A – The Association of Austrian Promotional Products Distributors (VÖW) has initiated the VÖW certification and is thus setting the course to upgrade the promotional products industry. The aim of the certification is to create binding standards regarding production processes, working conditions and market behaviour and thus distance oneself from potential industry-damaging behaviour.
The certification process was already brought into being by VÖW in the year 2012. In an initial step, first of all the expectations and requirements of the members were determined and summarised. The findings then formed the basis for the further development of the certification, which was successfully implemented by a Certification Board, which comprises of members from the association’s Executive Board.
The first phase of the certification process is currently underway and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The official presentation of the certificates is planned to take place at the association’s annual meeting in the summer of 2015.