Knowledge Series White Papers

QCA DISTRIBUTOR COMPLIANCE PROGRAM PRIMER

In an industry where key customers are household names seeking to promote their corporate brand with promotional products that embody their corporate principles, a Distributor’s compliance processes are these consumer-facing brands first line of defense against bad publicity for a product they didn’t manufacture.

QCA offers three qualifications to the Distributor – the Distributor Advocate, the Compliance Certified Distributor and the Distributor Strategic Sourcing Certificate.

QCA COMPLIANCE ACCREDITATION PROGRAM PRIMER

The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) was established to address the need for a comprehensive manufacturing compliance accreditation program in the promotional products industry. The Knowledge Series Compliance Accreditation Program Primer answers many of the FAQ’s about areas of compliance covered, the standards employed, and that it is a supplier’s processes that are accredited, NOT a factory or product.

DEFINING ETHICAL MANUFACTURING FOR YOUR CUSTOMER

Social accountability policies – also known as labor standards or ethical manufacturing programs – are designed to ensure that a minimum set of protections are provided to factory workers who produce the product.

DEFINING SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY COMPLIANCE FOR YOUR CUSTOMER

Knowledge Series Supply Chain Security explains that compliance is not only the original site of manufacture, but also the conveyance, warehousing and additional processes that may be used to transform a blank product into the product your client has ordered.

DEFINING QUALITY MANUFACTURING COMPLIANCE FOR YOUR CUSTOMER

Effective Quality programs incorporate management practices – policies, procedures and protocols – that provide for the predictable output of products from a company’s manufacturing processes.

DEFINING PRODUCT SAFETY FOR YOUR CUSTOMER

The QCA Compliance Accreditation Program works with Applicants to develop management practices to ensure that the consistent and predictable output from the company’s processes is a compliant and safe product.

DEFINING ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP COMPLIANCE FOR YOUR CUSTOMER

Preserving and protecting the environment and human health are the aims of an effective environmental stewardship program. In the promotional products industry, water, energy and emissions are the primary focus of Environmental Stewardship programs.

QCA BRAND SAFETY: MORE THAN DIGITAL MEDIA

This white paper discusses the risks and rewards of promotional products. Then it provides guidance that will help to protect and grow brands.