November 30, 2016
ISSA, The World Cleaning Industry Association, announced this month that Melwood achieved the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (GB) certification.
CIMS sets forth a management framework designed to assist building service contractors and in-house cleaning departments to develop and maintain quality, customer-focused organizations. With this achievement, Melwood is identified as a credible, quality, customer-focused organization, capable of delivering a comprehensive green cleaning program.
During a thorough review by an independent assessor, we successfully showcased our ability to meet the industry standard for quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety, and environmental stewardship; management commitment and Green Building.
This achievement is a clear validation of our outstanding business practices and a testament to the top-quality, professional service that we deliver every day. We are proud to have earned such a respected certification and thank each and every one of you for all of your hard work.
Melwood is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities in the country, employing more than 1,600 workers – nearly 1,000 of whom are people with disabilities. Melwood offers job placement, job training, life skills for independence, and support services to more than 2,500 people each year in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Melwood also has an inclusive summer camp program for children and provides employment and support services to veterans and active-duty military members who have experienced service-related trauma or injury. For more information, visit www.Melwood.org.
Vice President of Government and Public Relations