About Us

GS1 UAE is the leading provider of supply chain standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. We introduced barcoding to the UAE in 2000 and today we enable more than 1,000 companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system.
We bring businesses, associations and industries together. This blended community comes to GS1 UAE for advice, networking and solutions to their supply chain challenges. GS1 UAE is part of a worldwide network of GS1 organizations in over 100 countries and a global office based in Brussels, Belgium. Our charter is to supply and manage barcode numbers, operate and manage supply chain standards in accordance with our global GS1 system and to provide related solutions and services to our customers.

Our Mission and Vision

At GS1 UAE, we strive to be the “Global Language of Business”. We also aim to make GS1 standards and services the most trusted and used in the supply chain.

Our Purpose

At GS1 UAE, our aim is to help Emarati businesses adopt GS1 standards and encourage local businesses to play a key role in developing and maintaining the standards on an ongoing basis.

Future Goals

Looking towards the future, our aim is to:

  • Encourage businesses from an increasing range of industry sectors to collaborate more actively with us and each other.
  • Provide a range of services that allow businesses to use the GS1 system to create efficiencies in their supply chains and overall business.
  • Support our customers through providing: high quality education, training and customer care.

We are driven and governed by our customers, and all our services are provided on a cost recovery basis. We collaborate with our local stakeholder communities to develop and implement a robust system of standards which enable the unique identification, accurate capture and automatic sharing of authentic information about products, locations and events.

We are at the forefront of eCommerce and supply chain management initiatives, and are committed to helping UAE businesses adopt the world’s best practice in supply chain management techniques and streamline their processes.

We aim to help businesses ensure a fast, efficient and accurate flow of information with their trading partners all over the world.

Barcode Integrity

All over the world manufacturers and retailers rely on the GS1 system. You can trust that GS1 barcode numbers issued by an authorized GS1 organization are unique, accurate, and based on current global standards. Here in the UAE, GS1 UAE administers the GS1 system and is the only authorized source for GS1 barcode numbers and standards.