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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (July 17, 2018) – The Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) announces the qualification of UL as an authorized audit provider for their Accreditation Program.

With this achievement, UL joins Bureau Veritas to become only the second authorized audit provider. Also, to better serve QCA’s clients, both providers will now offer Accredited Suppliers the opportunity to schedule and complete future SMETA 4-Pillar audits at the same time QCA audits are requested for completion.

As a leading brand safety advocate, QCA is the promotional products industry’s only independent, non-profit accrediting organization dedicated to validating industry manufacturing and sourcing processes.

For more information about QCA Accreditation and to inquire about the process and benefits received, visit

About QCA:

Chicago, Illinois-based Quality Certification Alliance is an independent, not-for-profit, accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards by which industry firms provide consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant 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.