Dobre Praktyki Produkcyjne dla branży kosmetycznej ISO 22716

Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 imposes a number of obligations on producers, distributors and importers of cosmetic products. Pursuant to the provisions of Article 8 of the above-mentioned regulation, in order to ensure a high level of protection of human health, each cosmetic product made available on the market must be manufactured in accordance with good manufacturing practice. A manufacturing process is considered to comply with good manufacturing practice if it complies with the relevant harmonized standards, the references of which have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. In 2011, a communication from the Commission was published as part of the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products, which specified harmonized standards. It includes one standard EN ISO 22716:2007 Cosmetics – Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) – Guide to Good Manufacturing Practices (ISO 22716:2007). The Polish equivalent of this standard was published on the website of the Polish Committee for Standardization in 2009 as PN-EN ISO 22716:2009.

ISO 22716:2007 Good Manufacturing Practices

This standard provides guidance on the production, control, storage and transport of cosmetic products. It covers the quality aspects of the product, but does not cover all safety aspects of the plant’s personnel or environmental aspects. Safety and environmental aspects are an internal corporate responsibility and may be covered by local regulations and legislation. It does not apply to research and development activities or the distribution of finished products.


Iso 22716

Who is the ISO 22716:2007 certification for?

  1. For cosmetics manufacturers
  2. For cosmetics distributors
  3. For importers of cosmetics

Benefits of ISO 22716 certification

  1. meeting the requirements of Regulation 1223/2009;
  2. better quality of offered products;
  3. increasing customer confidence in the company;
  4. reducing the number of complaints;
  5. increasing the company's competitiveness;
  6. improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the company;

Why ISO 22716 certification with CeCert?

ISO 22716 certificate - what is it?

The ISO 22716 certificate is the result of an audit carried out in the organization by an independent unit (the so-called third party audit), during which the auditors are looking for evidence of compliance of the previously implemented management system based on Good Manufacturing Practices for compliance with the PN standard -EN ISO 22716:2009.

ISO 22716 certification is written assurance that processes or services provided by an organization are carried out in accordance with the requirements of ISO22716.

How to get ISO 22716 certificate - step by step?

If you want to implement a self-management system, we encourage you to take advantage of our training.

The second step is to contact a certification body, such as CeCert, which offers ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practice Management System certification services. At this stage, we need to obtain more information about your organization and the main processes that take place in it (such as designing, manufacturing cosmetics, placing them on the market). That is why we ask you to complete the application for certification with the appropriate attachment.

If you have any questions while completing these documents, feel free to call or email us and we'll try to answer them.

When your application for certification for compliance with the PN-EN ISO 22716:2009 standard comes to us, we thoroughly analyze it.

We know that you would like to get an offer as soon as possible, often during a telephone conversation, but unfortunately it's not that easy, because as a certification body we need to determine whether we meet, among others, requirements regarding the competence of our auditors - whether they have a conflict of interest.

If you belong to a group of producers, distributors or importers of cosmetic products, before you take steps towards certification, you must first apply the requirements of the ISO 22716 standard, i.e. implement a good production practice management system

Why are we doing this? We want to be sure that our clients will receive a service with a high substantive level, i.e. an audit conducted by people who have experience in the production of similar cosmetics, while maintaining the highest standards of impartiality.

Once we know that we have the competence to conduct an audit in your company and we know how many audit days are needed to do it, then you receive an offer from us in an e-mail!

If you have any questions about the offer or further steps, we will be happy to answer any questions again at this stage.

If our cooperation proposal wins your approval and you are ready to submit your management system to the assessment of our auditors, in the next step we will prepare a contract, and after signing it, we will jointly set the date of the certification audit.

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