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Welcome to the I.D. Me blog! Here you’ll find articles highlighting our core values, the achievements of our suppliers, and other information about promotional products. We hope this blog will provide our customers with more insight into I.D. Me and highlight our commitment to the safety and quality of our products.

  • Supplier Spotlight: Leeds

    Leeds Leeds Headquarters

    I.D. Me Promotions prides itself on working with suppliers that care about how their workers are treated as well as the safety of the products they produce.

    We would like to highlight one of the limited suppliers we choose to work with and why we work with them: Leeds.

    Based in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Leeds is the premier supplier of high-quality promotional products. With a wide range of products from pens and drinkware to bags and mobile tech, Leeds has just about everything that our clients want. More importantly, Leeds takes pride in their work concerning social compliance and product safety.

    Leeds has agreed to abide by I.D. Me College's Code of Conduct and Supplier Compliance Agreement:

    Leeds' Signed Code of Conduct
    Leeds' Supplier Compliance Agreement

    As a founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Leeds promotes quality, safety, and integrity among suppliers. Apart from QCA, Leeds is also a member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), and Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI).

    Leeds is committed to conducting business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with all national and local legal requirements, customs, and published industry standards pertaining to employment and manufacturing. Their compliance team is located both in North America and Asia, where they manage compliance oversight throughout the supply chain, from factory audits to product testing.

    Furthermore, Leeds is committed to making sure all of their products are safe for consumer use. Leeds is a subsidiary of Polyconcept North America (PNCA) which is fully committed to applying the highest standards of safety for its products. PNCA requires all products purchased to meet their design specifications, and those specifications are constantly reviewed and revised as necessary to ensure all products meet and exceed federal regulations. Furthermore, PCNA constantly audits their factories to ensure that all safety guidelines are being followed. If they find that the working conditions or the product quality falls below a certain threshold, PCNA drops them from the supply chain.

    Finally, Leeds has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including 2014 Top Supplier of the Year by Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) and dozens of ASI Distributor Choice Awards. These awards highlight the Leeds’ hard work to produce safe products and remain socially compliant in the workplace. For these many reasons, we choose to work with suppliers like Leeds.

    Leeds is just one of our many great suppliers. To see a full list of our suppliers, visit https://www.idmecollege.com/suppliers.

  • Commitment to Product and Worker Safety

    Worker Product Safety

    Over the years, I.D. Me College has taken on an increasing amount of colleges who care about providing safe products that are made by workers that are respected. At I.D. Me College, we do our best to provide our clients with products that are both safe, and created by workers whose rights are protected. Let’s dive into what we do to try to make sure these two aspects are followed:

    Workers: At I.D. Me College, we do what we can to ensure that the safety and rights of workers are protected. I.D. Me College is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and has integrated their mission and approach into I.D. Me’s sourcing policies. We have developed a Code of Conduct that is the center of our policy: Code of Conduct Example. We work closely with a limited number of suppliers that have demonstrated an ability and willingness to ensure these codes are implemented through their supply chains. In addition to our code of conduct, we work with suppliers with auditing programs that includes on-site visits to the factories we source from. Many of these audits are run by third-party organizations, and include leading certifications such as WRAP, QCA, ISO, and others.

    Products: We understand how important product safety is. At I.D. Me, we work with suppliers to test products using industry experts and third party laboratories. In addition, behind every product are hundreds of chemicals like lead, phthalates and cadmium that can be harmful. These chemicals, as well as others, are becoming more regulated in an effort to protect the consumer. Compliance laws such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and California Proposition 65 are vital to ensuring your products are safe and your brand is protected. We require our suppliers to provide us with General Certifications of Conformity and Children’s Product Certificates (for children’s products) to assert that products adhere to product safety laws.

    Be sure to check out our large selection of promotional products made safely for the health of your consumers, and by workers who are treated fairly at https://www.idmecollege.com

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