Getting Started with QCA: A Quick Reference Guide

Participation Eligibility

QCA Affiliation is open to companies that use branded merchandise (promotional products, premiums and/or incentives) as part of their marketing and advertising campaigns and to industry distributors, decorators and service providers that support the mission of QCA brand safety. Certification is offered to distributors and decorators in the promotional products industry that distribute promotional merchandise. Accreditation is offered for members of the promotional products industry that manufacture, import, decorate and/or distribute promotional merchandise.

There are four participation categories and corresponding requirements as outlined below.

 

Participation Categories: Requirements And Benefits

PARTICIPATION CATEGORIES ELIGIBLE PARTIES REQUIREMENTS BENEFITS
User End buyers of branded merchandise: brands, associations, organizations, individuals, etc. Brand safety corporate culture Enhanced brand safety protections
Supports your ethical sourcing objectives and programs
Ability to influence and improve and industry
Advocate Distributors, decorators and service providers in the promotional products industry Public commitment to the responsible sourcing of promotional products Recognized by end-buyers for commitment to responsible sourcing
Meet transparency and engagement requirements Included on Advocate List and participate on Advocacy Council
Certified Distributor & Decorator** Distributors and decorators in the promotional products industry Complete QCA Compliance Certification Program Guided compliance program development and validation
Recertify every two years

 

Certification Program will launch mid-to-end of 2019

Listing in QCA Certified Distributor or Decorator section of the website
Accredited Supplier Suppliers in the promotional products industry Complete QCA Compliance Accreditation Program Highest level of ethical sourcing achievement and recognition in the industry
Reaccredit every two years Cost savings and efficiencies from quality, environmental, process and policy improvements
*For more information and fee structures send an email to tbrown@qcalliance.org