iStock_000017057018XSmallQuality Certifcation Alliance: Quality And Safety. Delivered.®

Quality Certification Alliance is an independent, not-for-profit, accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards by which suppliers in the promotional products industry import and/or manufacture promotional products.

QCA provides industry suppliers with the tools to consistently provide safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise that enhances brand safety for users of promotional products.

We work with suppliers and manufacturers in the promotional products industry to elevate the standards by which they import, decorate and manufacture products, to ensure safe, high quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise.

QCA Accreditation is a process of comprehensive validation that confirms a promotional products supplier has processes in place intended to detect and deter any non-compliant product from entering the marketplace. The QCA Accreditation Process harmonizes the ever-increasing array of compliance tools, identifies the most rigorous standards, measures these standards, and continuously revises and updates the measures and methodology to reflect evolving concerns.

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. For details on the QCA Accreditation Program, click here.

The Problem

Promotional products industry manufacturers and importers—the entry points for products into the marketplace—have long been in search of a way to effectively address client product safety concerns. The leading companies in the promotional products industry could not continue, and didn’t want to continue, to address this topic in a reactive nature; yet there was a marked absence of an industry-specific compliance standard.

The Solution

QCA was formed in July 2008 as a group of industry thought leaders to address the safety, compliance and social responsibility needs of the promotional products industry. By providing the tools required to help companies within the industry, Quality Certification Alliance puts the necessary processes in place to deliver consistently safe and safely produced merchandise with an eye on corporate and social responsibility.

Accreditation Leads to Greater Profitability and Growth

Certification and Accreditation are necessary components of business operations today, it’s simply the “new normal”. More and more, large companies are only interested in vendors who understand the importance of safety and compliance and who insist on it as it relates to every component of the manufacturing and import process. It’s the component that allows companies to take the next steps to greater, more lucrative opportunities to work with larger companies. QCA Accreditation: social awareness and conscience driven growth and profitability.

The Corporation’s Accreditation is only open to a promotional products company that is registered as a “Supplier” with the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), or the Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) and  incorporated in the United States of America.