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With great success and the participation of more than 100 executives from the cosmetics industry, advisory and business world, the soiree organized by TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS with subject “Developments and trends in the implementation of quality systems and of good industry practices in the cosmetic products industry- the standard ISO 22716 », took place on 12 May of 2015, at the Conference Center TÜV ACADEMY.

The participants were welcomed by Mr. Yiannis Kallias, General Manager of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, by showing a video about company’s services.

Mrs. Fryni Theodosiou, General Director of the Hellenic Cosmetic Toiletry & Perfumery Association, presented the requirements of the legislation for cosmetics production areas as well as statistical data on market trends in cosmetics worldwide.

Mr. Theodoros Pantazis, Lead Auditor of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, analyzed, through a practical guide, the requirements for the implementation of the standard ISO 22716.

Mr. Elias Zachos, Quality Manager of KORRES, described the experience of KORRES regarding the certification of the Standard ISO 22716, by presenting a comprehensive case study.

Mr. Charilaos Tsitouris as a founding member of the Hellenic Society of Cosmetology, subsequently used some very practical examples to analyze the merits of applying the requirements of standard ISO 22716.

Finally, Mrs. Maria Agapitou, Deputy Manager of the Division of Management Systems & Products Certification Division of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, explained to participants the certification process in accordance with the standard ISO 22716 and the value of being certificated by an accredited organization that has trained inspectors and extensive experience in certification of cosmetics industries. TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS is the first and the only certification body to date that has been accredited by E.SY.D. (Hellenic Accreditation System) according to the standard ISO 17065 for its competence to conduct inspections in accordance with the standard ISO 22716.

The General Director of TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS said at the end of the event: “The success of today’s event demonstrates the dynamism of the cosmetics industry in our country and the need for openness. Despite the crisis of recent years more and more new efforts in the field of cosmetics become successful business stories. TÜV AUSTRIA HELLAS, with the technical adequacy and international brand awareness, supports the success of Greek companies of the field. “