At the heart of the scheme is the RCWS Code of Practice (the Code) developed in partnership with Government agencies and through consultation with the industry. The Code comprises of five sections:
- Consent to trade and Trading Standards
- Financial Transparency and Corporate Governance
- Providing Safe and Hygienic working conditions
- Protecting the Environment
- Compliant and Ethical Employment Practices
RCWS Accreditation requires the operator to meet and abide by the Code in full.