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Cleanology joins Living Wage leadership group

Published 19th May, 2022 by Neil Nixon

Cleanology’s CEO, Dominic Ponniah.
Cleanology’s CEO, Dominic Ponniah.

Cleanology’s CEO, Dominic Ponniah, has joined the Living Wage Foundation’s Recognised Service Provider (RSP) Leadership Group. The group acts to encourage wider take-up of fair pay, and to make the accreditation scheme more effective.

Ponniah said: “I feel incredibly privileged to play a role in shaping the group and pioneering fair pay. In our industry, with many staff classed as low-skilled, decent pay is an issue for many. As a member of the leadership group, I hope to act as a bridge between the Living Wage Foundation and the cleaning industry, to increase our own client uptake of support for the Real Living Wage, and to promote transparency among businesses that display fair pay credentials.”

Cleanology publishes a monthly report on the number of new clients signing up to the Living Wage. In January, this figure was 100%. In total, over 70% of the company’s workforce is paid a Real Living Wage rate or higher - the aim is to reach 80% by the end of the year, rising to 100% within two years.

Sebastian Bachelier, programme manager at the Living Wage Foundation, said: “Dominic has been a great proponent of the Real Living Wage and the Recognised Service Provider accreditation and we, at the Living Wage Foundation, are delighted to have him join the Recognised Service Provider Leadership Group. He will make a brilliant addition to this group, bringing enthusiasm, specialist sector knowledge and a strong commitment to the Real Living Wage as well as a commitment to social causes more broadly, such as the Hygiene Bank and green business practices.”

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