About us

GS1 believes in the power of standards to transform the way we work and live.

A global language of business

Clear communication between buyers, sellers and distributors is crucial for the efficiency of commerce. But if everyone has different ways of communicating, it will be difficult to exchange even the simplest information. A common language is needed, and this is where GS1 comes into the picture.

Ever since 1974 when the first barcode was scanned in a grocery store, GS1 has numbered the world with its unique system. Over 10 billion barcodes are now scanned every day – and companies have been given a standardised business language to exchange information about products, transactions and locations.

GS1 barcode

Our history

Connecting physical and digital

Today, standards and services from GS1 enable many industries to share the digital story of their physical supply chain. When it is possible to identify, describe and track trade items, goods and places around the world – and create a digital product version that matches the physical, companies get a boost in their digital transformation.

Consumers, patients, business partners and government agencies are demanding more and better product data – and in order for it not to be complex and costly, more industries than ever before are using our global standards for data exchange.

Benefits for your business

2d-koder-inom-retail ger bättre förpackningar
Efficient logistics
2d codes in retail - provides better traceability
Fast deliveries
Higher patient safety
Accurate product information
Traceability and sustainability
Reduced costs

Standards for the future

GS1 gears

GS1 standards create the opportunity for companies of all sizes to identify, capture and share unique information, across the entire supply chain.

In a rapidly changing world, we adapt to new technologies and increased globalisation. Our standards are constantly evolving to meet increased demands for traceability, sustainability and consumer safety.

In a circular economy, data needs to be structured and shared through global and open standards. GS1 works actively with government agencies, organisations and industries to support the UN’s global goals through the adoption of GS1 standards.

In collaboration with our users

The development and maintenance of standards, solutions and services takes place together with our customers in user groups.

By participating in GS1 Sweden’s user groups, you are involved in influencing global standards. Here we agree on proposals on how GS1 standards should further increase the efficiency in the supply chain.

Since different business partners are represented in the groups, the work provides a better consensus, which in turn streamlines companies in the industry.

This is GS1

GS1 Sweden is one of 116 local GS1 member organisations in the world. We are a not-for-profit organisation where any profits are reinvested in the business.

GS1 is not for profit and our standards are industry neutral.
User driven
Standards are developed together with our users in user groups
Our standards can be used by all companies and the user groups are open to everyone.

GS1 Sweden

GS1 Sweden AB is owned equally by the industry organisations Dagligvaruleverantörerna (DLF) and Svensk Dagligvaruhandel (SvDH). GS1 Sweden was previously called EAN Sweden.

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