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ISSA unveils new CIMS Advanced certified organisations

ISSA unveils new wave of CIMS Advanced by GBAC certified cleaning organisations

Worldwide cleaning industry association, ISSA, has announced 12 ISSA member companies successfully achieved Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Advanced by GBAC or CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) Advanced by GBAC certification in Q2 2024.

CIMS and CIMS-GB certification help to set cleaning organisations and their green cleaning operations apart in the marketplace. It also helps to meet the growing demand for the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. CIMS and CIMS-GB certification are required in many cleaning service bid specifications as customers look for an effective way to identify high-quality providers committed to customer satisfaction.

Brant Insero, ISSA Senior Director of Education, said: “CIMS Advanced by GBAC certification is a globally recognised program that has opened many doors for companies to do business with federal agencies, property management firms such as Jones Lang LaSalle, and private organisations.

“CIMS allows cleaning organisations to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of managing their business. Achieving CIMS certification elevates cleaning providers by providing a pathway to ensure efficient and quality operations, enabling them to deliver the highest level of customer service to their clients.”

Relevant for in-house operations and outsourced building service contractors of all sizes, CIMS leverages five core elements of management best practices and requires participants to meet 100% of the mandatory elements and 60% of the recommended elements, per section. An ISSA-accredited third-party assessor completes an on-site evaluation to validate that the cleaning operation follows documented systems and processes that support cleaning for health. CIMS-GB takes this certification a step further, placing additional emphasis on the organisation’s green cleaning program.

HudMed in Hillsborough Township, NJ, and Spectrum BSA in Los Alamitos, CA, achieved certification to CIMS Advanced by GBAC, while H4 Enterprises in Fayetteville, NC, certified to CIMS with Honors Advanced by GBAC.

Four organisations achieved CIMS-GB Advanced by GBAC certification:

  • CleanMark Group in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Rozalado & Co. Commercial Cleaning in Chicago, IL
  • SQM Janitorial Services in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • Team Clean in Philadelphia, PA

Five organisations achieved CIMS-GB with Honors Advanced by GBAC certification:

  • Connect Building Services in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Goodwill of Colorado in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Green Apple Commercial Cleaning in Province, NJ
  • Shinol in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Super Clean Building Services in San Francisco, CA

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