ISO 22716

ISO 22716

Guide to Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics

Guide to Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetics

Commit to service and product excellence

The cosmetics industry has always been under constant scrutiny, with issues ranging from inaccurate marketing claims to hazardous component materials. Ingredients used in making older cosmetic products, such as lead, have been tested and proven hazardous and are now banned. Hence, manufacturers and suppliers alike need to ensure that their products are consistently manufactured and controlled to the required quality levels.

What is ISO 22716?

The ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for cosmetics guide was introduced to provide guidelines for the production, control, storage and distribution of cosmetic products. The guide places emphasis on the quality of the cosmetic product in relation to the customer, and the traceability and accountability in the production and distribution process of the product.

The ISO 22716 guide to GMP is structured to complement any existing management systems in place such as ISO 9001.

Why is it important?

Most current manufacturing and production processes are thoroughly examined and evaluated for their use and production. With ISO 22716, not only do you receive a guideline for your business’ path, you also commit to ensuring the safety, quality and excellence of your product.

In accordance with the ISO 22716 guide, the manufacturing system of your company will be audited and inspected on the following areas:

  • Complaint and recalls
  • Contracting/ subcontracting
  • Documentation and records
  • Internal audits and Laboratory quality controls
  • Material management
  • Packaging and labelling
  • Personnel
  • Premises, buildings or facilities
  • Production and in-process controls
  • Storage and distribution

Why choose TÜV SÜD

Within TÜV SÜD, internationally accredited certification bodies offer services for various management systems. We have extensive experience in the integration of GMPs according to the ISO 22716 guide into production lines. Our experienced team of global experts will guide you through the process, from on-site audits to certification. We will help you to identify opportunities and minimise potential risks. By partnering with us, your company’s commitment to the highest standards will gain global recognition. Beyond certification, we also provide you with periodic feedback on the most effective ways to improve your existing procedures and enhance your company’s existing efforts.

Our services at a glance

  • In-depth assessment - TÜV SÜD will conduct a qualitative and quantitative analysis after the audit. A detailed report and analysis of your company’s processes will be produced at its conclusion. By assessing your strengths and weaknesses, you will drive your service excellence levels and, ultimately, increase your profitability.
  • One-stop solution - In addition to the ISO 22716 guide, TÜV SÜD is also a one-stop provider for other certifications and management systems such as the ISO 9001 standard.

Your benefits at a glance

  • Improve marketability - Your business gains global visibility and trust by showing that you are committed to ensuring the integrity and quality of your products.
  • Reduce costs - Through following the standards required for ISO 22716, you eliminate redundant services from your processes and increase overall efficiency. You also minimise potential reputational and monetary losses.
  • Global presence - TÜV SÜD’s stable of international experts are well-equipped to apply a beneficial external view on your processes, thus minimising existing risks and enhancing your reputation within the industry.


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