BS ISO 22716 Cosmetics GMP

The introduction of ISO 22716 pioneers a globally recognised quality and safety standard for cosmetic products. An increasing number of cosmetics organisations are implementing ISO 22716 to comply with the new European cosmetics regulations which came into effect in 2013.  The standard is effectively replacing existing guidance and standards, and as such regulators in several countries and regions have adopted this standard.

What is ISO 22716?

ISO 22716 gives quality and safety guidelines for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products.

The standard specifies requirements for a quality management system specifically for the cosmetics industry. Incorporating a risk assessment based approach, ISO 22716 helps to define effective risk and quality management, thus ensuring high quality and lower risk supply chain operations.

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 22716 to deal with all aspects of the supply chain of cosmetic products, from the early delivery of raw materials and components until the shipment of the final product to the consumer. As a business improvement tool ISO 22716 is complimentary to ISO 9001 and can be used as a vehicle to drive continuous improvement.

Who does the standard apply to?

  • Manufacturers of cosmetic products and suppliers of cosmetic ingredients.
  • Retailers, brand holders and wholesalers of cosmetic products.
  • Those responsible for packaging, testing, storage, and transportation of cosmetic finished products.

What are the benefits of ISO 22716?

  • Demonstrates credibility, trust and confidence to stakeholders.
  • Enables organisations to meet global consumer demand for cosmetic product quality and safety certification.
  • Supports compliance to the legally enforceable Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 which represents a common European code of law for cosmetics companies.
  • Business improvement tool to continuously improve business operations.
  • Effective framework for risk management principles and practices.
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