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Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)

Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) logo

CIMS is an organizational Standard and certification program that applies to management, operations, performance systems, and processes. The Standard is divided into six areas of management best practices: Quality systems; Service delivery; Human resources; Health, safety, and environmental stewardship; Management commitment; and Green Building (GB). Certification demonstrates that a cleaning organization is managed in accordance with industry best-practices.

The CIMS-GB component is designed to help cleaning organizations assist their customers in securing points under the LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System while greening their operations overall.

Learn more: Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)'s standard is verified by an independent organization (third party).

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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2006

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Other

Other categories: Commercial cleaning service


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United States



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Last updated: 20 January 2012