ISO 22716
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ISO 22716 covers all aspects of the supply chain and determines the criteria for quality during different stages.


ISO 22716:2007 – Cosmetic GMP

ISO 22716 covers all aspects of the supply chain and determines the criteria for quality during the different stages of a cosmetic product. It provides a comprehensive approach for those who work in the manufacturing, packaging, testing, storage, and transportation of finished cosmetic products.

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What is ISO 22716

The International Standardization Organisation (ISO) published new guidelines to promote safe manufacturing and production of all cosmetic products under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Regulators across the globe have adopted ISO 22716 in order to meet these requirements and open up new markets.

ISO 22716 sets organizational criteria for the quality throughout the various stages of manufacturing, including the purchase of raw materials, components, and packaging material. Therefore, all participants on the cosmetic product chain are concerned: from the ingredient production to distribution and exportation.

How will ISO 22716 help my business?

Every cosmetic product circulated into the European Market must be produced according to the Good Manufacturing Practices under The European Union’s Regulation (EC) No 1223/2000. This applies to goods processed in all EU countries as well as for all imported cosmetics. Your organization can demonstrate compliance with GMP by implementing ISO 22716.


ISO 22716 is the internationally recognized standard for cosmetic product safety, and partners elements of GMP and risk assessment cohesively within a complete quality management system. ISO 22716 combines the benefit of a business management system with cosmetic quality and safety. ISO 22716 provides you with the ability to meet growing customer requirements for safe cosmetic products on a global level.

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Why do I need certification?

Independent audit is a critical part of the ISO concept as it adds objectivity and credibility into the process. Self-regulation is critical for the ongoing success of any ISO, but it is independent audit that proves without a doubt that the ISO standard has been properly embedded throughout your organization.

How does my business gain ISO 22716 certification?

The ISO 22716 standard is designed to be comprehensive, focusing on quality, which ensures a smooth integration with other Management Systems, such as ISO 9001.

Most businesses start their ISO journey with 9001 as this puts into place quality management systems and processes which can be further developed to incorporate cosmetic safety as well as other standards.



How can IMSM help my business gain ISO 22716 certification?

Our experienced assessors work with the systems and processes in your business, to ensure the implementation of ISO 22716 really does fit the way your organization uses its data. With a fixed fee and flexible approach, our assessors are focused on making standards work in your business.

The certification process is very similar to ISO 9001, working on the principles of:

“Say What It Does” – document day to day operating procedures and systems
“Do What It Says” – work in accordance with those procedures and systems
“Prove It” – with a certification audit which confirms, from records, that the procedures and systems meet the requirements of ISO 22716 and are operated in accordance with the standard.

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