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CIMS Too - Cleaning Firm Joins International Standard

08 May 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Principle Cleaning has become Europe’s first cleaning contractor to gain a Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) accreditation.

Launched by the global International Sanitary Supply Association, CIMS is a standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organisation which is geared towards validating and improving the professionalism of cleaning service providers. The standard lays out a framework based on management principles that are considered hallmarks of successful organisations.

Principle Cleaning underwent a comprehensive assessment and satisfactorily demonstrated compliance with the required percentage of CIMS elements to become certified. All CIMS on-site assessments were performed by an ISSA accredited third party assessor and audits took place over three days – one day at head office and two at various sites. During their inspection at Head Office, the auditor looked at company processes and procedures for the following:

  • Tender and costings

  • Benchmarking

  • Contractual changes

  • Purchasing

  • Invoicing

  • Quality control

  • Training

  • HR procedures

  • H&S

CIMS is strongly supported by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and more and more facilities managers, purchasing professionals and others are citing CIMS in their requests for proposal and cleaning specifications.

Picture: Principle Cleaning underwent a comprehensive assessment to achieve CIMS.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 08 May 2015


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