ISO 22716 – Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices
Demonstrate your commitment to safety with ISO 22716
ISO 22716: Business Challenge
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.
ISO 22716: Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Cosmetics Expertise and Recognition
Bureau Veritas Certification has a large range of International references in the field of Cosmetics.
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
The Bureau Veritas Certification Mark is a globally recognized symbol of your organization's ongoing commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.
ISO 22716- FAQ
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 labelling, 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.
For more information about the Cosmetics Regulation, please contact your Bureau Veritas agency.
Can ISO 22716 Gap Analysis and Certification be combined?
Yes, this is an excellent way for you to accelerate the improvement of your organisation and to be recognised.
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