ISSA CIMS Advanced by GBAC logo. GB Certified with Honors.

In 2023, BAC earned the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Green Building (GB) Advanced by GBAC with Honors Certification from ISSA – The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. CIMS GB with Honors 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 safety. CIMS GB with Honors certified companies demonstrate the ability to deliver consistent and quality services.

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 CIMSGB 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 welcome BAC 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.

BAC are one of only 250 companies nationwide CIMS-Green Building certified and one of the few to hold the CIMS-GB with Honors certification. Implemented as the sixth dimension of CIMS, this certification allows us to provide our customers with precisely what they need to secure points under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB: O&M) Green Building Rating System, while greening their operations overall. We’re able to assist our customers in achieving LEED EB: O&M points and partner with them in the LEED process. We’re dedicated to helping our customers uphold cleanliness in their facilities every day. We take the guesswork out of identifying a quality, customer-focused, and professional organization.

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.

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