Crothall is the first cleaning provider dedicated exclusively to healthcare to achieve CIMS-GB certification, with honors, from ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. This demonstrates that as an organization, Crothall Healthcare is committed to providing sustainable cleaning service to support the specific goals of our customers.
"...Crothall is the first healthcare company
to be CIMS-GB certified..."
our associate: Rich Feczko, Nat'l Director of Systems,
Standards & Global Support
"Our Certification as a CIMS-GB (Green Building) organization confirms Crothall's focus on environmental responsibility by way of embracing sustainable processes and methods. The includes, but is not limited to, chemicals, equipment, recycling, process documentation, and practical solutions integration."
Certifiably Green: What Is CIMS-GB?
>>If you've never heard of CIMS, you soon will. The Cleaning Industry Management Standard is the only certification that validates the systems and practices behind a cleaning organization. It is the first, rigorous, third-party standard created to separate professional organizations capable of delivering consistent, customer-focused, high-quality service, from those cleaning companies that simply can't cut it. So far, Crothall is the only company dedicated to healthcare to achieve this designation.
CIMS-GB (Green Building) takes CIMS even further by measuring a company's ability to provide Green and sustainable cleaning services in line with its customers' goals. CIMS-GB is more than just a stamp of approval; it was designed specifically to assist customers in achieving points toward LEED-EBOM certification for their buildings. Cleaning companies with CIMS-GB have the documented Green tools, protocols, and management practices to help their customers achieve LEED-EBOM.
What Does "Green" Mean to Crothall?
>> Crothall Healthcare believes that our responsibility is to help implement Green initiatives in a financially responsible and flexible manner that meets the needs of our hospital customers. We call this philosophy GreenChoices. Green solutions must be delivered seamlessly, not viewed as a burdensome side-project that takes a back seat to more pressing needs. Green can be a part of everyday patient care. Crothall achieves this for our customers through the introduction of Green chemicals as well as environmentally friendly tools and innovative, sustainable technologies. But any company can buy Green chemicals. Crothall takes a more complete approach.
Recently, Crothall decided to formalize this commitment to Green and ensure that environmentally responsible processes are hardwired into our standard program. Third-party assessment by ISSA's independent experts is the only way customers can be sure that their cleaning provider not only talks about Green, but has a formal program that includes the tools, chemicals, methods, staffing, training, and quality systems to support a high-quality Green cleaning program.