ISO 22716:2007 is a quality certification based on a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The specification requires documentation and use of a quality management system for production, storage, and shipment of cosmetic products. The certification indicates that cosmetics are produced and handled in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
This certification is intended for cosmetic manufacturers as well as other companies (such as raw material and packaging manufacturers) involved within the cosmetics production supply chain.
This guideline offers organised and practical advice on the management of human, technical and administrative factors affecting product quality.
ISO 22716 provides a widespread approach for an organisation’s management of quality system through practical methods.
It covers manufacturing, storing, packaging, testing and transportation processes. It does not apply to research and development activities and the distribution of finished cosmetic products. Even though the standard focuses on product quality, it does not include the safety of the employees engaged in production or protection of the environment. The guideline has been approved and accepted by many global regulatory bodies, such as the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) and the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).