GS1 has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), an independent global organisation that works to build a scientific foundation to drive consumer product sustainability innovation. The announcement was made during the GS1 Australia Supply Chain Week in Sydney on Wednesday 11th September.
Like TSC, GS1 is a member-based organisation with 40 years of experience in over 110 countries driven by over a million user companies.
The GS1 System is an integrated system of global standards that provides for accurate identification and communication of information regarding products, assets, services and locations. One of the most implemented supply chain standards systems in the world, GS1 is the foundation of a wide range of efficiency-building supply chain applications and solutions.
GS1 will be an important player in the Retail and Measurement Science Consortium Working Groups within TSC, contributing to the communication of information throughout the supply chain as well as to suppliers. GS1 will also have the opportunity to participate in seven other sector working groups within TSC such as Food, Beverage, and Agriculture.
Marcel Sieira, GS1 Australia’s General Manager – Industry Engagement emphasised GS1’s total commitment to supporting the drive for sustainable consumption and production. GS1’s participation in the WGs will help ensure that sustainability data on products, packaging and services can be exchanged electronically between business partners using business solutions and service based on GS1’s open global standards.
Welcoming GS1 to the organisation, Kelly Unger, Member Manager at The Sustainability Consortium said that members such as GS1, with their knowledge and experience are invaluable to TSC’s system and process.