ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is proud to announce that more than 60 companies have achieved ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification in 2021. Designed to help organizations improve the quality and efficiency of their business and cleaning operations, CIMS outlines the primary characteristics of a successful cleaning organization.
“We’re excited to welcome both new and renewing companies to our growing list of CIMS-certified organizations,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “It has never been more important for businesses to showcase their commitment to facility cleanliness, and these firms that have achieved CIMS certification understand that to the fullest.”
Created by the industry, for the industry, CIMS is the cleaning industry’s first consensus-based management standard. It assists cleaning organizations in developing an operational system that improves cleanliness outcomes and contains costs at the same time.
This year’s new and renewing CIMS-certified organizations are:
- 21st Century Janitorial Services Inc in Little Rock, Ark.
- 4M Building Solutions in St. Louis
- Access: Supports for Living in Middletown, New York
- AffinEco, LLC in Bridgeport, Conn.
- AHRMDCO International in Houston
- Allegiance Environmental Services in San Antonio
- Alpine Building Maintenance in Delta, British Columbia
- Alutiiq, LLC Facilities Operating Group in Chesapeake, Va.
- B and B Maintenance in Lake Zurich, Ill.
- Beacon Group in Tucson, Ariz.
- Calgary Board of Education in Calgary, Alberta
- Chimes District of Columbia in Baltimore
- CJ Maintenance in Columbia, Md.
- Cleaners of America Inc. in Round Rock, Texas
- Commercial Maintenance Services in Columbia, S.C.
- Complete Facility Services, LLC in Suwanee, Ga.
- Corporate Building Services, Inc. in Dallas
- Crescent Cleaning Company in Chicago
- Diverse Facility Solutions in Alsip, Ill.
- Envirosafe Janitorial, Inc. in Surrey, British Columbia
- Exclusive Maintenance in Laval, Quebec
- Facilities Management and Maintenance, Inc. in Dorchester, Mass.
- Facility Concierge Services in Harrisburg, Pa.
- Global Connections to Employment in Pensacola, Fla.
- Goodwater, Joseph Derek in Grovetown, Ga.
- Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Goodwill Industries, Inc. (Omaha) in Omaha, Neb.
- HHS in Dripping Springs, Texas
- iCAN Resources, Inc. in Asan, Guam
- Interstate Contract Cleaning Service, Inc. in Charlotte, N.C.
- King & George LLC in Fort Worth, Texas
- Licking-Knox Goodwill Industries, Inc. in Newark, Ohio
- Lumia One, Inc. in Gaithersburg, Md.
- MG Capital Maintenance, Inc. in Morrisville, N.C.
- Opportunity Village in Las Vegas
- Oxford Properties Group in Toronto
- Premier Alliances Inc in Bisbee, Ariz.
- Pro Clean Building Maintenance, Inc. in Maitland, Fla.
- Pueblo Diversified Industries in Pueblo, Colo.
- Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario
- Reliable Maintenance Products Ltd. in Sudbury, Ontario
- Ryvor Group in Fort Meyers, Fla.
- Safety Facility Services in New York
- Sandlapper Cleaning & Services in Columbia, S.C.
- Service By Medallion in Mountain View, Calif.
- SSC Services for Education in Knoxville, Tenn.
- St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
- Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas
- Teya Enterprises, LLC in Anchorage, Alaska
- TFOM Corporation in Austin, Texas
- The Budd Group in Winston-Salem, N.C.
- The Corporate Source, Inc. in Garden City, N.Y.
- The Helping Hand of Goodwill Industries Extended Employment in Kansas City, Mo.
- Training Rehabilitation & Development Institute, Inc. in San Antonio
- Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems in Vancouver, British Columbia
- United Maintenance Corp., Inc. in Charlotte, N.C.
- University of Toronto in Toronto
- US&S Inc. in Greenville, S.C.
- Westcare Facility Services Ltd. in Calgary, Alberta
- WORK, Inc. in Dorchester, Mass.
Designed to assist cleaning organizations of all sizes, CIMS applies five core elements of management best practices—quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety and environmental stewardship; and management commitment—and requires a cleaning company or in-house cleaning department to meet 100% of the mandatory elements and 60% of the recommended elements, per section. The green building certification, CIMS-GB, can help organizations earn points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB: O&M) , thereby supporting customers seeking LEED certification. For CIMS and CIMS-GB, 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.
“We applaud all of these organizations that have chosen to elevate their standards of cleanliness and management best practices to deliver quality results consistently,” added Barrett.
For more information about CIMS, visit www.issa.com/cims.