Social responsibility

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AFR Boss magazine Best Places to Work

We are pleased to share that we made the Best Places to Work list for 2022, coming number six in the Government, Education and Not for Profit section.


Winner of 2021 Zoomtopia Innovation Awards Overall Winner/Defining the Hybrid Workspace

We are committed to making a positive impact on our community, our environment and the quality of life of our staff.

For our community

Charity of Choice

Our Charity of Choice is St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research (SVI).

We've chosen SVI as our preferred charity because SVI conducts research into diseases that affect many Australians, including cancer, type 1 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. This medical research provides the necessary building blocks that help identify the cause of diseases and how to prevent and treat them.

GS1 Australia has a rewarding Workplace Giving Program where staff can donate directly to SVI.

Learn more about the SVI storydiseases being researchedlatest news and how to donate to SVI research.

Representatives from GS1 Australia and Bertocchi attend Charity of Choice function at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research. L to R (back row): Samantha Roach, Tom Kay, Christine Tarascio, Peter Chambers. L to R (front row): Stuart Mannering, Linda Holmes, Maria Palazzolo, Steven Bertocchi, Charlotte Hodson and Tony Rapone



Throughout the year staff raise money for charitable causes, either as individuals or coordinated through our Social Club or Events department. 


The GS1 Australia Supply Chain Scholarship with RMIT was established in 2015 and supports the development of Australia’s future leaders studying for a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).

This scholarship supports students from a financially and/or educationally disadvantaged background to realise their educational dreams. It supports the students for the duration of their studies.

For more details visit RMIT University scholarships.


Staff are given one paid volunteer day each year to volunteer their time and services to an eligible community-based organisation.

Modern Slavery

To combat slavery and human trafficking around the world, western governments have enacted legislation to protect victims and ensure those responsible are brought to justice and deterred from participating in these activities.

Reporting requirements within current federal and state-based legislation only applies to organisations of a certain size. GS1 Australia is not covered by this legislation.

We are, however, fully committed to the principles underpinning such legislation. We acknowledge it can have severe consequences for victims, distort global markets and pose significant legal and reputational risk to entities.

GS1 Australia is committed to respecting human rights across its entire operations and supply chains. We actively work with our community of vendors and members to assess and address modern slavery risks.

Please contact the GS1 Australia Compliance Office for any further information.