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GS1 working groups

GS1 brings users from industries around the world to develop and implement supply chain standards. They work together to develop leading-edge, industry-wide standards, guidelines and solutions. This area provides access to the different working groups currently run by GSMP and Industry Engagement.

GS1 Community Room

Standard Development Groups

Click on working groups below to read about their objectives and how to join them:

Mission-specific Working Groups (MSWGs) develop new standards

GSMP 2D in Retail

GSMP Digital Signatures

GSMP Electronic health record patient demographics in GS1 barcodes


GSMP GS1 Circularity - Digital Product Passport

GSMP New EU requirements for medical devices identification

Standards Maintenance Groups (SMGs) improve existing standards


GSMP Global Product Classification (GPC)

GSMP Global Product Master Data (GPMD)

GSMP Identification and Automatic Identification & Data Capture (ID/AIDC)

GSMP Images, Digital & Electronic Assets (IDEAs)

GSMP Visibility

GSMP Web Technology

Industry Groups

Industry work groups exist to bring clear business needs into the standards development process and to ensure the implementation of GS1 standards.

Consumer Product Variant Discussion Group

Fresh Foods

Global Data Synchronisation


Transport & Logistics