NZBN Organisation Parts

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NZBN Organisation Parts

Identifying different parts of your business

NZBN Organisation Parts are unique identifiers tied to the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN).  They are used to uniquely identify locations (digital and physical) and business functions. Using Organisation Parts enables organisations to identify locations and business functions at a more granular level than the legal entity. Like an NZBN, Organisation Parts are GS1 Global Location Numbers (GLNs).

Organisation Parts are hosted in the New Zealand Location Registry (NZLR), a service provided by GS1 New Zealand in partnership with MBIE. The NZLR enables users to store additional data attributes which are linked to their Organisation Parts. Organisation Parts complement NZBNs as they are accessible and searchable within the NZBN ecosystem. Organisation Parts can be shared, made public or kept private by the NZBN parent company.


Organisation Parts facilitate better business outcomes by:

  • Enhancing information exchange
  • Providing more efficient identification of business ownership/accountability
  • Streamlining transport and logistics processes
  • Enabling more efficient e-Invoicing processes

Global Location Number uses

GLNs for COVID-19 contact tracing

Organisation Parts have already been used to support the Ministry of Health COVID-19 Tracer system. From early 2021, businesses will be able to create and use Organisation Parts for other purposes, and over time, businesses will develop innovative ways to use them, unlocking new opportunities. All New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) entities can register their physical locations at 

For more COVID-19 response information, contact: The Ministry of Health.

New Zealand Business Number is a GLN

Each kiwi business is identified with a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), which is a GLN. The GLN was chosen as the unique identifier by the Government as it's an ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standard, and part of a credible international system used in international trade, supply chain logistics, and eCommerce.

In addition to helping businesses automate exchanges of information, the NZBN is now deployed in e-invoicing and e-procurement. 

For more on the NZBN, contact: The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

UK's use of GLNs in healthcare

GLNs are used in many industry sectors throughout the world, including healthcare. The National Health Service (NHS) in England, uses GLNs extensively throughout its hospitals and care facilities. This drives process efficiency, reduce business costs and improve patient safety outcomes.

For more information, videos and case studies on how the NHS in England uses the Global Location Numbers.

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