qualificationsKB Building Services had to meet many qualifications in order to receive the CIMS-GB with Honors accreditation.

CIMS is divided into five areas of management best practices:

  • Quality Systems
  • Service Delivery
  • Human Resources
  • Health, Safety & Environmental Stewardship
  • Management Commitment

CIMS certification can also go two steps further with the accreditation, GB & Honors. KB has completed the Green Building (GB) portion of the certification, which verifies that we demonstrate and specialize in green cleaning practices. KB has also been awarded the Honors accreditation, which states that we go above and beyond in creating and adhering to exemplary processes and procedures.

In order to meet all of the qualifications, KB was required to submit documentation relating to each individual requirement for each of the five areas of management, in addition to the green cleaning section. Upon successful completion and approval of the documentation, an independent, accredited assessor visited KB, as well as multiple KB accounts. It is the assessor’s role to review the management and operations systems, and verify compliance with the principles and requirements of CIMS.

After the on-site visit, which included meetings with multiple KB customers and employees, the assessor awards the certification and informs the ISSA. The accreditation is held for two years, and then re-certification is required. KB completed the first re-certification in 2016 and passed with flying colors.