What Is ISSA CIMS-GB?
Yes, all of those letters actually mean something.
International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)
ISSA is a worldwide professional organization for building services companies that provide cleaning, janitorial, building maintenance and other related services.
Like other professional associations, the ISSA certification offers dedicated, professional cleaning and maintenance companies the opportunity to earn additional certifications. These certifications demonstrate commitment to the industry and show they meet the very highest standards.
Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Certification
CIMS is the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certification. The CIMS Certification is among the most rigorous and difficult levels of certification offered. The CIMS standard includes:
- Quality Systems: A framework to ensure effective operations and continuous improvement.
- Service Delivery: Processes and systems in place to deliver consistent, quality service.
- Human Resources: Best practices for managing any service industry’s greatest asset—their people. Health, Safety, & Environmental Stewardship: Ensuring regulatory compliance, workplace safety, and health and environmental management.
- Management Commitment: Establishing our Mission, Vision and Values, and ensuring that the organization's continuity is secured.
Green Building (GB)
The "Green Building" component of the certification establishes a janitorial or cleaning company’s capability to assist their customers with achieving a greener clean. It also helps you earn LEED-EBOM points. Some companies say they “clean green” but they really just use the phrase as a sales tool. Green Building certification can be a great way to identify the cleaning companies that really do clean green. You’ll know they’re focused on safeguarding the health of your people and theirs.