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Service by Medallion, a building service contractor in California, announced they have earned ISSA's Cleaning Industry Management Standard-Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) certification with honors for the second time.

CIMS is a consensus-based management standard, educating cleaning contractors on cleaning "best practices." To achieve recertification, Medallion submitted written documentation supporting their compliance with CIMS.

Then, an ISSA-accredited third-party assessor conducts a three-day, on-site review, of Medallion's cleaning practices and documentation to ensure compliance. This also includes visiting with customers of the company, further verifying Medallion remains consistent and compliant with CIMS requirements.

However, CIMS "GB" takes this certification a step further, placing much greater emphasis on green cleaning and sustainability.

"It reflects one of our core company values [and that is] we are environmental stewards," says Roland Strick, Jr, president of Service by Medallion. "We are doing our part [to] protect the planet through conservation and sustainable practices."

CIMS-GB certification is just one of several honors the company has recently received. Others include:
•    Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Contra Costa County Green Business Certification
•    Winner of the Bay Area's Acterra Business Environmental Award for Sustainable Business Practices
•    Winner of the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award.

"Service by Medallion is an industry leader when it comes to protecting the environment," says Stephen Ashkin, President of the Ashkin Group, a leading advocate for Green Cleaning and sustainability. "They realized long ago that it keeps their customers’ facilities not only clean but healthy."

Further, Strick believes CIMS-GB certification verifies "we are not only knowledgeable of environmentally preferable cleaning practices, but with this knowledge, are better able to help our customers meet their own green and sustainability initiatives.”