QCA News 2010
Five additional suppliers have applied to participate in the accreditation program developed by the Quality Certification Alliance, the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (March 15, 2010) – 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. Read more.
April 26, 2010: AVALINE AND FANDA ACHIEVE QCA ACCREDITATION
They join 11 other leading companies in certifying their processes are procedures are compliant with the most rigorous product safety standards.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (April 26, 2010) – The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products, has awarded accreditation to two additional suppliers. Read more.
June 7, 2010: DISTRIBUTOR SUPPORT FOR QCA GROWS
Fueled by end buyers’ demand for safe and compliant products, distributors are looking to QCA Accredited Suppliers to meet their needs.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 7, 2010) – In today’s hyper-competitive environment, providing safe and compliant promotional products is an essential component of doing business. Fortune 1000 clients expect it, and it’s only a matter of time before smaller businesses require the same assurances. Read more.
August 3, 2010: QCA FORMS DISTRIBUTOR ADVOCACY GROUP
Ten distributors, which represent more than $600 million in annual promotional products sales, have recognized the importance of compliance programs and joined this select group.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (August 3, 2010) – Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) has formed a Distributor Advocacy Group that formalizes 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 Read more.
October 11, 2010: QCA GAINS THREE NEW APPLICANTS FOR ACCREDITATION
Design Resources, Gill Studios and Points of Light have applied to participate in the accreditation program developed by the Quality Certification Alliance, the promotional product industry’s only independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping companies provide safe products.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (October 11, 2010) – McDonalds made headlines this summer with the recall of 12 million promotional glasses to support the movie Shrek Forever After due to cadmium health risks, and last month Chuck E. Cheese recalled 1.1 million light-up rings and 120,000 star eye glasses due to ingestion hazards. Unfortunately, these are not isolated incidents. In fact, not only does it appear that the number of recalls from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission are accelerating, but they are also becoming more public—doing more damage to corporate brands in the process. Read more.