The Strategic council takes a strategic view of the sector, decides on proposals for new projects, advises GS1 Netherlands' management and directs the working and project groups. Members also chair a Business group.
In the Business groups, proposals are discussed periodically, feedback is collected from the rest of the participants and advice is given to the Strategic council. Proposals are introduced by the group itself, but also by the Strategic council or GS1. There are Business groups for national producers, multinational suppliers, fresh suppliers and retailers/wholesalers.
Various working and project groups examine the feasibility of proposals and advise the Strategic council on them. They also develop the proposals, implement them and report on them to the Strategic council.