and usage of standard attributes for business users and communities.

ADBs were created, by request from the Consumer Goods Forum, to support the business processes:

  • verify
  • list/order
  • move/store
  • sell product digitally and physically

Currently, ADBs are providing additional clarity to the GS1 Global Data Model that spans a growing list of sectors. ADBs are currently available for the following categories:

  • Food
  • Near Food
  • Pet Food
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tobacco

The standard in Excel format makes sorting, searching and sharing easier. Additional support materials can be found in the Find out more section below.