Standards development

GS1 standards create a common foundation for business by uniquely identifying, accurately capturing and automatically sharing vital information about products, locations and assets.

The GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) is the backbone of our work to develop and publish globally applicable, royalty-free (to the best of our ability) standards that meet the needs and requirements of our GS1 community. 


GS1 and its community just ratified a new process to deliver best in class standards – benefits include:

  • More Relevant Standards
  • More Efficient Standards Process
  • Broader Industry Participation

The new Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) manual has been ratified and the new process is effective from 1 July 2015.

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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. 

News & Events

Check our latest news and events for standard developments.


This area provides access to the different work groups currently run by GSMP and Industry Engagement. 

Get involved

You can shape the development of our standards by joining a Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) work group.