About Us

GS1 India is a Standards body (registered under Societies Registration Act 1860) with founder members comprising Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, FIEO, IMC, APEDA, Spices Board, IIP and BIS. It is affiliated with GS1® a not for profit global standards organisation.

Our mission is to improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels through the use of global GS1 standards.

Our standards provide a global language of business that enable organisations to identify, capture and share information among trading partners in a uniform, structured, seamless and consistent manner.

We're best recognised for our barcode standard, which is scanned over 6 billion times each day – from scanning groceries, or buying products online, to locating equipment in a hospital quickly enough to save a life.

In Healthcare our standards enhance patient safety by enabling availability of life-saving drugs in particular and in the detection of spurious drugs through authentication and track and trace.

About GS1

GS1 is a not-for-profit, industry-led global organisation headquartered in Brussels and oversees operations of 112 GS1 Organisations across the world.

Over two million companies, across 25 industry sectors such as Retail, Healthcare, Transport and Logistics use GS1 standards. The majority of GS1 standards are endorsed and referenced in ISO standards.

GS1 helps everyone involved in making, moving and trading goods to automate and standardise their supply chain processes using the common language of GS1 global standards.

GS1 started with the barcode, which was first scanned more than 40 years ago at a Supermarket in Ohio, and they have evolved to enhance efficiency, safety and visibility across industry sectors. See how our standards have evolved.

GS1 standards strengthen consumer trust and confidence in the products they buy every day by providing them access to trusted product data and empower them to make informed choices. Towards this mission, GS1 is building the world’s largest source of trusted consumer-facing product data.