ISSA Canada, a division of ISSA – the worldwide cleaning association, has formed a strategic alliance with the Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association (CCCA).
“This alliance is an extremely important step in terms of understanding the needs and desires of Facility Service Providers (FSPs) in Canada,” said ISSA Canada Executive Director, Mike Nosko. “By reaching out to all sectors of the Canadian cleaning industry, ISSA Canada and the CCCA hope to help unify the country’s cleaning community and increase the appreciation for cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line.”
Through ISSA, FSPs have access to the top-notch educational platforms and industry leading certifications that are recognized worldwide. These include not only ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) but also the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS).
Created specifically for FSP organizations, the CMI is geared towards front-line professionals, supervisors and managers. With three various certifications available under this platform, CMI certification equips FSPs with the knowledge to understand cleaning and health safety, work loading, chemical differentiation, sustainable practices and more.
CIMS is the first consensus-based management standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organizations. Certification through the CIMS program indicates that FSP firms conform to the standard requirements, and have successfully demonstrated that compliance to an independent, third party assessor.
Also available are the Value of Clean and Value of Clean Safety tools which provide technical data, calculators and presentations designed to educate FSPs on how to improve current practices, and focus on health and sustainability to protect employee and customer health, and ultimately receive a return on investment.
“Over the past month I have spoken directly to the majority of owners and senior executives of the major contract cleaning firms in Canada, and have received strong support to move forward with this initiative,” said CCCA Chairman and founder of the Canadian Commercial Cleaning Association Randy Burke. “We look forward to being a part of unifying this country’s professional cleaning community.”