BEST Service Pros Achieves CIMS & CIMS-GB Re-Certification
ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, announced 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.
BEST is currently both CIMS-Green Building and Carbon Neutral certified, making BEST the only company in North America to have both designations. This is a testament to our commitment to providing green friendly cleaning services for our clients and ensuring we are meeting our social responsibility objectives.