Union, Illinois-based supplier Bag Makers, Inc. (UPIC: BAGMAKRS) has been awarded QCA accreditation by the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA).
“Bag Makers is very proud to have earned QCA accreditation and to be part of the QCA family of companies,” says Chuck Sandford, CAS, Bag Makers president. “The values of QCA—product safety, social compliance and environmental stewardship—are in line with our own values, and our commitment to them has been longstanding. They have been our own core business practices, and our QCA accreditation is simply the natural next step in our evolution of differentiating ourselves in the marketplace.”
“As the global marketplace changes and the legislative, social and political landscapes continue to evolve, it makes sense for us to embrace a higher level of accountability to our customers,” Sandford continues. “The two-year journey wasn’t easy, but we feel it will provide us the added opportunities to grow our business by being a frontrunner in the key issues facing the future of our industry. We take great pride in this accomplishment and what it means for our business long term. QCA accreditation enhances our value proposition to distributors that are also looking for that extra level of differentiation. Today, our customers—and their customers—can now feel secure that our products and processes are the best the industry has to offer.”
To achieve certification, Bag Makers undertook a rigorous self-assessment and self-certification process and submitted its headquarters and supplier base to multiple third-party audits. Bag Makers joins 18 other companies that have achieved QCA accreditation.
Brent Stone, QCA executive director, operations, says: “It is nice to see the commitment to compliance from Bag Makers has resulted in this new QCA accreditation. With several other suppliers also in the final auditing phase of our program, we expect the progress of new applicant accreditations to continue and the ranks of QCA-accredited suppliers to jump.”