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.

The GSMP best-in-class process operates under guiding principles:

  • Deliver global standards and guidelines relevant to industry
  • Make effective use of participants' time through a highly efficient process
  • Broad, multi-industry participation

  GSMP value statement


How we develop standards

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

Working Groups

Find out what GS1 global working groups are developing and how to get involved. 

Work Request System

You can shape GS1 global standards by submitting a request to develop a new standard or enhance an existing one. 

News & Events

Be informed about standards development news and events. 

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GS1 Standards Event 2019