Monthly Archives: April 2013

Join the Think Green Clean conversation for Earth Day with CSG!!

U.S. Labor reports show that as much as 30% of all buildings are toxic!  Estimates to $60 billion in productivity losses are related to poor indoor health. The EPA notes that pollutants can actually be higher indoors. Just because your facility is clean, it may not be a healthy building.

cleaning-for-healthThe EPA acknowledges that consumer education is a key factor in green & sustainability awareness. The balance between sustainable and green programs requires knowledge of product life-cycle and environmental impact. Consumer awareness of real-world tools in this balance process helps to ensure sustainable outcomes for the environment and healthier building environments for a building’s users.

Look for CSG Real-World Tools:

•          Matting designed to capture soil before it enters the building

•          Restroom paper products & systems that are environmentally and health conscious

•          Cleaning chemicals that are Green Seal Certified

•          Vacuum Cleaners with advanced filter systems

•          Floor Machines that capture dust

•          Carpet Cleaning Equipment that minimizes water use

•          Micro Fiber Cleaning tools

CSG understands individuals play an important role in protecting their own health. Contract Services Group’s “Think Green! Clean Green!” program requires scheduled training & education for all employees. The success of green cleaning is a continuous improvement process. Our approach is a total commitment of our staff and a partnership with our clients to achieve healthy building outcomes. Learn more here!

To learn more about the CSG commitment to No Green-washing, check out the CSG “Is It Really Green?” infographic.

Fort Rucker Wants Cleaning Service Delivery as Promised

CIMS CertifiedOrrin Israel, Ft. Rucker’s Director of Facilities, was unsatisfied with the lowest bidders total failure experience. So he wanted the company safeguarding the health and reputation of Ft. Rucker’s facilities to be a solid investment.

After fifteen years, maintaining over 115 facilities, Israel deliberately looked for a third party management certification service to help assure managed delivery of contractual cleaning procedures.

Israel, already using ISSA’s Official “540 Cleaning Times” to leverage appropriate janitorial services, was excited to apply the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and certification component to Fort Rucker’s facilities contract specifications.

Partnering with a quality, CIMS-GB certified organization provides reliable frameworks to outline procedures based on universally accepted management principles: quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety and environmental stewardship; management commitment; and green building.

CIMS applies to the ENTIRE cleaning organization. It focuses on the organization’s management systems and processes used to deliver services from training programs to environmentally preferable cleaning practices.

For more information on how CIMS and CIMS-GB certification process improves facility operations – click here.