Understanding and Implementing the Requirements of the ISO 22716 Good Manufacturing Practices Certification Standard for Cosmetic Products: Audits Against Customer-Specific Criteria
ISO 22716 tackles international laws for cosmetics good manufacturing practice.
Hence, your organisation can conduct audits against specific, customised criteria for all sectors within the global supply chain to validate your capacity to meet the following:
- Quality standards
- Consumer safety standards
- Environmental standards
- Occupational health and safety standards
- Social responsibility and/or legal requirements
For the concluding part of our series about ISO 22716, QSE Academy details what the audits against customer-specific criteria cover.
Scope of the ISO 22716 Audit
- Supplier/Co-packer/Vendor/Licensee Assessments
Monitoring the adherence of suppliers, co-packers, vendors, and licensees to the requirements of your organisation proves that products are meeting consumer safety, quality, occupational and/or social responsibility, and environmental requirements.
As a result, your organisation gains the ability to preserve company values and brand equity throughout the supply chain.
- Auditing Against an Organisation’s Code of Practice
This is accomplished by checking the obedience of an organisation’s network with the procedures and values determined in its Code of Practice.
Thus, your organisation can guarantee the brand is protected while practices remain consistent throughout its network.
ISO 22716 Auditing Process
Second-party audit programmes are designed to fulfill your organisation’s requirements. A programme normally involves these steps:
- Agree on Auditing Requirement and Contract
First, your organisation must define an audit programme.
Doing so transforms an organisation’s needs into a checklist of criteria. The level of control your organisation wishes to have internally and over partners should be the basis of the checklist.
This includes evaluating opportunities to nurture the constant improvement of systems. Also, it boosts the performance criteria to better meet the requirements of customers.
- Conduct the Audit
Performing the audit could be completed onsite or offsite.
Note that this is based on the agreed audit requirements found in step 1. Therefore, auditors must adhere to the audit protocol.
- Issue an Audit Report
Upon the conclusion of the audit, create and submit an audit report.
This is for technical review and approval before sending it to all relevant parties, as per contractual requirements.
- Monitor Audits
Conduct ongoing monitoring audits as per the agreement.
Summing Up ISO 22716
ISO 22716 delivers rewards such as:
- Merging business processes and business management tool to produce quality cosmetics.
- Meeting increasing international customer and legal requirements for safe cosmetic products.
Furthermore, ISO 22716 addresses and responds to international laws for cosmetic Good Manufacturing Practice.
This globally recognised standard has earned support across the world through the International Cooperation on Cosmetic Regulation (ICCR) regions of Canada, Japan, the US, and the European Union.
Likewise, ISO 22716 obliges organisations to establish their processes. Not only that, it urges organisations to exhibit reliable control over identified hazards.
Consequently, organisations are modernising and refining systems to adapt to changes in processes.
If your organisation wants to gain real value regardless of complexity and size, ISO 22716 is a cost-effective solution.
Let QSE Academy help your organisation work through the playing field levels for suppliers and customers throughout the supply chain.