ISSA Announces Latest Round of CIMS Advanced by GBAC Certifications

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is pleased to announce 24 ISSA member companies have successfully achieved Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Advanced by GBAC certification or CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) Advanced by GBAC certification in the first quarter of 2024.

CIMS certification and CIMS-GB certification help to set cleaning organizations and their green cleaning operations apart in the marketplace. It also helps to meet the growing demand for the U.S. 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.

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 much greater emphasis on green cleaning and sustainability. 

“Earning CIMS Advanced by GBAC certification allows an organization to separate itself from the competition by demonstrating a dedication to a higher standard of cleanliness,” said ISSA Senior Director of Education Brant Insero. “Using CIMS encourages service providers to manage their organization in a manner that is predicated on ensuring quality, efficiency, and overall customer satisfaction.”

Maintenance Resources Inc. has achieved certification to CIMS Advanced by GBAC, while Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, JKSM Commercial Cleaning & Maintenance, ServiceMaster Commercial Systems, Service Star Building Cleaning Inc., and TRK Investments LLC have certified to CIMS with Honors Advanced by GBAC.

Davolt Community Advocacy, Regency Cleaning Services Inc., and Southern New Hampshire University have achieved CIMS-GB Advanced by GBAC certification, while the following 15 organizations have achieved CIMS-GB with Honors Advanced by GBAC certification:

  • A1 Cleaning Services
  • AHI Facility Services Inc.
  • Alabama Cleaning Service
  • Ambassador Services LLC
  • Blackstone Consulting Inc.
  • Collins Building Services Inc.
  • Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
  • Green Apple Commercial Cleaning
  • H4 Enterprises LLC
  • Job Options, Inc.
  • Native Resource Development Co. Inc.
  • Nobis Enterprises, Inc.
  • Terra Klean Solutions, Inc.
  • UG2
  • Vanguard Resources Inc.

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About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, helps organizations demonstrate their commitment to protecting the health and well-being of their customers and employees in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way. GBAC provides the training, education, consulting, accreditation, and certification services needed to help shape a healthier and safer world for everyone, everywhere. GBAC STAR™ facilities and organizations use their accreditation to support and show their commitment to health and wellness, and a more sustainable, resilient world. In addition, GBAC STAR Accreditation can support an organization’s commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by assisting in achieving their environmental, social responsibility, and governance (ESG) objectives. For more information, visit