KleenMark Re-Awarded Highest Level of Certification in the Commercial Cleaning Industry Worldwide

CIMS – Green Building w/ Honors certification makes KleenMark the only Madison, WI-based commercial cleaning company able to meet the green cleaning policy prerequisite of LEED V4.

Madison, WI, August 10, 2017: KleenMark, Wisconsin’s commercial cleaner for over 60 years, is proud to announce they have been re-awarded their industry’s highest level of certification; the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (GB) certification with Honors.
In 2011, KleenMark became the first Wisconsin commercial cleaning company to receive this certification and is still the only cleaning company based in Madison (and one of a handful worldwide) to achieve the “with Honors” designation from the ISSA.
“From our front-line cleaners to our top-level management everything we do is designed to deliver the highest standards of clean and professionalism for our clients and their buildings,” says Ashley Matthys, Vice President of Human Resources, KleenMark. “So, we’re excited to see that our hiring, training, safety, chemical selections, and management practices are once again being recognized as world-class.”

How the CIMS Certification Process Works

To be re-certified, an independent, accredited assessor verified via extensive review and random site visits that KleenMark has systems in place to deliver consistent, professional services that meet customer needs and expectations in areas such as:

  • Quality systems
  • Service delivery
  • Human resources
  • Health, safety, and environmental stewardship
  • Management commitment
  • Green Building

Of note for our clients, CIMS-GB is now a direct compliance option to meet the green cleaning policy prerequisite of Version 4 of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) revised Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED EB: O&M) rating system.
“Recertification is more than a certificate. It shows we are continually working to improve our product, our process, and outcomes for the good of our customers, KleenMark employees, and the environment,” explains Susan Enlow, Executive Vice President, KleenMark. “CIMS-GB certification makes me proud to work for a company that says ‘we care’ and backs it up!”
For more information about CIMS and CIMS-GB certification, visit issa.com/standard.

About KleenMark

Every day the cleaning professionals at KleenMark Services Corp. (KleenMark) are trusted to maintain the health and appearance of millions of sq. ft. of Wisconsin’s best commercial, healthcare, industrial, and educational facilities.
Family-owned and headquartered in Madison for over 60 years, KleenMark is proud to be one of Dane County’s largest employers and one of a handful of building service contractors worldwide to have been awarded the CIMS-GB with Honors designation from ISSA for excellence in cleaning, sustainability, and management. KleenMark is also a local distributor and service provider for leading janitorial supplies and equipment brands such as Tennant®, Windsor Kärcher, 3M™, and Triple S®.
To learn more about KleenMark, visit www.kleenmark.com.

About CIMS and CIMS-GB

The ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) is a management framework designed to assist building service contractors and in-house cleaning departments to develop and maintain quality, customer-focused organizations, capable of delivering a comprehensive green cleaning program based on LEED EB: O&M green cleaning criteria. CIMS and CIMS-GB were created through a true consensus-based process that brought together representatives of the cleaning, facilities management, and purchasing communities. 

About ISSA

The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA works tirelessly to increase members’ professionalism and success via business tools, education, industry standards, publications, plus legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.
ISSA’s global membership includes more than 7,000 distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, building service contractors, in-house service providers, and associate service members.
The association is headquartered in Northbrook, IL, USA, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leicester, United Kingdom; Mexico City, Mexico; and Shanghai, China.

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