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Friday's Ask the Experts: Green certification for BSCs

May 29, 2009
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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?
The answer
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.
You can print out the requirements for certification from the Green Seal website.
There is nothing stopping you from operating according to the requirements without actually obtaining the formal certification.
The organization also has environmentally preferable standards for ...Bill Griffin, www.cleaningconsultants.com
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