GS1 Global LEI Service

With more than 40 years of experience in the identification of unique products and entities, GS1 and its global network of 112 Member Organisations are uniquely qualified to offer a complete LEI service with expertise in data validation and knowledge of local language, laws and regulations.

Enable your company to meet financial regulatory requirements and make smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with.

GS1 AISBL (GS1) is an international nonprofit association incorporated in Belgium and based in Brussels. GS1 is an accredited Local Operating Unit (LOU) authorised by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) to issue Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) and provide related services.

The GS1 LOU Service Centre (GS1 LSC) is the designated operations agent for GS1 in GS1's role as an LOU. Operation of the GS1 LSC is a service performed by GS1 Germany under contract with GS1. GS1 Germany performs its role as the GS1 LSC separately from its role as a GS1 member organisation.

LEI.Direct is a website maintained by GS1 and the GS1 LSC to provide LEI services.

About GS1

GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation that develops and maintains the most widely used global standards for efficient business communication. We are best known for the barcode, named by the BBC as one of “the 50 things that made the world economy”. GS1 standards improve the efficiency, safety and visibility of supply chains across physical and digital channels in 25 sectors. Our scale and reach – local Member Organisations in 112 countries, 1.5 million user companies and 6 billion transactions every day – help ensure that GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes across the globe. Find out more at

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GS1 supports the global implementation of the LEI, get additional information here.