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What is the Quality Certification Alliance?

Posted November 3, 2011

The Quality Certification Alliance is an independent accreditation organization whose stated mission is to “elevate the standards by which industry firms that import and/or manufacture promotional products provide consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise.” 

The Quality Certification Alliance goes beyond laws like California Prop 65 and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act by formally accrediting product suppliers who submit to a comprehensive third-party review covering nearly all facets of their business. Many of InkHead’s top supply partners are founding members of the QCA, and other top partners are in the process of being accredited now.

What does this mean for you?

When you purchase an item from one of InkHead’s QCA-accredited supply partners, you can be rest assured that the products meet QCA’s stringent standards for product safety, product quality, supply chain security, social accountability and environmental stewardship.

This is by no means meant to imply that items from non-QCA accredited suppliers are unsafe or of inferior quality; they simply have not been subjected to the same review as QCA-certified product suppliers. The products they offer still meet all state and federal guidelines for product safety. 

If you are concerned about whether the item you are purchasing comes from a QCA-accredited supplier, please call us at 800-554-0127 any time between 9 AM and 8 PM. A promotions expert can determine the supplier of the item as well as make other product recommendations if the item you want is not from a QCA-accredited supplier.

Further Reading

  • QCA Home Page: Visit the Quality Certification Alliance home page to learn more about the organization, its founding, and its accreditation process.
  • QCA Accreditation: Read the complete scope of the accreditation program.
  • QCA-Accredited Companies: Review the list of companies currently accredited by the Quality Certification Alliance.
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