ISO 22716:2007 COSMETICS

Demonstrate your commitment to safety


ISO 22716:2007 gives guidelines for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products.

These guidelines cover the quality aspects of the product, but as a whole do not cover safety aspects for the personnel engaged in the plant, nor do they cover aspects of protection of the environment.

The guidelines in ISO 22716:2007 are not applicable to research and development activities and distribution of finished products.

Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is one of the pillars of the New European Regulation for Cosmetics. This regulation sets very high requirements to ensure consumers’ safety. Amongst these new legal requirements, all cosmetics products circulating onto the European Market will have to be produced according to the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices described by the ISO 22716 standard.

All participants in the cosmetics products chain, European and non-European, are concerned. Ingredients producers, products final assembler, distributors and importers/exporters, all actors are involved and new responsibilities have been defined.


What are the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices and ISO 22716 certification?

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. The objective of the GMP is to define the activities which lead to the final product corresponding to the expected specifications, and therefore product safety.

ISO 22716 is the standard describing the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices. It has been written in collaboration with cosmetics industry professionals and promotes best-in-class methods. The scope of ISO 22716 is not only limited to production activities but also includes control, storage and expedition.

Why implement Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices, now?

  • Validate the conformity of your Management System with the new legal requirements
  • Prepare and facilitate legal inspections by Health Authorities
  • Demonstrate to your stakeholders (retailers, product traders, importers…) that your processes and facilities are in conformity with GMP
  • Inspire consumers’ confidence
  • Ensure access to your markets (in Europe and Worldwide)
  • Enhance operating efficiency and competitive market appeal
  • Cosmetics Expertise and Recognition - has a large range of International references in the field of Cosmetics.
  • Network - A global presence in more than 100 countries means clients benefit from both international expertise and in-depth knowledge of local standards and regulations.
  • Mark of global recognition - Mark is a globally recognized symbol of your organization's ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.


ISO 22716

The objective of Gap Analysis audits is to evaluate the conformity of your facilities and processes with the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices described by ISO 22716.The Gap Analysis will therefore help your organization to Continuous Improvement.

  • Consumers’ safety
  • Risk Assessment
  • Cosmetics Product Quality
  • Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices implement the new legal requirements described by the Cosmetics Product European Regulation.


What are the new requirements for the New Cosmetics Regulation?

Every Cosmetic Product circulating onto the European Market will have to be produced according to the Good Manufacturing Practices. This applies to goods processed in the EU-27 countries as well as for all imported cosmetics.

Other requirements include an increased responsibility of producers and distributors, particularly regarding ingredients toxicity, product labeling, a more comprehensive product file and compulsory notification of new product introduction to the European Commission.

Other countries where the Cosmetics Market is well developed are also on the way to implement Good Manufacturing Practices as a compulsory requirement to enter their market.