March CIMS Certifications Announced

March 25, 2020 March CIMS Certifications Announced

ISSA is pleased to announce eight ISSA member companies have successfully completed recertification to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) with honors.

CIMS 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.

To achieve this certification, an ISSA-accredited third-party assessor conducts a three-day, on-site review of a company’s practices and documentation to ensure compliance. This also includes visiting with customers, further verifying the companies remain consistent and compliant with CIMS requirements. CIMS-GB takes this certification a step further, placing much greater emphasis on green cleaning and sustainability. 

The following companies have recertified to CIMS-GB with Honors.

In addition, Cleaning Connection Inc. achieved CIMS-GB certification for the first time while University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Housing & Residence Life Housekeeping Department has recertified to CIMS.

Independent, accredited assessors verify CIMS and CIMS-GB-certified firms meet the industry standard for:

  • Quality systems
  • Service delivery
  • Human resources
  • Health, safety, and environmental stewardship
  • Management commitment
  • Green building.

Recently, CIMS-GB became a direct compliance option to meet the green-cleaning policy prerequisite of Version 4 of the USGBC’s revised Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB: O&M) rating system.