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Chameleon Like and Moderne Glass Begin QCA Certification Process

January 9, 2013
Gilroy, California-based Chameleon Like Inc. and Aliquippa, Pennsylvania-based Moderne Glass Co. Inc. have applied to participate in the comprehensive compliance accreditation program developed by Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products.
 
Pierre Martichoux, president of Chameleon Like Inc., said that for many years the company has been committed to the environment and social responsibility. “Now that we are growing, we must go to the next step to ensure our products are safe and compliant, and QCA is the industry leader in this field,” he said. “Even though Chameleon Like is a smaller supplier, our distributors bring us projects for large-end buyers such as Apple, Coca-Cola, Disney, The GAP, Google and Wells Fargo—and they all request product safety and compliance documents. Becoming QCA Certified will help streamline the process internally and provide all the necessary documentation externally so our distributor customers as well as their clients can be confident ordering our products.”
 
Both Chameleon Like and Moderne Glass have begun the initial self-certification phase, which is followed by a rigorous self-assessment. Once these are complete, the companies then submit their headquarters and supply base to multiple third-party audits. Finally, the QCA board uses a scorecard representing the performance of each applicant and its supply chain on the third-party audits as the foundation for granting accreditation.
 
While product safety and compliance have always been a priority at Moderne Glass Co., Kristina Fredericks, CAS, BASI, vice president of sales and marketing, says that customers are cognizant of product safety and the risks associated with noncompliance now more than ever before. “Our goal is always to be the best we can be for our distributors and their end users,” she said. “We believe the QCA Accreditation journey will help us to become a better, stronger organization. It will not only give us the opportunity to review and improve upon current internal processes, but it will also allow us to stay in the forefront of current testing requirements—all of which gives our customers reassurance and confidence when ordering our products. As legislation continues to be introduced that effects our entire industry, we know QCA Accreditation is paramount in ensuring Moderne Glass stays on top of product safety and social compliance.”
 
For more information about QCA Accreditation and to inquire about the process and benefits received, contact Jeffrey P. Jacobs, QCA executive director, at jeff@qcalliance.org, or visit www.qcalliance.org.
 

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