Sectors and Industries

Non Food

The non-food sector covers a broad pallet articles with it wide range of industry. From clothing (apparel, fashion, footwear) to home improvement and other supplies, it is a sector that is very much data-driven and in constant movement.

GS1 Standards are like the DNA of items and products moving through their value chain. By uniquely identifying each, it’s possible to link items and products with relevant information.

For GS1 in Europe maybe not the biggest sector yet, but the demand is rapidly growing. It is the aim to help the Member Organisations support their customers throughout the European continent.


The Digital Product Passport for electric vehicle batteries and industrial batteries is part of the new European legislation.


The B2B2C working group is a group of GDSN experts from European GS1 member organisations. The main objective is to support harmonised implementation of GDSN in Europe.

DIY, Garden & Pet

For the Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Garden & Pet sector the main focus has been working on the Global Data Model. More projects and activities will follow for this sector.

Global Data Model

The GS1 Global Data Model helps you leverage your product content for a seamless shopping experience across every channel. It is already implemented in several sectors and European countries.

Related Publications

Harmonized European attribute list for the DIY sector Version 1.2
PDf guideline on Harmonized European attribute list for the DIY sector Version 1.2
How to exchange mandatory information required by the EU Regulation 767/2009 in GDSN
GS1 in Europe data excellence user board meeting
Slides from session "Data Excellence User Board & Global Data Model - How do we implement and govern the Global Data Model in Europe", 3 July 2020