Originally published in Modesto, CA Chamber of Commerce Progress Magazine, August 2021
Never before has the world been so knowledgeable about the critical role played by cleaning professionals to protect the healthy of staff and students.
CCS Facility Services provides commercial janitorial and building maintenance services across the Western United States. With every interaction, we strive to live our core values: Accountability, Commitment, Continuous Improvement, Excellence, and Professional Integrity. We are honored to clean hundreds of school districts and universities across the region as well as healthcare, manufacturing facilities, and much more.
Clean = Healthy
Cleaning for health is one of the most important strategies school leaders can employ to take care staff and students on your campus. As a partner to thousands of businesses, it’s our job to help you identify and implement ways to boost your school’s defenses. This can happen in every space, from access points and common rooms to classrooms and individual offices.
We take it very seriously that our work contributes to the overall wellness of staff and students in your buildings. We know that unhealthy environments contribute to absenteeism and missed school days. It’s not just the act of cleaning, either: it’s a sustainable supply chain and a reliable, knowledgeable workforce. To CCS, “clean” also means doing right by the environment and protecting the occupants of the space. Following our core value of Continuous Improvement, we have invested heavily in training and education from third-party experts to ensure we are servicing buildings the best way we can, including topics around sustainability and Green practices, infectious disease cleaning, building wellness, and much more. The Green Clean – More Than Surface Deep
Sustainability and green cleaning are incredibly important to CCS – in fact, “green” is part of our logo! Four of every five commercial cleaning providers have a “green clean” practice, but what does that actually mean? For CCS, sustainable cleaning practices go well beyond selecting the best, most environmentally friendly products and equipment. It means developing protocols and processes committed to health, safety, and environmental stewardship; a management commitment to consider sustainability in every aspect of our business; and an investment in top industry resources. For example, we use diluted chemicals, which saves on transportation costs and are more environmentally friendly, and our unique CRI Green Label “backpack” vacuums are certified to effectively pick up dirt and contain it all within the vacuum instead of redistributing it in the air via the vacuum exhaust.
We are a member of the US Green Building Council, and we are CIMSGB (Green Building) certified, which provides a direct compliance option for the “Green Cleaning Policy” LEED prerequisite for our customers seeking LEED credits. In fact, CCS is among the few cleaning providers globally to hold CIMS-GB with Honors designation.
Third-Party Validation and Training
As the first company in the world to earn GBAC STAR™ Service accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), CCS’ expertise in preparation for and response to infectious disease situations is validated by the global expert. While validation from the expert is meaningful, what’s important is what it means to our education clients: it means the confidence and comfort that CCS knows what we are doing to respond to any disease exposure, from norovirus to flu to COVID-19.
We regularly pursue opportunities to improve our industry knowledge and understanding of all needs faced by the facilities we serve. We have a WELL AP on staff to support customers pursuing building wellness accreditation; more than 20 of our staff are Fitwel Ambassadors; and we have more than 200 GBAC Trained Technicians certified with deep knowledge about cleaning to mitigate for infectious diseases.
Outsourcing custodial services may not be something you’ve considered for your campus, and we know how daunting it can be to move to a contracted service provider. However, outsourcing is not only a big cost savings but a true time savings. From ensuring the supply closet is filled to consistent staffing to supervision, an outsourced provider like CCS gives you back time to focus on taking care of the direct needs of your staff and students – and time is money.
CCS Facility Services has deep roots in California. We pride ourselves on exemplary service and we never stop learning. Plus, we have spent the last 12-plus months getting the deepest level of education and training to deliver the highest quality clean to our customers and we have the third-party validation to prove it.
We never stop learning and we never slowed down during the pandemic. Whether your school is pursuing wellness programs or wants to ensure products being used on campus are Green-friendly, or if you are looking toward a new school year and strategizing how to keep everyone healthy, CCS can help you achieve your goals. Check out our free guide on the eight steps to keep your campus healthy in this the “next normal”: https://bit.ly/CCS-keeping-campuses-healthy!
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