ISSA Unveils New Wave Of CIMS Advanced By GBAC Certified Cleaning Organizations

ISSA has announced that 12 of its member companies have successfully achieved Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) Advanced by GBAC certification or CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) Advanced by GBAC certification in the second quarter of 2024.

“CIMS and CIMS-GB certification help to set cleaning organizations and their green cleaning operations apart in the marketplace,” according to a press release. “It also helps to meet the growing demand for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. CIMS and CIMS-GB certification are required in many cleaning service bid specifications as customers look for an effective way to identify high-quality providers committed to customer satisfaction.”

“CIMS Advanced by GBAC certification is a globally recognized program that has opened many doors for companies to do business with federal agencies, property management firms such as Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), and private organizations,” ISSA Senior Director of Education Brant Insero said. “CIMS allows cleaning organizations to demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards of managing their business. Achieving CIMS certification elevates cleaning providers by providing a pathway to ensure efficient and quality operations, enabling them to deliver the highest level of customer service to their clients.”

Relevant for in-house operations and outsourced building service contractors of all sizes, CIMS leverages five core elements of management best practices and requires participants to meet 100 percent of the mandatory elements and 60 percent of the recommended elements, per section. An ISSA-accredited third-party assessor completes an on-site evaluation to validate that the cleaning operation follows documented systems and processes that support cleaning for health. CIMS-GB takes this certification a step further, placing additional emphasis on the organization’s green cleaning program.

HudMed LLC, in Hillsborough Township, NJ, and Spectrum BSA Inc., in Los Alamitos, CA, have achieved certification to CIMS Advanced by GBAC, while H4 Enterprises LLC, in Fayetteville, NC, has been certified to CIMS with Honors Advanced by GBAC.

Four organizations achieved CIMS-GB Advanced by GBAC certification:

  • CleanMark Group Inc. (CAD), in Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
  • Rozalado & Co. Commercial Cleaning, in Chicago, IL;
  • SQM Janitorial Services Inc., in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; and,
  • Team Clean Inc., in Philadelphia, PA.

The following five organizations have achieved CIMS-GB with Honors Advanced by GBAC certification:

  • Connect Building Services, in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada;
  • Goodwill of Colorado, in Colorado Springs, CO;
  • Green Apple Commercial Cleaning Inc., in Province, NJ;
  • Shinol Inc., in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and,
  • Super Clean Building Services LLC, in San Francisco, CA.

For more information about CIMS Advanced by GBAC, visit

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