Starline Inc. Receives QCA Accreditation
Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, the promotional product industry’s only independent, non-governmental accreditation organization dedicated to helping companies provide brand safety, has awarded QCA Accreditation to Starline Inc., Grand Island, N.Y.
Starline becomes only the third supplier in 2017 to achieve Accreditation status as a result of meeting the rigorous qualifications of the promotional products industry’s only certification dedicated to product quality, product safety, supply chain security, social accountability and environmental stewardship.
“Starline had developed an extensive compliance program on our own prior to achieving QCA Accreditation," said Jeff Hassler, director of financial analysis and compliance for QCA. "However, QCA helped identify areas of our program that needed additional attention while focusing on overall best practices. QCA was a catalyst in growing Starline’s compliance program from internally developed into a world-class program. Compliance in the promotional products industry is a shared responsibility, sometimes fractured by individual perspectives, but at the foundation laid the same global compliance objectives. These unified objectives are essential to the long-term health of our industry. QCA provides a unique solution to efficiently communicating Starline’s commitment to compliance to all stakeholders in our industry.”