neutral, global collaboration platform that brings industry leaders, government, regulators, academia, and associations together to develop standards-based solutions to address the challenges of data exchange. Our scale and reach—local Member Organisations in 115 countries, over two million user companies and 6 billion transactions every day—helps ensure that there is a common language of business across the globe.

Our healthcare user groups are open to pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors, group purchasing organisations, hospitals, pharmacies, logistics providers, governmental and regulatory bodies, and trade associations.

Our mission is to increase patient safety, supply chain security and efficiency, traceability and accurate data synchronisation in healthcare.


neutral, not-for-profit, global organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world

  • Term Reference: GS1