Developing the GS1 standards and services

GS1's standards and services are constantly being developed. The global development of GS1 standards takes place in a forum made up of experts from different industries and in related working groups. In Finland, we facilitate cooperation groups consisting of several companies, where our customers can develop the practices of their industry together.

International standard development

Representatives from more than 60 countries participate in the development of GS1 standards, and the goal is to find standard-based solutions to supply chain challenges affecting a wide range of industries. Among the industries included are retail trade, fresh food, health care, real estate and construction, as well as transport and logistics. GS1 Finland is actively involved in working groups to take Finland's views into global standard development and bring results and solutions for the benefit of our customers. Finnish companies are also welcome to international working groups.

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Working groups in Finland

In Finland, we facilitate collaboration groups, where our customers can jointly develop the practices of their industry, influence the development of our services, and network and learn from others. The working groups generally review the development needs of our services and look for ways to further improve and ensure the correctness and uniformity of product information. In addition, e.g. the effects of current themes on GS1's services and the contents of product information are investigated.

Our collaboration groups consist of trade and industrial companies of different sizes, including professionals from both small suppliers and central trade stores. The most important thing is the desire to develop and progress together. Depending on the goals and subject area, the groups can meet regularly with a fixed membership or they can also be gathered around a specific topic in a more project-like manner.


GS1 cooperation organizations in Finland

  • Elintarviketeollisuusliitto ry ETL (Finnish Food and Drink Industries' Federation)
  • Kosmetiikka- ja hygieniateollisuus ry (Finnish Cosmetic and Hygiene Industry Association)
  • Lääketietokeskus Oy (Pharmaceutical Information Centre)
  • LIMOWA ry Logistiikkakeskusklusteri (LIMOWA Logistics Cluster)
  • Logistiikkayritysten Liitto ry 
  • Päivittäistavarakauppa ry PTY (Finnish Grocery Trade Association)
  • Sailab ry 
  • Suomen Osto- ja Logistiikkayhdistys LOGY ry (Finnish Association of Purchasing and Logistics LOGY)
  • Suomen Pakkausyhdistys ry (Finnish Packaging Association)
  • Suomen Standardisoimisliitto SFS ry (Finnish Standards Association SFS)
  • TIEKE Tietoyhteiskunnan kehittämiskeskus ry (TIEKE Finnish Information Society Development Centre)


GS1 global cooperation organizations

Kuva GS1:n globaalit yhteistyöorganisaatiot

Want to know more? Contact our expert.

Kimmo Keravuori

Kimmo Keravuori

Development Manager
Mirva Alatyppö

Mirva Alatyppö

Service Development Manager