QCA Momentum Continues with Five New Applicants
Five additional suppliers have applied to participate in the accreditation program developed by the Chicago-based Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products.
End-buyers have many factors to consider when selecting vendors to meet their promotional products needs. Compliance with legislative, social and environmental requirements is a topic of increasing concern for everyone in the supply chain.
“This trend will only continue to grow, and suppliers with the proper business practices and procedures in place to meet and/or exceed these requirements will be the companies distributors and their end-buyers choose for promotional purchases,” said Jim Hagan, president/CEO of City of Industry, California-based Sweda Company LLC, a QCA accredited supplier. Hagan continued, “QCA provides the tools required to help companies put the necessary processes in place.”
Now the QCA announced five additional suppliers have begun utilizing the QCA tools, joining the seven other suppliers that applied for the QCA accreditation program in December. The five new QCA applicants are:
- Anvil Knitwear Inc., New York
- BAG MAKERS Inc., Union, Ill.
- Cutter and Buck Inc., Seattle
- Journalbooks/Timeplanner Calendars, Charlotte, N.C.
- Majestic 360, Fort Collins, Co.
“Anvil has chosen Quality Certification Alliance as its next certification partner to demonstrate its commitment to the promotional products industry,” said Anthony Corsano, CEO and president of Anvil Knitwear Inc. Corsano added, “QCA’s focus on safety, quality, social compliance and environmental protection is completely aligned with Anvil’s responsibility platform, which is held up by three pillars: social- and environmental-responsibility, product safety and integrity.”
As applicants participating in the QCA accreditation program, each company receives a number of tools to help them in developing a compliance program. If each of the applicant companies complete the rigorous QCA accreditation process in the allotted time it receives QCA Accreditation.