Rathey states that the GS-42 Environmental Standard for Cleaning Services is a certification program designed to refine, validate and promote green cleaning programs of building service contractors (BSCs) and in-house service providers (ISPs) that meet the GS-42 environmental leadership criteria. Green Seal GS-42 Certification helps ensure that a service meets rigorous, science-based standards.
He notes that while the final accreditation criteria are still under development, the concept is relatively simple: A client who wishes to become accredited as a trainer approaches the non-profit accreditation firm. The client''s training materials are reviewed for appropriateness as well as accuracy and any technical issues. The prospective trainer(s) are also interviewed and their teaching methods observed to ensure they have a full understanding of the material and deliver it proficiently.
Rathey adds that the program''s mission is to qualify as many trainers as possible to green the cleaning industry in a consistent and sustainable manner.