The Cleaning Industry Management Standard

The Standard of Excellence
CIMS is the first focused standard to support operational excellence in cleaning.
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Ensure a standard of clean - get CIMS-certified!

Join the CIMS Programme for cleaning contractors and facility management
companies in the United Kingdom

CIMS - Standard of excellence

CIMS is the first focused standard to support operational excellence in cleaning and that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organisation. Developed by ISSA®, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, and the American Institute for Cleaning Sciences, CIMS focuses on the essential elements of a well-run, customer-centered, and sustainable organisation.

CIMS – Cleaning Industry Management Standard – is built around six areas of management best practices, including the optional “Green Building”, that have proven to be the foundation of high-performance, customer-focused, and sustainable cleaning organisations:

CIMS works because it is based on universally accepted management principles and applies these elements to an entire organisation — rather than to an individual, product, or process.

The CIMS programme is affordable to smaller companies, flexible to be used on a project basis with FM companies and end users, and fully supported by an ISSA team and suite of training courses, like “Fundamentals of CIMS“.

"The achievement of ISSA CIMS accreditation gives us at NHS Huddersfield a platform for delivering a sustainable, quality environment for our patients."
Ben Iyere
Senior Facilities Manager, Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Ltd.​

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