The United Nations Standard Products and Services Code® (UNSPSC®), managed by GS1 US® for the UN Development Programme (UNDP), is an open, global, multi-sector standard for efficient, accurate classification of products and services.

The UNSPSC offers a single global classification system that can be used for:

  • Company-wide visibility of spend analysis
  • Cost-effective procurement optimization
  • Full exploitation of electronic commerce capabilities

Encompassing a five-level hierarchical classification codeset, UNSPSC enables expenditure analysis at grouping levels relevant to your needs. You can drill down or up to the codeset to see more or less detail as is necessary for business analysis.

 You may browse and download the current version of the code at no cost. Search the code on this website to locate commodity codes that can be used by your company.

UNSPSC is a subscriber funded and supported initiative. To gain additional benefits, including access to past versions of the code and the opportunity to shape the code’s future to best meet your business needs, join the UNSPSC today. Take the first step toward increasing productivity, reducing organizational costs, and improving supply chain efficiency by learning about UNSPSC subscription now.

Visit our Education page for learning modules and quick start guides to help you get started implementing UNSPSC.