BEST Service Pros Achieves CIMS & CIMS-GB Re-Certification
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 25, 2014—ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, announced today that BEST Service Pros has re-certified to the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) with honours criteria.
The ISSA is the largest international and most widely recognized cleaning association. The CIMS rigorous assessment and certification program is a key industry standard and is considered equivalent to ISO9001 certification for the cleaning industry. CIMS certification encompasses the management, operations, and performance systems of cleaning organizations.
CIMS-Green Building certified organizations must undergo a comprehensive assessment of their management and operational execution in order to demonstrate compliance with the five core principles of the Standard in the following areas;
- Quality Systems
- Service Delivery Plans
- Human Resources Practices
- Health and Safety Programs
- Environmental Stewardship
The CIMS-GB designation will help BEST Service Pros provide customers with precisely what they need to secure points under the Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System, by assuring training, equipment and Ecologo chemicals are compliant under this certification process.
“Our organization’s continued efforts to be CIMS-and CIMS-GB certified demonstrates BEST Service Pros’ commitment to delivering green and sustainable cleaning programs to our customers,” said Kevin McCrum, CEO of BEST Service Pros, “To be recognized with honours clearly demonstrates our dedication to these best practices.”
CIMS certification has become a requirement in many cleaning-service bid specifications as end customers look for an effective way to identify cleaning-service providers who are true companies of excellence. These service providers are committed to the deliver consistent, quality outcomes designed to meet customers’ needs and expectations.
“BEST Service Pros has chosen to adopt the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building (CIMS-GB) international certification process for our internal quality and management systems,” said McCrum, “to ensure our customers will benefit by receiving the highest quality and environmentally responsible cleaning outcomes.” This ISO 9001 Certification Standard equivalent is said to be considered more relevant by clients because of the fact that it is industry specific as opposed to industry in general. Therefore, this program assures clients will have consistent delivery on expectations to quality cleaning standards inclusive of the implementation of sustainable leadership and business practices.
About BEST Service Pros – Western Canada’s Premier Service Provider
The BEST Service Pros team has been providing janitorial cleaning services and professional facility maintenance since it was founded by Ulf Von Dehn in 1956. BEST Service Pros prides itself on providing environmentally sustainable service systems when it comes to Custodial, Window Cleaning and Pressure Washing, and Document Management Services. By providing progressive services and programs with emphasis on green friendly initiatives, BEST Service Pros has been able to meet the challenges posed by all markets on a continuous basis. Our team of service professionals provides a full range of custodial and related services to a variety of loyal customers across Western Canada.
BEST is also committed to community development and partnership with associations that contribute to the betterment of the communities in which we do business. BEST Service Pros’ Community Citizenship Program responds to the needs of our community and the world around us by working with charitable associations across Western Canada. As a company that was founded on family principles, we feel it is our duty to contribute to a sustainable community and work environment.