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SGS Becomes One of the First Certification Bodies to Offer Accredited ISO 22716 Certificates

30 Nov 2023

After months of determination, SGS is delighted to become one of the first certification bodies to gain ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation for ISO 22716 cosmetics good manufacturing practices (GMP) certification.

Hank Karayan, SGS Global Segment Head of Pharma and Cosmetics, said: “We are thrilled to receive this recognition. It is a significant step for SGS and puts us on the cosmetics world map as one of the few certification bodies globally to offer accredited ISO 22716 certification.

“Accredited certification is becoming a regulatory requirement for cosmetics exporters. This accreditation means that we can help companies meet the requirements of countries requesting accreditation as a condition for importing and exporting cosmetics.

“We look forward to supporting manufacturers seeking regulatory approval in countries with set accredited certification as a requirement.”

What is ISO 22716?

ISO 22716 provides GMP best practices for the cosmetics industry, describing the basic principles for applying GMP in finished cosmetics manufacturing plants.

The standard covers personnel, technology and administrative management that will affect product quality in related organizations and practices. It does not apply to research and development activities and distribution of finished products.

Our experienced network of auditors can support and assess your ISO 22716 compliance.

What are the benefits of ISO 22716 certification?

We assess your manufacturing practices against the certification guidance, enabling you to:

  • Confirm compliance with ISO 22716 GMP requirements
  • Manufacture products that meet quality requirements and safety regulations
  • Reduce audit fatigue and multiple audit requests by your clients 
  • Enhance partnerships with leading international brands
  • Improve consumer trust
  • Break through international trade barriers
  • Align with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth)

What is ANAB?

ANAB independently evaluates conformity assessment bodies against recognized international, national (US) and technical standards.

The board facilitates the issuance of trusted, scientific results by assessed and accredited conformity assessment bodies and confidence in the quality and safety of the products and services it certifies.

ANAB is the largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in the Western Hemisphere, with over 2,500 organizations accredited in approximately 80 countries.

For more information, visit our ISO 22716 certification web page.

For further information, please contact:

Hank Karayan
Global Segment Head of Pharma and Cosmetics
t: +1 201-508-3000

About SGS

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity. Our 98,000 employees operate a network of 2,650 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

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