Wilcomatic commits to RCWS, promises fair wash
The British car wash manufacturer Wilcomatic has committed to the Responsible Car Wash Scheme’s (RCWS) code of practice. More than 500 car washes across the UK will soon flag a fair wash banner.
The company promised complete adherence to regulations and ethical practices across its environmental and business activities. “Our belief is that the RCWS code of practice should be in place in every car wash”, says Kevin Pay, managing director at Wilcomatic.
Wilcomatic’s automatic car wash systems are installed across nearly 550 Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco supermarket petrol forecourt locations. The company wants to display banners from October onwards. According to Wilcomatic, drivers should be aware they are never too far from a car wash they can trust.
“The RCWS is doing an excellent job in drawing attention to the obligations of businesses and the choices that car owners can make, whether they’re using a hand car wash or an automated system”, says Pay. “Our belief is that the RCWS code of practice should be in place in every car wash and we are proud to promote our accreditation nationally by displaying the RCWS logo.”
The hand car wash sector has consistently been identified as an industry where workers are at risk of exploitation, ranging from poor working conditions to modern day slavery. Legitimate businesses are often undercut by those breaking the law, creating an unfair competitive landscape.