ISSA CIMS and CIMS-GB Re-Certification for KleenMark

MADISON, WI – KleenMark, a family-owned commercial cleaning and distribution company, today announced it has again earned certification with honors to ISSA’s Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and is also CIMS-Green Building / CIMS-GB Certified. ISSA is the leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide.
The company’s continued compliance with the ISSA-developed Standard demonstrates its commitment to delivering consistent, high-quality and professional service to its customers. KleenMark was the second building service contractor in Wisconsin to become CIMS Certified with Honors in 2008. It is now one of seven companies in the Wisconsin and Minnesota markets to be both CIMS and CIMS-GB certified.
“This certification reaffirms that we have the procedures in place—across our locations—to exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Scott Stevenson, President and CEO of KleenMark.
“One of the major tenets of the Standard is continuous improvement. With that always in mind, the CIMS certification process has strengthened our company and our customer partnerships,” added Stevenson.
During the 2008 certification process, the company created its KleenMark Greenway program to improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for its customers and decrease its environmental impact. The newly earned CIMS-GB certification was a natural addition during the recertification process.
The CIMS-GB certification highlights the company’s commitment to providing environmentally preferable cleaning practices and recognizes its ability to help its customers secure points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System.
“We strive to help our customers achieve their goals,” said Stevenson. “By becoming knowledgeable in environmentally preferable cleaning methods, equipment and supplies, we are able to help them meet their environmental objectives.”
KleenMark earned the CIMS certifications following a vigorous 3 ½-day review conducted by an independent, accredited assessor. The assessor visited randomly selected KleenMark customers to ensure its activities are consistent with the company’s documented management, operations and performance systems and processes.
About ISSA
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 5,500 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members.
The association is headquartered in Lincolnwood, IL, USA, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leicester, United Kingdom; Monterrey, México; Singapore; and Shanghai, China. ISSA also works with more than 75 associations, alliances and government agencies around the world to represent the cleaning industry. For more information, visit
About KleenMark
KleenMark, a family-owned commercial cleaning and distribution company since 1956, serves the retail, health care, education, office and manufacturing industries. It is committed to high-quality service and cleaning for health.
KleenMark is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin where it features equipment and supplies in its distribution showroom. It also has branches in Milwaukee, Appleton, WI and Minnesota. The company does business throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, northern Illinois and northern Michigan. For more information call 800-422-5159 or visit
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