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Annual Report 2017

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GS1 Ireland Annual Report 2017"Well-designed standards allow organisations to focus on how to use information rather than how to get information."

Welcome to the GS1 Ireland Annual Report for 2017. We are delighted to share the highlights of our year in delivering GS1 standards and solutions for the benefit of our members.

In Ireland, along with each of the other 150+ countries where organisations have adopted our standards, GS1 remains
committed to developing and implementing standards that best meet the evolving needs of 21st century supply chain practices in more than 20 sectors including Retail, Healthcare, Apparel, Transport & Logistics, and Financial Services.

John O'Callaghan, former Chairman GS1 Ireland (Retired).

“In 2018, changing market conditions will compel Irish companies to review their operations, products and markets, and their supply chains. The use of GS1 standards and services such as GS1 Cloud will be a key enabler to allow our Members achieve optimum operational performance in these changing times.”

I am pleased to report a strong business performance for GS1 Ireland in 2017. The core membership of the organisation remained stable and mature, with the number of active members and licence holders increasing by 4.7 per cent to 3,459 (2016: 3,304). In terms of sectors, Food & Beverage (51 per cent), Consumer Non-Food (22 per cent), and Business Products & Services (10 per cent) account for the bulk of membership.

However it is also noteworthy that our standards are being increasingly used in new sectors – such as online marketplaces and Apparel, and also in Healthcare where more than 50 hospitals now benefit from the use GS1 identifiers for instrument track and trace and other applications. This demonstrates how our open, global standards are enabling new sectors and members to benefit from them.

Mike Byrne, Chief Executive, GS1 Ireland

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