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SI ISO 22716 - Cosmetics - Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) - Guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices



Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in the Cosmetics industry according to ISO 22716 is a system that focuses on risk prevention through analysis of the internal processes of the production lines and supporting systems. Implementing the standard reduces the possibility that products will be damaged in the production and packaging process.

Today the manufacturers of cosmetics are aware of the harm that could be cause to customers from products that were manufactured under improper conditions. Application of a system of good manufacturing practices ensures that the organization does its best to reduce the possible harm to people from the products it supplies.

ISO 22716 is an international standard is a metric for the organization’s preparedness level to supply cosmetics and toiletries that are safe for the end consumer.

ISO 22716 contains detailed requirements regarding qualifications and training of the workforce, infrastructure and monitoring of: workforce, equipment, raw materials and packaging, manufacturing processes and finished product, laboratories and more. Additionally the standard contains requirements for a quality management system in which there is monitoring of subcontractors, customer complaints and proactive recalls.

Certification for ISO 22716 is appropriate for any organization that is interested in improving management of Good Manufacturing Practices in order to ensure product safety for the customers. It is recommended, as part of the certification process, to also incorporate Quality Management (according to requirements for SI ISO 9001), to create holistic and effective management in the organization.

Advantages of a Good Manufacturing Practices Management System:

  • Comply with relevant legal requirements and standards.
  • Transition to effective and efficient work processes.
  • Assure customers and stakeholders that the organization places high priority on ensuring Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Drive ongoing processes for improvement (even beyond basic compliance to the requirements).
  • Reduce costs over lost materials and recalls.
  • Ensuring that the workforce and infrastructure suit manufacturing requirements.

Auditors from the Standards Institution of Israel will assist your organization to operating according to the standard’s requirements and will verify that the organization’s Good Manufacturing Practices Management system meets the requirements for standard.

The path to certification

Certification is done after implementation of an intra-organizational process, in which the organization’s Good Manufacturing Practices Management System, per the standard requirements, is successfully implemented. In order to start the process, it is recommended to purchase the standard at the Standards Institution information center, to learn the requirements and to participate in appropriate training. Additionally, consultants that specialize in Good Manufacturing Practices Management can be used, and the Standards Institution of Israel can conduct a preliminary audit to review the disparities.
The process should be seen as an opportunity for improvement by a team from the organization that will receive support and involvement of management. At the end of the process, auditors of the Standards Institution of Israel, that are independent, will perform the attestation that confirms that the organization’s GMP is appropriate.

Required Steps

The Client The Standards Institution of Israel
Registration with the Standards Institution of Israel Sending a BID that includes: Checking procedures and Stage 1 Audit (preliminary), Stage 2 Audit (certification)
Approval of /paying the BID Assignment of a client manager
Delivery of good manufacturing practices procedures Checking documents, coordinating and performing Stage 1 and Stage 2 Audits
Dealing with findings of the audits and fixing discrepancies
Evaluating the correction and activities and approving it (by client manager), professional and administrative approval, sending oversight agreement (for surveillance audits)
Signing oversight agreement (for surveillance audits) Sending certificates and agreement signed by the Standards Institution of Israel 
Activities to continually improve GMP Performance of surveillance audits to verify organization's compliance to requirements

The Standards Institution of Israel – the right choice for you

  • The Standards Institution of Israel has a long standing reputation in quality and professionalism.
  • Our people are among the leading professional experts in the field of quality, having experience and are familiar with client needs.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel is the largest certification body in Israel.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel provides a range of services under one roof: Certification (singly or combined), various laboratory tests and a training center.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel is a member of international Standards Committees and has cooperation agreements with leading entities around the world.
  • The Standards Institution of Israel is Israel’s representative in the IQNet network that incorporates Certification Bodies (C.B) from around the world.

For information:
Mrs. Miriam Shalom
Mobile: ++972-52-2464569
E-mail: Miriam_sh@sii.org.il

For Registration:

Mrs.  Ofir Asher
Office: ++972-3-6467832
E-mail: ofir_as@sii.org.il