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.



GS1 work groups meet face-to-face twice a year.

  • Upcoming events:
    • GS1 Standards Event co-located at GS1 Connect, 15-16 June 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA
    • GS1 Industry & Standards Event, 14-18 September 2020 in Brussels, Belguim
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Our GSMP work groups identify requirements and agree standards for industries across the world. 

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