Policy and research organisation, The Business Services Association (BSA) has today published the ‘Responsible Cleaner Scheme’ (RCS) for companies working in the contract cleaning sector.
RCS members have come together to protect and promote the welfare and development of their employees; to make sure their experience and capabilities are recognised and developed; and to promote the professionalisation of the industry itself.
To help achieve these goals RCS members have signed up to a series of commitments which focus on valuing, recognising and rewarding the hard work and dedication of RCS members’ employees. The commitments include:
- Employment Opportunities
- Valuing the Workforce
- Uniforms and Health and Safety
- Payment and Systems
- Training and Development
- New Staff
- Cleaning Profession
Mark Fox, chief executive of the BSA, said:
“This is a good commitment by BSA members involved in the cleaning industry. It represents the seriousness with which they take good practice and professional development.
“I am pleased that BSA members involved in cleaning have come together to initiate and develop the RCS through the BSA”.
Martyn Freeman, managing director of Mitie’s Facilities Management business and chairman of the BSA Cleaning Group, said:
“This is a fantastic scheme. It is great that the industry has come together in this way, demonstrating that it values its employees and is dedicated to professionalising further the
industry. I am really proud that businesses are working together to help achieve these goals and it is a sign of the direction in which the cleaning industry is heading.
“In large part, the commitments represent existing good practice – now set out clearly so that employees, clients and wider stakeholders can see the principles which RCS members will abide by. This is a great scheme for the industry and everyone involved in it.”
Sixteen companies have signed up to the RCS, representing over 130,000 employees.
BSA Responsible Cleaner Scheme: Signatories
Aramark Ltd ISS UK Ltd
Bouygues Energies and Services Ltd Kier Group plc
Carilion plc Mitie Group plc
Cofely PinnaclePSG Ltd
Compass group UK and Ireland Serco plc
G4S plc Sodexo Ltd
OCS Group UK Ltd Vinci Facilities