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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

The Business Services Association (BSA) has 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 professionalization of the industry itself. 

To help achieve these goals, RCS members have signed up to a series of commitments. The focus of the commitments is on valuing, recognising and rewarding the hard work and dedication of RCS members’ employees. Sixteen companies have signed up to the RCS, representing over 130,000 employees.

Current signatories to the BSA Responsible Cleaner Scheme:

Aramark Ltd
Bouygues Energies and Services Ltd
Carillion plc

Compass Group UK and Ireland
G4S plc
OCS Group UK Ltd
Kier Group plc
Mitie Group plc
Pinnacle PSG Ltd
Serco plc
Sodexo Ltd
Vinci Facilities

Martyn Freeman, Managing Director of Mitie’s Facilities Management business, 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”.