Certification

A supply chain certification scheme is at the heart of CAF

The CAF Certification Scheme 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.

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. Uniquely, CAF Certification involves a worker engagement component which seeks to ensure direct participation of the cleaners in the certification process.

CAF has developed a 3 Star Standard and is developing 4 and 5 Star Standards. Buildings are currently able to be certified to the CAF 3 Star Standard. To learn more, see the Guide to the CAF building certification scheme.

To see the list of buildings that have obtained CAF 3 Star Standard Certification, click here.

To register your interest, click here.

Cleaning Contractor Pre-Certification Scheme

The CAF Contractor Pre-Certification 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-Certification Scheme, a Cleaning Contractor has demonstrated compliance processes that support ethical and sustainable labour practices.

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. Separate pricing schedules have been developed for commercial buildings and shopping centres and CAF will continue to develop pricing schedules for other types of cleaning such as retail stores, schools, and universities.