My automated overnight Google search function returned an interesting GS1 web page this morning that seems new, although sometimes funky things happen and I get old news. In this case, one factor suggesting this is new includes the appearance of a few typos on the page. But whether hot off the press or from the archives, this important page chronicles GS1′s involvement with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Founded in 1947, ISO consists of 157 national body members and, as GS1 notes, is a well-known and respected developer of international standards.
At the page, after describing the GS1-ISO connection, the achievements of their collaborations are listed and GS1 says this about the results:
The results of this collaboration have been nothing short of spectacular. The following lists the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31 Working Groups (WG) and their Subgroups (SG) and the standards published by these groups that are core technical standards for the GS1 System.
It’s worth taking a look. It’s a long and impressive list. You can access the web page and the listing here.