About GS1 standards
In our current economy it is important for businesses to remain efficient and flexible. Just like clients expect their desired products to be at the desired location at the desired time, businesses need correct standards in order to comply with the requirements of complex delivery chains and regulations.
Within GS1, businesses faced with comparable challenges can cooperate in developing solutions based on standards.
GS1 standards development
A GS1 standard comprises a set of voluntary agreements aimed at easing the exchange of information in (international) trade. These standards are 'alive': they are constantly adapted to the markets' needs.
The GS1 Global Standards Management Process (GSMP) is the process in which our standards are developed. The GS1 Global Office website provides additional information on the development of standards.
Change request for standard change
You can submit a change request for a change to a standard or guideline.
The change management process ensures efficient processing, transparent coordination and approval of a change. International changes to standards are also executed (if neccesary).
What themes can you submit a change request for?
You may submit a change request for:
- Change in functionality of an existing standard
- Expansion of functionality of an existing standard
- Change in GS1 Data Source (GS1 DAS)
- Development of a new standard
As well as for:
- Correction of errors/incompleteness in GS1 documentation
- Translation requests of GS1 documentation
- Technical revision of (your) process/documentation
- Requests for a new quality mark for GS1 Data Source
You can not submit a change request for:
- This website
- Test robots
- Tools and associated manuals (such as GEPIR, address code book, etc.)
Submitting a change request
Fill out the request form using the link below. Change requests regarding GS1 Data Source are an international affair. Please fill out this form in English.
Submit change request