ISO 22716 (GMP)

Registration Assessment ISO 22716 (GMP)

Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices are a set of hands-on advice, operational rules and organizational guidelines especially focused on human, technical and administrative factors affecting product quality. As of 11 July 2013, the European Union’s new Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 will require cosmetic products to be manufactured according to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Cosmetics manufacturers should prepare for this new requirement now in order to avoid any loss of market approval.

One way to demonstrate compliance with GMP is to implement the international standard ISO 22716. ISO 22716 introduces a management systems approach for documenting and regulating the production, control, storage, and shipment of cosmetic products. The standard’s guidelines will provide your organization with practical methods for managing the many factors that can affect product quality.

This regulation sets very high requirements to ensure consumers’ safety.

Benefits of ISO 22716 standard?

Being ISO 22716 certified means your Organization is following guidelines for :

  • Production, Management, Storage and Transport of cosmetic products.
  • Defining conditions regarding the quality aspects of the product.
  • Assuring the customers' safety, traceability and responsibility.
  • Improving the production quality management
  • Defining and managing critical points in production
  • Reducing the number of complaints
  • Defining competencies and responsibilities
  • Confirming implementation of legislative requirements
ISO 22716 certification involves a two-stage audit process for certification:

Stage 1 is a preliminary, informal review of the ITSMS, for example checking the existence and completeness of key documentation

Stage 2 is a more detailed and formal compliance audit, independently testing the ITSMS against the requirements specified in ISO 2OO00-1. The auditors will seek evidence to confirm that the management system has been properly designed and implemented, and is in fact in operation (for example by confirming that a management body meets regularly to oversee the ITSMS).