Comply with legislation

Comply with legislation - Circulaire Economie

The government is making increasing demands on companies and also on product information. GS1 helps companies to meet these requirements. Through the GS1 data pool, you can also share this kind of information. For example, information about hazardous substances, packaging or information on packaging/labels. And we are closely monitoring whether we can also help the industry share other types of data to comply with laws and regulations.

Complying with labelling legislation 

According to European Regulation (1169/2011), the labels of pre-packaged food must provide honest and clear information so that consumers can make the right food choices while paying attention to health, safety, origin and the environment. This product data is easily and quickly shared with retailers and other buyers.

All wines and spirits sold in the EU must include a list of ingredients and the full nutrition declaration on the label or online from 2024. GS1 has developed a service for this purpose. The GS1 e-label is a web page with the (minimum) legally required information displayed by scanning a QR code on the label.


Through the GS1 data pool, suppliers can share packaging information with their customers. That data can be used to show how sustainable packaging is and to comply with legal requirements.

  • Companies want to show their customers how sustainable the packaging of the products they sell is.
  • There is increasing European legislation on packaging that requires retailers to have more insight into the composition of packaging.
  • Data on packaging is needed to report to Fost Plus and Afvalfonds.

Digital Product Passport

The Digital Product Passport is one of the building blocks for the realisation of the European Union's Green Deal. It answers questions such as 'What is the CO2 footprint' and 'Where do I hand it in for recycling?' The Digital Product Passport accompanies the product on its journey through the circular chain. This requires a lot of data and that is where GS1 has an important role to play.