ftrace connects

Efficient cross-company communication of traceability and transparency data can only succeed through the cooperation of all those involved in the supply chains. That is why we at ftrace are in close exchange with the community and create a holistic understanding of the requirements of transparent supply networks and translate these into data requirements and industry-specific and cross-industry processes. As a neutral platform, we are in close exchange with the standardisation organisation GS1 Germany and invite all companies, IT solution providers and universities to enter into dialogue with us in order to identify and solve the challenges of the future. Work with us on solutions for more supply chain transparency and sustainability, on the integrity of supply chains and on new technologies and processes.

The GS1 community – a global network

GS1 is a worldwide, private sector organisation that designs and implements global standards to improve value chains. GS1 has organisations in over 110 countries and more than 2 million members in FMCG and other industries. This makes GS1 one of the largest business networks in the world. Trade and industry value the GS1 organisation as a trustworthy and neutral partner.

In close exchange with GS1 Germany, ftrace draws on the global GS1 network and relies on neutrality. In the standardisation of supply chains and the connection of international companies, we work hand in hand with the local GS1 member organisations.

The ftrace advisory board

The ftrace GmbH advisory board was established to develop a common understanding of traceability requirements and to address the needs of all members of the supply chain. ftrace GmbH draws on the experience and expertise of its industrial and retail partners, who act as trusted advisers in the development, marketing and distribution of ftrace services.

Cooperative ventures and strategic partners

In order to offer seamless traceability, ftrace makes use of existing tools alongside its own solution. These tools can deliver a greater depth of data in their specialised area and are a smart way of complementing the ftrace solution. These existing tools include certification systems that can provide reliable information on certification status and report on trustworthiness.


atrify GmbH

atrify is the platform for product content that enables more than 20,000 users in over 50 countries to share accurate and reliable content with their partners and consumers. With complementary expert services, atrify provides a holistic solution portfolio for transparency, compliance and cross-channel trading. atrify is 100% owned by GS1 Germany.

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Initiatives that we support

ftrace supports existing initiatives that aim to improve traceability and supply chain transparency. We communicate with a range of service providers and companies at both the national and international level, providing support with presentations and putting forward companies for pilot projects.


SALT - Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability

As one of the leading traceability platforms and as a subsidiary of GS1 Germany, we support SALT with the standardisation of processes, attributes and statutory regulations concerning traceability.

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Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST)

The GDST is an international business-to-business platform that was established to promote a standard framework that enables interoperable traceability processes of fish and seafood products.

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Trade Association for Seafood Traceability Technology (Tast-T)

Tast-T is an alliance formed between traceability technology providers that are working together on solutions that enable the complete traceability of seafood.

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IFT - Global Food Traceability Center

Part of the IFT, the Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) is a global initiative that is involved in the roll-out and implementation of practical traceability solutions. It provides support in fields such as research, standards, professional development and training, as well as technology transfer.

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