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Annual Review 2021

GS1 Ireland End of Year Report on Activities and Financial Statements 2021.

Empowering Consumers, Saving Lives


Chair: Gerry Boylan, Diageo         CEO: Mike Byrne

GS1 Ireland Annual Report Cover 2021

Welcome to GS1 Ireland’s review of 2021. At GS1, we strive to help all our members and stakeholders – both public and private sector organisations – to best meet the challenges and opportunities presented to them in this ever-changing world. In reviewing GS1 Ireland’s progress in 2021, we tell the story of an extraordinary year and how we have supported our members. We also present in this report our new Strategic Plan for 2022 to 2024.

A key lesson emerging from 2021 is how the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that investment in digital transformation has become an essential business driver for all enterprises, large and small, across all sectors – particularly for GS1 Ireland’s key sectors of Retail, Healthcare and Construction. Today, emerging technologies and digitalisation are transforming the provision of goods and services in retail and healthcare at a speed much faster than before – leading to both new opportunities and challenges. GS1 Ireland is proud to help our members to meet both.

With a backdrop of major conflict in Europe, inflation, and a potential global recession, 2022 promises to be equally challenging for our members. However, our belief in the power of standards to change the way we work and live has become even stronger, and the Board and Executive look forward to working with our members in the coming years to support their businesses with GS1 standards-based solutions. We thank all our members for their continuing support, and we look forward to reporting on our progress in delivering our strategic plan for 2022 to 2024.

Read the full Chair and CEO statement and Summary Review

Download the full annual report: Annual Review and Financial Statements 2021.

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