FEY Promotional Products Achieves QCA Accreditation
Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, has awarded QCA accreditation to Edgerton, Minnesota-based FEY Promotional Products, whose brands include Fey Line, Magna-Tel by Fey, Mi Line by Fey, and Reflectix by Fey.
QCA Accredited companies endorse a self-certification, complete a rigorous self-assessment, and then submit their headquarters and their supply base to multiple third-party audits. The QCA board uses a scorecard representing the performance of the applicant and its supply chain on the third-party audits as the foundation for granting accreditation.
“The QCA accreditation process created awareness to the much broader responsibilities with social accountability/compliance, supply chain security, and environmental stewardship," said Mike Fey, MAS, president of FEY Promotional Products. "It exposed gaps we had and strengthened our protocols. We are in a much better state to avoid problems as we have procedures in place to ensure accuracy and compliance. The process is an exhaustive one, which involves dedication and diligence across the company. Additionally, we found it requires a willingness to see the 'current state' of our internal processes in order to truly improve and advance our business forward. Only those companies who are genuinely committed to quality and compliance, as well as continuous improvement, should start the QCA journey.”
FEY Promotional Products joins the ranks of 31 other companies that have met the rigorous qualifications to achieve QCA Accreditation.
“The commitment and dedication to undertaking and completing this process are to be commended," said Tim Brown, MAS, executive director of operations for QCA. "QCA accreditation is more than a company being able to say that its processes are safe. Rather, it is an exhaustive process that involves organization-wide diligence, in-depth third-party audits, and continuous monitoring. This accreditation will open doors for FEY, their lines and distributors, as end-buyers continue to seek more assurances of brand protection from our industry.”
For more information on FEY Promotional Products, visit www.fey-line.com.