Premiums & Promotional Products
The reputation of a brand or
license is precious. Whether you are a brand, an advertiser, a supplier, a
licensor or a licensee, the quality, safety and compliance of your promotional
products is a key priority.
Promotional merchandise and
business gifts used in marketing and communication activities encompasses a
wide range of product categories. The most common types of promotional
merchandise include apparel, fashion accessories, watches, writing instruments,
drinkware, bags, toys, collectables, electrical products etc.
Unsafe and non-compliant branded products pose the risk of being recalled and potentially damaging your reputation. Poor quality items might negatively impact your customers’ perception of your brand…
• Are you confident that your promotional products do not contain any restricted chemical substances?
• Are you confident that your promotional products are manufactured in a sustainable way?
• How can you know that your manufacturers will ship your products to your exact specifications?
With a presence in every major
sourcing and selling territory around the world, our Quality Assurance
Solutions help companies that are developing, sourcing and distributing
promotional products, improve their product quality, safety, compliance,
sustainability and speed-to-market. We are able to provide a full supply chain
management solution to our clients, from concept to distribution:
Advisory and Technical Assistance:
Our consultants can help you define which legislation is applicable for
your promotional products in their country of distribution. We can also support
you with the development and implementation of a quality assurance programme or
testing manual to drive quality down to your factories and suppliers. We can
support your teams with our training solutions designed to provide you with
informative and practical knowledge that you can use to succeed in meeting the
regulatory and quality challenges of today’s marketplace.
Product Testing: We can check the safety, performance, environmental credential, chemical characteristics, electrical safety and compatibility of your promotional products via our global network of testing laboratories. We can perform tests on a large range of consumer products including hard goods, toys, juvenile products, textiles, footwear, electrical and electronic products, cosmetics products, wireless electronics including wearables.
Product Inspections: A 3rd party inspection is the verification of
product quality to pre-defined specifications before, during and/or after the
production process. Prior to the manufacturing process, raw materials can be
inspected to identify if the materials themselves meet necessary
specifications. During the manufacturing process, we can inspect your
promotional products at the factory to verify that quality requirements and
specifications are being met. After production, your promotional products can
be inspected prior to loading and unloading to verify that the approved final
product is shipped and received according to the buyer’s requirements.
Factory Assessments: A factory assessment audits the production capability and performance of a factory against proven quality principles. As such, the key criteria assessed are policies, procedures and records that would indicate the factory’s ability to deliver consistent quality management over time, rather than at one given time or only for certain products.
CSR Services: We can offer your company a wide range of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) services including Ethical/Social Compliance Audits, Environmental Audits, Chemical Discharge Monitoring Assessments or Security Audits. Those services are designed to provide you the confidence that your promotional products are manufactured in a sustainable way.
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services UK
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