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The Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF) is a world-first, game-changing organisation whose mission is to improve labour practices in the cleaning industry. CAF works with cleaners, tenants, contractors, property owners, facility managers, and investors across the cleaning supply chain to ensure ethical labour practices through our promotion of:

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Cleaners have the right to work that is fairly paid, safe, secure, freely chosen, and undertaken with dignity

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We are setting a national standard for the cleaning industry and reward best practice through our CAF Certification Scheme

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The CAF Certification Scheme provides a credible framework to measure social compliance within the cleaning industry. Investors, property owners, building managers, cleaning contractors and tenants benefit from improved procurement processes and reduced risks, while cleaners are assured of fair pay and working conditions.

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Charter Hall is pleased to be an active partner with the Cleaning Accountability Framework through the certification of assets and in an Advisory capacity. Together Charter Hall and CAF are able to share insights to bring about positive and meaningful change for cleaners involved in Charter Hall’s office assets.

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CAF Building Certification recognised by GRESB

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