What is the ISSA and Why you Should Work with a Company That’s a Member

Do you need to find a reliable cleaning company to assist with your commercial cleaning needs? Have you heard of the ISSA and are you familiar with the benefits of working with a company that has an up-to-date ISSA membership?

When it comes to hiring a professional cleaning service, you want to invest your money with a company that can deliver the type of service you’d expect. At Regency Cleaning, we strive to help business owners and office managers with all their commercial cleaning needs, and our services are backed by the highest industry standards.

What is the ISSA?

While the ISSA was initially established as the National Sanitary Supply Association, the organization has since moved onto the international scene and is now well known as The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association.

Alfred Richter, founder of the ISSA, understood the benefits of connecting wholesalers, manufacturers, contractors, service providers, publishers and other associate members across the international cleaning industry.

While the organization’s formal heading has been adapted over the years, their vision has remained relatively unchanged. The ISSA is committed to remaining “the leading resource for information, education, networking, and commercial opportunities, as well as the leading voice in government and the community for firms within the cleaning industry worldwide.”

The ISSA provides members with industry-specific information that helps service providers maximize efficiency and achieve the utmost in customer satisfaction. By facilitating networking, communications, and commercial opportunities, the ISSA has a special impact on the global cleaning community.

Benefits of Working with an ISSA Member

When you’re trying to outsource your commercial cleaning needs, it can be difficult to feel reassured about your final choice. Fortunately, the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and Certification program gives you a useful tool to increase your odds of success.

While many companies boast their commitment to customer satisfaction, ISSA-certified cleaning companies are backed by an independently accredited assessment of their management and operations systems. This assessment also verifies the company’s compliance with the principles and requirements set forth in CIMS.

Hiring a cleaning company with CIMS certification helps reduce the risk of outsourcing to a company that can’t deliver on its’ guarantees. When outsourcing your commercial cleaning needs, it’s important to find a company that can deliver consistent, quality service.

In addition, CIMS certification is also strongly supported by the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Increasingly, facility managers and business owners are requiring CIMS certification in their requests for proposals.

At Regency Cleaning, our services are backed by CIMS certification and we recognize the benefits of working closely to meet ISSA standards. If you’re researching your options for outsourcing the cleaning needs of your commercial building, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-403-520-7788 today!