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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. The users of GS1 standards drive change by working in specialist groups.

Our standards development team guide the regular upgrading of our standards through a document development life cycle whose rules everyone agrees to. The Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) enables us to reach consensus around the creation and adoption of new standards smoothly and rapidly!

The Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) Manual explains in detail how the process works.

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Get involved

Our GSMP work groups identify requirements and agree standards for industries across the world.

Join a standards development workgroup