GS1 is at the forefront of unique identification. We advance identification technologies for a changing world. With everyday standards like the barcode, GS1 has proven its commitment to safety and security of companies and people alike.
We are a trusted partner of governments, private entities and academia around the world. Accredited to issue LEIs and backed by member organisations over 100 countries, GS1 is ready to provide an unparalleled LEI service with local experts and a dedicated customer support network.
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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.
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.