The company is the first to complete the program that was introduced for distributors and decorators in 2019.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (March 12, 2020) – Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), the only coalition dedicated to ensuring accountability and independent validation of corporate responsibility throughout the promotional product industry’s supply chain, has awarded QCA’s Distributor Certificate to Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (BDA).

Built upon the existing Advocacy Council, the Distributor Certification Program is designed specifically for the needs of distributors and decorators, allowing them to further their commitment to brand safety and responsible sourcing. Like QCA’s Supplier Accreditation, it begins with a company completing a thorough self-assessment, which includes a gap analysis to identify process and procedure voids and requires supporting documentation for review by the QCA Compliance Committee.

From there, applicants build upon the self-assessment by developing a comprehensive compliance manual that ensures they have an effective program for detecting and deferring unsafe or non-compliant product before it enters into the supply chain. Upon successful completion of this process, a series of audits are authorized for the company’s headquarters, where corrective action may be required before Certification is granted.

“Partnering with QCA saves us time and money because it expedites the process of verifying BDA’s policies and procedures,” said Jay Deutsch, BDA CEO and co-founder. “Without QCA Certification, clients would have to spend time to verify the quality of our processes and service offerings (i.e. providing proper working conditions, production that is environmentally friendly and product safety compliance, etc.). As a result of our QCA Certification, we are able to engage in a transparent process that saves time and money by being able to easily attest to our compliance.”

 

For more information about the QCA Certification Program for distributors and decorators, visit www.qcalliance.org/certification-program. To inquire further about the program and benefits received, contact participation@qcalliance.org.

 

About QCA:
Quality Certification Alliance is the only coalition dedicated to ensuring accountability and independent validation of corporate responsibility throughout the promotional product industry’s supply chain. It brings together users of promotional products, distributor advocates, certified distributors and decorators, and accredited suppliers with the mission to elevate the standards by which promotional products firms consistently provide socially compliant, safe, high-quality and environmentally conscientious merchandise.

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.

D E (Denise) Fenton serves as executive director. Lisa Horn serves as marketing and editorial director.

For more information about the Quality Certification Alliance, visit qcalliance.org.

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