Background to GS1
GS1 is a not-for profit, standards organisation
GS1 is user-led and governed
GS1 believes in the power of standards to transform the way we work and live.
We create a common foundation for business by uniquely identifying, accurately capturing and automatically sharing vital information about products, locations and assets.
We enable visibility through the exchange of authentic data.
We empower business to grow and to improve efficiency, safety, security and sustainability.
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GS1 global standards are the most widely used supply chain standards in the world. Over 2 million organisations across the globe use GS1 standards today, to identify, capture and share information about their products, services, locations and assets.
With the support of its user-members, GS1 designs standards that improve the efficiency of supply chains.
The standards can be categorised into 3 groups – standards for identification (numbers), standards for data capture (barcodes and RFID tags) and standards that enable the sharing of data (standards for data structure and quality and electronic messages).
GS1 standards are used in multiple industry sectors including retail, consumer goods, fresh foods, healthcare (hospitals, pharma & medical devices) and transport & logistics.
The principal role of GS1 Ireland is to administer the licencing of GS1 Numbers (e.g. barcodes and other identifiers) to users in Ireland. We offer a range of technical support and educational services to help businesses use and benefits from these standards.
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