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The company’s designation was conferred at the QCA board meeting at The PPAI Expo.

 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (January15, 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 Accreditation to WOVIN Brands. Based in Jackson, Wisconsin, the company operates under the brands WOV-IN, Promopet and Footprints USA.

 

QCA Accredited companies endorse a self-certification, complete a rigorous self-assessment, and then submit their headquarters and their supply base to multiple third-party audits. The QCA board uses a scorecard representing the performance of the applicant and its supply chain on the third-party audits as the foundation for granting accreditation. During the board meeting held at The PPAI Expo, the QCA board reviewed WOVIN’s documentation and awarded approval.

 

“We find that many distributors are craving to work with suppliers who understand brand safety and responsible sourcing so that they can have comfort in the products they sell,” saidJoe Johnson, WOVIN Brands’ director of operations. “QCA has enabled us to prove to our distributors that we can handle their requirements. Our conversations with them have become more proactive and authoritative, and we can answer the difficult questions because we have the audits, documentation and testing to back it up. We are a resource for our distributors, and we’re prepared to work with them to ensure their requirements as well as the end buyers’ requirements are met.”

 

For more information about the QCA Accreditation Program for suppliers, visit qcalliance.org/accreditation-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 – compliance. Lisa Horn, CAS, serves at marketing and editorial director.

 

For more information about the Quality Certification Alliance, visit qcalliance.org and sign upfor QCA News.

 

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