The Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF) has entered into a new partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Commission is an independent statutory organisation that protects and promotes human rights both here in Australia and internationally. CAF CEO, Poonam Datar, says that “We are beyond thrilled to be working closely with the Commission on putting workers at the forefront of business and human rights considerations. CAF and the Commission will be able to leverage each other’s expertise through this partnership contributing to a more robust human rights due diligence environment in Australia.”
The outcomes of this collaboration will see the Commission contributing its human rights expertise to provide input into CAF’s approach to mitigating modern slavery risk in cleaning supply chains. The scope includes such things as a review of CAF’s Modern Slavery Guidance for Members as well as the development of a factsheet for vulnerable migrant workers.