UK Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

6th of February 2015
UK Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

The UK Business Services Association (BSA) in the UK has launched a new initiative for companies in the contract cleaning sector - the Responsible Cleaner Scheme (RCS).

RCS members say they 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 whole industry.

To help achieve these objectives those members have also signed up to a series of commitments - the focus is on valuing, recognising and rewarding the hard work and dedication of employees.

So far 16 companies have signed up to the RCS, representing over 130,000 employees.

Martyn Freeman, managing director of Mitie's facilities management business and chairman of the BSA Cleaning Group, said: "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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