Who Controls the GDSN?

GS1 Global is a Belgium-based nonprofit that manages the GDSN. The organization develops and maintains global standards like the GDSN for business communication and has 1.5 million user companies. Its focus is data identification, capture, share, and use.

Some other GS1 Global standards include:

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Electronic Product Code (EPC) tags
  • Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS)
  • Global Electronic Party Information Registry (GEPIR)
  • Global Location Number (GLN)
  • Global Product Classification (GPC)
  • Global Service Relation Number (GSRN)
  • Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)
  • GS1 DataBar
  • GS1 DataMatrix
  • GS1 Digital Link
  • Mobile Ready Hero Image
  • Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tags