Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: Is the industry working toward certification for commercial green cleaning businesses/contractors anytime soon? We use Green Seal products as well as CRI-approved equipment and are all IICRC-certified, but will there be anything available to certify our contractors specifically for green?
Yes, Green Seal began offering it''s GS-37 green cleaning certification program for cleaning contractors in January.
The only downside to the program may be the cost of the initial audit and follow-up visit every two years.
For this reason, only a handful of large contractors have become certified under the program.
There is nothing stopping you from operating according to the requirements without actually obtaining the formal certification.