SSC Service Solutions Achieves CIMS Certification with Honors K-12 and Higher Education Facilities Specialists Earn Industry's Highest Recognition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SSC Service Solutions ("SSC") announced the completion of requirements for the Cleaning Industry Management Standard ("CIMS") certification program on September 27, 2011. Awarded by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, SSC also received the distinction of certification with Honors.

CIMS is a rigorous program that sets a new "standard" of excellence for building service contractors. Implementation of the Standard's signature framework, which is built around five universally accepted quality principles, establishes SSC as a high-performance, customer-focused cleaning organization. Facility management and purchasing professionals regard CIMS certification as a key differentiation tool, using the program to identify those organizations that have proven to be true companies of excellence and that stand alone among the premier organizations in the industry.  

To become certified, an organization must demonstrate its compliance with the requirements described in the five sections of management best practices that make up the Standard.  An independent, accredited assessor conducts an on-site review of the applicant's systems, processes, and documentation to ensure compliance. The organization has to meet 100 percent of the mandatory elements and 60 percent of the recommended elements per section to achieve certification.

"Receiving CIMS Certification with Honors is a testament to the excellence and drive of our SSC people," said President Don Williams. "This achievement places us among a select group of quality housekeeping organizations. I'd like to thank Charlie Morris and John Brooks for their diligent efforts in helping us achieve this distinguished certification. It brings me great pleasure to know SSC has met the demanding requirements of ISSA earning honors distinction."

About SSC Service Solutions

Headquartered in Knoxville, TN, SSC Service Solutions is the premium provider of cleaning and facilities services in both K-12 schools and higher education institutions. With over 40 years of industry experience and highly trained skilled professionals, SSC specializes in Custodial & Campus Services, Plant Operations & Maintenance, and Grounds Management. SSC became a member of Compass Group North America in 2010.

With customizable solutions and services, SSC remains on the forefront of sustainable practices that protect the environment and well being of staff, students, and their communities. Currently serving hundreds of school facilities throughout the country, SSC has earned a reputation of providing superior customer service and delivering consistent high quality programs, while remaining flexible to meet the needs of a diverse customer base.

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. ISSA offers the industry's largest cleaning shows in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN®, the popular Web site www.issa.com, educational products, industry standards, periodicals, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.

SOURCE SSC Service Solutions




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