AustralianSuper has been involved in the Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF) since its inception in 2012. CAF is an important initiative as the cleaning industry employs around 90,000 AustralianSuper members. As a large asset owner, AustralianSuper has a responsibility to influence systemic changes that can help mitigate modern slavery risks and poor labour practices.
By supporting CAF, AustralianSuper are helping to improve the working conditions and environment for members and the industry as a whole. Creating more sustainable cleaning practices is also important for member outcomes as AustralianSuper believes investing in well governed companies with good Environmental, Social and Governance management leads to better long-term performance.