35th Anniversary of GS1 Singapore

35 years of GS1 Singapore

Empowering the Past, Transforming the Future


In 2022, GS1 Singapore celebrates 35 years of digitalising industry through administration of the global multi-industry GS1 standards-based system of automatic identification (using barcodes, 2D-codes and RFID - radio frequency identification) and communication for products, services, assets and locations. For the past 35 years, GS1 Singapore took on a leading role in Singapore in establishing a global multi-industry system of identification and communication for products and services based on international accepted and business led standards. In today’s omni-channel commerce world, GS1 standards are still being used to identify, capture and share information about products – both in stores an online – so that retailers can fully leverage well-established distribution networks, enhance customer experiences, increase sales and build trust in their brands by providing accurate, up-to-date information.

With our network of 115 GS1 member organisations (MOs) around the world today, over one million member companies in 155 countries use GS1 standards as part of their daily business communications. This represents over six billion scanning transactions a day. GS1 Singapore is here to help Singapore companies become more efficient; our fundamental role apart from allocating GS1 company prefix numbers and Global Location Number, is also to help companies adopt world's best practices in supply chain management.