ISO 22716 is an international standard of good manufacturing practices (GMP) for the cosmetics manufacturing industry and describes the basic principles of applying GMP in a facility that produces finished cosmetic products.
ISO 22716 provides a widespread approach for an organization’s management of quality systems through practical methods. It covers manufacturing, storing, packaging, testing, and transportation processes. ISO Certification is mandatory to form certain standards that ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products and services. It also ensures that the products and services of the organization meet the customer and regulatory requirements.
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 the 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).