Cummins Facility Services has achieved the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building Advanced by GBAC with Honors certification from ISSA.
Cummins Facility Services is proud to announce our fifth consecutive re-certification under the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Green Building with Honors (CIMS), and this year, we have further elevated our commitment by adding the Advanced by GBAC with Honors to our list of credentials. Having been CIMS certified since 2013, this new addition marks a significant enhancement in our certification portfolio. We are honored to be among the first companies to achieve this extensive certification from ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The inclusion of GBAC with Honors underscores our dedication to not only maintaining high standards in cleanliness, service delivery, and cost control but also to meeting the increasing demands for health and safety in cleaning practices.
“This milestone is more than a recognition for us—it’s a commitment to excellence and sustainability that directly benefits our customers. It assures them of our dedication to the highest standards in health, safety, and environmental stewardship, enhancing the quality and reliability of our services,” says Jill Frey, CFS President and CEO.
CIMS GB with Honors 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 GB with Honors applies six 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 with Honors 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 have Cummins Facility Services continue to be on the 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.
To learn more about Cummins Facility Services, visit www.cumminsfs.com.
For more information about CIMS certification, visit cims.issa.com.
About Cummins Facility Services
Cummins Facility Services, established in 1972, is a leading provider of facility management services, serving businesses across the nation from our headquarters in central Ohio. As a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, we take pride in offering a diverse range of services including janitorial services, landscaping, snow removal, high structure cleaning, security, building maintenance, smart cleaning technology, and recycling and sustainability initiatives. We are proud to have been awarded the ISSA CIMS-GB Advanced by GBAC with Honors certification since 2013 and are members of the Building Service Contractors Association International (BSCAI), National Service Alliance (NSA), and ISSA. To learn more about our comprehensive facility management services, please visit our website at www.cumminsfs.com or contact us at 1-800-451-5629.
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.