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We work with many companies in multiple industries, and collaborate with other leading industry associations. Read our latest news and you will learn how our standards are being applied throughout the UK and globally. And you can read our case studies and press releases too.

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GMHSCP's journey towards creating a safer healthcare supply chain

For Neil Hind* and the team at GMHSCP, adopting GS1 standards is enabling them develop a better, safer, and more efficient healthcare supply chain.

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SMEs look online to market themselves out of the COVID crisis

According to a survey conducted by small-business community, Enterprise Nation, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to hone their online and marketing skills.

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The future of on-pack coding

What is the future of the barcode and why is it important to your business?

The world has changed significantly since the introduction of the barcode in 1974 and, with it, the demands for accurate data have increased.

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GS1 UK chairman outlines seven vital ways supply chains can survive COVID-19

In mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the UK in earnest and store shelves began to empty.


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SMEs v. COVID-19 – the start of a direct-to-consumer revolution?

As the coronavirus pandemic impacts economies around the world, resourceful small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are going direct-to-consumer (DTC) to beat the disease and ensure their commercial survival.

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A thank you to the healthcare community

Over the past few months, healthcare systems around the world have been facing their biggest challenge in modern times.

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Standards will be vital to the new plastic packaging tax

In his recent Budget announcement, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans for a new plastic packaging tax to "tackle the scourge of plastic waste".

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GS1 UK appoints next CEO, Anne Godfrey

GS1 UK has revealed their next CEO. Anne Godfrey, who is currently the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), will join in August. 

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UK Government appoints GS1 UK chairman Chris Tyas to strategic supply chain role

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has appointed GS1 UK chairman Chris Tyas to a strategic role to help ensure the nation’s supply chain integrity as the country reacts to the global pandemic.

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Support for you and your business during Coronavirus

A message from everyone at GS1 UK In common with every one of our 42,000 members – companies large and small - we at GS1 UK are focused on two things right now: the health and wellbeing of our people and providing ongoing support to our members.

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