ABM, a provider of facility solutions, announced its healthcare segment has achieved the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and the CIMS-Green Building (GB) Certification with honors. The certification is for a two-year term and was awarded in December 2018. This is the fourth consecutive time the company’s healthcare service segment has received the CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications. In addition, ABM’s 2018 application for certification marked the first time ISSA has been able to record 100% completion and documentation for both mandatory and standard compliances.
“Earning this achievement for the fourth time is evidence of the quality of the associates and processes that we have within our company,” said Greg Sowder, President of ABM Healthcare. “The Green Building with Honors certification is an affirmation of our commitment to creating value for our partners while implementing environmentally sustainable solutions for them and the communities they serve.”
ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. ISSA’s CIMS is a comprehensive program that raises the level of commitment to excellence for the delivery of environmentally preferable services that are designed to meet customer needs and expectations. By implementing core CIMS principles into the fabric of the organization’s management structure, it establishes ABM as a prominent cleaning organization hardwired upon delivering excellence to its customers. ABM earned the CIMS-Green Building Certification (CIMS-GB) with Honors, an additional distinction that certifies a commitment to the delivery of environmentally preferable services designed to meet customer needs and expectations.
ABM has demonstrated implementation of CIMS-GB principles for their clients, proving a capability to provide green cleaning services, and assist customers in achieving points under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System. The company is structured to deliver consistent, quality healthcare service and is committed to efficient operations and continuous improvement and is proud to support healthcare’s LEED Certified buildings with CIMS-GB certification in the healthcare industry.
ABM offers a complete portfolio of end-to-end services designed to support hospitals and healthcare systems. ABM partners with hospital healthcare systems and medical office facilities to improve the patient experience from the car door to the patient room through environmental services, facility management, food and nutrition, healthcare technology management, laundry and linen, patient transportation, patient sitter / companion, and parking and guest services. ABM’s healthcare service specialists help its clients deliver patient care, while reducing operational costs, improving HCAHPS scores, and optimizing resources.