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BSA Responsible Cleaner Scheme (RCS) published

27 January 2015

The BSA has published its ‘Responsible Cleaner Scheme’ (RCS) for companies working in the contract cleaning sector

The BSA has announced that 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. 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. Participating members include Amey, Aramark, Bouygues Energies and Services, Carillion, Cofely, Compass Group UK and Ireland, G4S, OCS Group UK, Interserve, ISS UK, Kier Group, Mitie Group, Pinnacle PSG, Serco, Sodexo and Vinci Facilities.

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, 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”.

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