GS1 joins The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)
Arizona, USA - August 23, 2013 – GS1, a neutral, not-for-profit, global organization that develops and maintains the most widely-used supply chain standards system in the world, has officially announced its’ membership with The Sustainability Consortium (TSC).
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 the seven other sector working groups within TSC such as Food, Beverage, and Agriculture.
“GS1 is totally committed to supporting the drive for sustainable consumption and production," said Miguel Angel Lopera, Chief Executive Officer of GS1. “We are looking forward to participating in the WGs to ensure that sustainability best practices and measures can be easily converted into global standards. This will 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”
"We are delighted to welcome GS1 to The Sustainability Consortium. Having the knowledge and experience of GS1 within our working groups will enhance our conversations around things like food waste and product data exchange. Members such as GS1 are invaluable to our system and process," said Kelly Unger, Member Manager at The Sustainability Consortium. Since its’ launch in 2009, The Sustainability Consortium has identified over 500 improvement opportunities and 400 hotspots across nine working groups.
For further information please visit www.sustainabilityconsortium.org. You can download a copy of the full press release below.