QCA Accredits Seville Gear
The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products, has granted QCA accreditation to McFarland, Wisconsin-based Seville Gear.
The company has now met the qualifications to receive the promotional products industry’s only certification dedicated to product quality, product safety, supply chain security, social accountability and environmental stewardship.
To achieve QCA accreditation, Seville Gear completed a self-assessment and submitted its headquarters and supply base to multiple third-party audits. The QCA board then used a scorecard representing the performance of the company and its supply chain on the third-party audits as the foundation for granting accreditation.
“We agreed with and embraced the need for industry manufacturers, importers, suppliers and distributors to take the lead in defining and implementing a higher set of standards throughout the supply chain," Mike Jarrett, president of Seville, said. "Everyone benefits and it only improves the integrity and impact of the promotional products industry. We are a better partner with our factories, a better employer, and a better company because of the steps we have taken for certification."
“We knew Seville Gear took stewardship seriously and want to congratulate them on achieving QCA certification," added Jeffrey P. Jacobs, executive director of QCA. "We knew they took the necessary, proactive steps to provide safe and compliant product, and the accreditation process proves it.”