Our Commitment to Responsible Sourcing
Our passion at BrandCo Marketing is providing the highest quality print, branded merchandise, and marketing services. In doing so, we source and supply our products through responsible and honest practices to uphold our standards and values as a reputable and trustworthy supplier.
BrandCo Marketing follows the following key initiatives of responsible sourcing:
- Product Quality
- Product Safety and Compliance
- Social and Environmental Responsibility
- Supply Chain of Custody & Security
- Import/Export Compliance
As members of the PPAI organization, we aim to fulfill our duties in supplying only the best and most honest products our industry provides. Across our various supply chains around the globe, we strive to leave a positive impact on the individuals manufacturing our products in addition to preserving the environment in which they work in. We only use reputable CPSC-accredited 3rd party laboratories for all required testing.
The Promotional Products Association International advocates the power and value of promotional products in the marketing and advertising professions to ensure the success of its members and the global industry. To that end, PPAI utilizes its various resources to implement socially responsible activities that contribute to the betterment of our local community.
(PPAI Corporate Responsibility: https://www.ppai.org/corporate-responsibility/)
Product Compliance Regulations
The Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (“CPSIA”)
The CPSIA was signed into law August 14, 2008 to increase toy safety standards and mandate third-party testing of children’s products and toys and other consumer products. This federal law expanded current CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) authority (see: www.cpsc.gov) and created responsibilities for those who make, distribute and sell consumer products including items intended for children’s usage.
BrandCo Marketing products meet current CPSIA standards and guidelines so that clients can be confident they are receiving the safest products available in the marketplace. BrandCo’s product offerings are primarily designed for general use by adults and are not intended for children age 12 or younger unless specifically stated in product descriptions.
California Proposition 65 (“Prop 65”)
California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, also known as Prop 65, requires a warning notice on products that contain substances and chemicals identified by the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. Currently, over 1,000 chemicals are on California’s list of hazardous substances and chemicals and that list can be found at https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65.
In the event a product requires Prop 65 labeling, BrandCo Marketing will label the product free of charge. There are several different formats for the Prop 65 warning label, BrandCo Marketing will typically use the following “short form” label that has been approved by the State of California and its Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to cover risks of exposure to substances that can cause cancer and reproductive harm: https://www.p65warnings.ca.gov/
If any of our customers have specific Prop 65 labeling requirements, please advise us and we will use our best efforts to accommodate you.