July 8, 2015 – ISSA, the globally recognized cleaning industry association, awarded Eurest Services with the premier cleaning certification of “Cleaning Industry Management Standard” (CIMS) for the third year, this year with Honors. Along with the prestigious certification, Eurest Services also achieved honorable distinctions in the “Green Building” (CIMS-GB) category.
ISSA is known within in the cleaning services industry for its rigorous certification programs that focus on organizational training methods and teach professionalism and pride to their employees. With an overarching goal of strengthening relationships between the in-house service provider and their clients and customers, compliance with this certification demonstrates an organization’s ability to deliver consistent, quality services designed to meet the clients’ needs and expectations.
“We are honored to once again achieve our CIMS and CIMS-GB with Honors certification through the ISSA,” said Eurest Services President Steve Barnett. “Through meeting the rigorous standards within the CIMS and CIMS-GB certification process, Eurest Services is able to showcase a best in class operational structure.”
To become certified, Eurest Services demonstrated its full compliance in all five categories of the program, which included quality systems; service delivery; human resources, health, safety and environmental stewardship; management commitment; and Green Building. An independent, accredited assessor conducted an on-site review at 10 Eurest Services locations. The assessor stringently evaluated systems, processes and documentation to ensure compliance.
Achieving Green Building honors within the CIMS certification authenticates Eurest Services’ commitment to delivering environmentally preferable services. Larry Woods, director of systems and standards for Eurest Services stated, “This achievement attests to Eurest Services’ commitment and capabilities to provide our clients with services and solutions with ‘green’ cleaning. Our commitment also assists our clients in achieving points under their LEED certifications.”
“The achievement of CIMS and CIMS-GB is a testament to both our operational structure and the dedication of our associates,” said Barnett. “I’m extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the people of Eurest Services. Their commitment to excellence is second to none.”
About Eurest Services
Founded in 1998 in the US, Eurest Services, Inc.® provides facilities management and solutions to mid-sized and global companies within the business and industry markets, including housekeeping/custodial/janitorial services, plant operations and maintenance, grounds management and snow removal, and soft services such as audio-visual, conference services, office management, and clean room services for laboratories.
Eurest Services, Inc.® is a $158 million organization with over 3500 employees at 280 locations across the US. Eurest Services, Inc. ® is a division of NC-based Compass Group North America. Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice management and support services company with $12.8 billion USD in revenues in 2014.
CIMS sets forth a management framework for operational excellence. The Standard was developed through a true consensus-based process that brought together representatives of the cleaning, facilities management, and purchasing communities. In total, more than 100,000 constituents were represented in the process, which included full peer review, and was administered by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences (AICS). Certification to the Standard demonstrates that an organization’s systems, processes and procedures are structured to deliver consistent, quality, and customer-focused service.
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