GS1 Global LEI Services

We empower organisations to grow efficiently, sustainably and safely - helping transform the way we work and live.

About GS1

GS1 is a neutral, not-for-profit organisation.


We develop and maintain 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 115 countries, nearly 2 million user companies and more than 6 billion transactions every day – help ensure that GS1 standards create a common language that supports systems and processes across the globe.

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Peace of mind begins with a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) from GS1. GLEIF-accredited and with nearly half a century of expertise in unique identification our global GS1 network is ready to support you every step of the way.
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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.

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For the most commonly asked questions, please check our FAQ section. If you are attempting to challenge an LEI record, please contact us directly via email. For all other inquiries, please complete to the contact form and our dedicated customer service team will assist you promptly.