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A supply chain certification scheme is at the heart of CAF. It requires all stakeholders to agree to the CAF Core Principles and provides a mechanism to certify individual buildings to 3, 4 or 5 Star Standards.

CAF 3 Star Standard

CAF has developed a 3 Star Standard which focuses on six key areas of compliance:

  • Labour
  • Responsible contracting
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Financial Viability
  • Worker engagement
  • Remediation

A public version of the 3 Star Standard is available here.

Building Certification Scheme

The CAF Building Certification scheme works with cleaners, cleaning contractors, property managers, tenants and property owners to ensure transparency and accountability of their cleaning supply chain. This involves a desk-based audit and a site-based social audit to verify compliance against the CAF Standard. Uniquely, CAF Certification involves the direct participation of the cleaners in the certification process to improve and maintain decent working conditions.

Buildings are currently able to be certified to the CAF 3 Star Standard. To learn more, including how to apply, click here.

Cleaning Contractor Pre-Qualification Scheme

The CAF Contractor Pre-qualification scheme has recently been developed to assist Cleaning Contractors ensure they have adequate systems and processes in place at a company level to better facilitate audits under the CAF Building Certification scheme.

By successfully qualifying under the CAF Pre-qualification framework, a Cleaning Contractor has demonstrated compliance processes that support ethical and sustainable labour practices.

To find out more, click here.

Procurement Toolkit

CAF has developed a suite of best practice procurement tools and guidance notes for cleaning companies, property managers and property owners to use when tendering cleaning contracts. CAF’s key procurement tool is the Pricing Schedule, which provides transparency of wages and overheads, hours worked and productivity rates to enable a fair and consistent assessment of tenders.

Visit our Resources page to view available templates and documents.

Cleaning Accountability Framework Ltd.