CIMS Advanced by GBAC GB certified companies demonstrate the ability to deliver consistent, quality services

CleanMark, a North American facility services company is pleased to announce that it has achieved the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Advanced by GBAC (CIMS) certification from ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. CIMS is designed to help companies improve cleanliness outcomes, deliver better service and control costs. Certified companies have the necessary structures, processes, procedures, and supporting documentation in place to meet customer needs, while also addressing the heightened demands of cleaning for health and safety.

“We are incredibly proud to achieve the CIMS Advanced by the GBAC certification,” stated Vavitsas, CleanMark’s President. “It showcases our commitment to excellence across our facility management services – honoring the hard work of our dedicated team and qualifying our mission to create healthier, sustainable, and safe spaces for all.”

CIMS is the first consensus-based management standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organization. It ensures companies follow the proper use of disinfection products and the stringent manufacturer procedures for accurate and effective use. Designed to assist cleaning companies of all sizes, CIMS applies five core elements of management best practices, including:

  • Quality systems
  • Service delivery
  • Human resources
  • Health, safety, and environmental stewardship
  • Management commitment
  • LEED EB: O&M

“Compliance with CIMS GB means a cleaning organization has the modern systems in place to deliver professional cleaning services, which is crucial for moving forward post-pandemic in today’s competitive market,” said ISSA Director of Education, Training, Certification & Standards, Brant Insero. “We’re excited to welcome CleanMark to a growing list of certified CIMS companies and look forward to continuing our efforts to help providers meet new demands and instill pride in their work.”

To successfully achieve CIMS certification, a facility service provider must meet 100% of the mandatory elements and 60% of the recommended elements, per section. An ISSA-accredited third-party assessor conducts an on-site review to ensure the organization’s activities are consistent with the documented systems and processes.

For more information about CIMS certification, visit issa.com/standard

 

About CleanMark
CleanMark services facilities brilliantly. It does so at thousands of sites every day – at a regional and national level – implementing sector-specific expertise to address the needs of retail, corporate office, education, cinema and auditorium, health and wellness, hospitality and leisure, and automotive environments. Its success as a company and as a corporate partner is built on the delivery of a smart, personal, service built on innovative solutions, exceptional talent and operational excellence. CleanMark has been successfully providing industry-leading facility services for over 25 years.

About CIMS Advanced by GBAC
CIMS sets forth a management framework designed to assist building service contractors and in-house cleaning departments to develop and maintain quality, customer-focused organizations. The standard is nonprescriptive, meaning that each organization has the flexibility to choose the most effective ways in which to meet its requirements. CIMS was created through a true consensus-based process that brought together representatives of the cleaning, facilities management, and purchasing communities. ISSA speaks at numerous facility management and purchasing industry events throughout the year to outline the value of working with CIMS certified cleaning companies as well as certifying in-house operations.

About ISSA
With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.