Guinot Ensures Customer Confidence around the World with its ISO 22716 Certification from Globally Recognized Bureau Veritas Certification.
Bureau Veritas Certification is our passport to markets around the globe.
French-based international cosmetics firm, GuinotInstitute distributes products in 65 countries around theworld, including Canada and Japan, among the strictestin terms of quality regulations. Guinot soughtCertification to ISO 22716 because it is the highestguarantee of quality in these demanding markets and toleverage its BPF (French equivalent of GMP or GoodManufacturing Practices) certification. Internationallyrecognized ISO 22716 was to complete the pre-existing,French-specific certifications, less well-known orunderstoodabroad.
Additionally,ISO 22716 is thebasis for Europeanregulations thatwill come intoeffect in 2013.
ISO 22716 Certification is Guinot’s highest guaranteeof quality in these demanding markets because itmeans that its conformity to the standard is audited bya well-known accredited and independent third party,Bureau Veritas Certification. Guinot distributes in over65 countries and chose Bureau Veritas Certificationbecause of its global recognition, so it could obtain themaximum possible benefits in terms of commercialmarketing.
Conformity to the standard included improving its fabrication processthrough a 20 million Euro investment in upgrades in order to meet thestandard’s requirements. Guinot greatly appreciated how fast the auditwas implemented and that the Bureau Veritas Certification auditor washighly competent and experiencedin the specific certification issuesof cosmetics. Extremely rigorous,she never hesitated to let themknow if she found a problem intheir processes or procedures.
A very intensive training program for the personnel was implemented in order to achieve certification which has raised company wide awareness of the value of this certification. This in-depth education of the personnel and the strengthening of methodologies and manufacturing processes has transformed behaviors in the 260 people involved. As ISO 22716 is recognized worldwide, in contrast to Guinot’s other pre-existing certifications, it has facilitated opening new accounts, for example in Asia or the U.S. Having the Bureau Veritas Certification name next to its brand and in its communication is like a passport to the world.
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Client: Guinot Institute
Client industry: Cosmetics
Client size: 260 people working in the manufacturing process
Client profile: Cosmetics firm founded in 1963 by a French chemist, now distributing its products in over 65 countries.