Currently, there are 52 CIMS certified organizations nationally of which only 11 have achieved Green Building Certification.
"We wanted to be one of the first companies in the Southeast to become CIMS-GB certified," said Don Zerivitz, Pro Clean president. "When national organizations like State Farm and the U.S. Army won''t even consider you without it, we knew that CIMS-GB was here to stay and that we needed certification. Plus, with the growth of LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design]-certified buildings, we wanted a nationally recognized certification of true green cleaning processes."
As part of the certification process, an independent, accredited assessor conducted on-site reviews of Pro Clean''s systems, processes and documentation. The assessor also visited and interviewed randomly selected Pro Clean customers to ensure that the company''s activities are consistent with its documented systems and processes.
"CIMS is similar to ISO certification within the manufacturing industry," Zerivitz says. "It proves that we have the systems and standards in place to provide exemplary service. It also allows us to add value to our service without raising our prices. Customers have become increasingly demanding in today’s economy."
Developed and published in 2006, CIMS certification has become a requirement in many cleaning service bid specifications as end customers look for an effective way to identify cleaning service providers who are true companies of excellence and committed to customer satisfaction. In 2009, ISSA added the
CIMS GB certified organizations must demonstrate compliance within six core principles—quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety and environmental stewardship; management commitment; and environmentally preferable green systems—and undergo a comprehensive assessment of management and operational execution.
About Pro Clean
Founded in 1989, Pro Clean provides janitorial and building-maintenance services to more than 150 office buildings, surgical care centers, banks, and manufacturers throughout Central Florida. With more than 350 employees, Pro Clean cleans in excess of 3 million square feet nightly. For more information visit www.TeamProClean.com.