Seville Corp. and Sun Coast Merchandise Begin QCA Certification Process
"Fortune 1000 companies are asking for 100 percent QCA Accredited supplier product offerings, and there is a critical need to expand the number of QCA Certified product categories available to help these end buyers fill their preferred supplier programs and RFP needs," he continued. "So many companies in our industry continue to delay serious compliance efforts hoping that product safety and compliance is just the next trend, but the genie is out of the bottle. These companies might not realize it yet, but there are many conversations that they are no longer even a part of because of their lack of having a comprehensive compliance program."
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Chicago, Illinois-based Quality Certification Alliance is an independent, accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards by which industry firms that import and/or manufacture promotional products provide consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise. QCA Accreditation is granted to companies who complete an independent third-party audit and comply with stringent standards, which are based upon a combination of state and national laws, international standards and industry-accepted best practices that are recognized for their strength and effectiveness by QCA Accredited companies, the promotional products industry and end-user clients.
QCA was formed in July 2008, and today 19 companies have met the rigorous qualifications to achieve QCA Accreditation—Bag Makers Inc.; Barton Nelson Inc.; BDA Inc.; Broder Bros.; Bullet; Cutter & Buck; Dard Products Inc.; Garyline; Gemline; Gordon Sinclair; Hit Promotional Prouducts; Jetline; JournalBooks/TimePlanner Calendars; Leed's; Logomark Inc.; MMI; Prime Line; SnugZ USA; and Sweda Company LLC—with others soon to complete the process.
In May 2012, the QCA Distributor Advocacy Council Charter was created to formalize the relationship the organization has with distributors who understand the value compliance programs have in building stronger relationships with suppliers, creating competitive advantage in the marketplace and building loyalty with their end-buyer clients. It is currently comprised of 15 companies, which represent more than $800 million in annual promotional products sales.