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Jan 10,2019

ABM Healthcare Achieves ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard and Green Building Certifications with Honors

CIMS and CIMS-GB Certifications Received Fourth Consecutive Time

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABM (NYSE: ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced its healthcare segment has achieved the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and the CIMS-Green Building (GB) Certification with honors. The certification is for a two-year term and was awarded in December 2018. This is the fourth consecutive time the company’s healthcare segment has received the CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications.

“Earning this achievement for the fourth time is evidence of the quality of the associates and processes that we have within our company," said Greg Sowder, President of ABM Healthcare. “The Green Building with Honors certification is an affirmation of our commitment to creating value for our partners while implementing environmentally sustainable solutions for them and the communities they serve."

ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. ISSA’s CIMS is a comprehensive program that raises the level of commitment to excellence for the delivery of environmentally preferable services that are designed to meet customer needs and expectations. By implementing core CIMS principles into the fabric of the organization’s management structure, it establishes ABM as a prominent cleaning organization hardwired upon delivering excellence to its customers. ABM earned the CIMS-Green Building Certification (CIMS-GB) with Honors, an additional distinction that certifies a commitment to the delivery of environmentally preferable services designed to meet customer needs and expectations.

ABM has demonstrated implementation of CIMS-GB principles for their clients, proving a capability to provide green cleaning services and assist customers in achieving points under the USGBC LEED v4 O+M Building Operations and Maintenance Green Building Rating System. The company is structured to deliver consistent, quality service and is committed to efficient operations and continuous improvement and is proud to support healthcare's LEED Certified buildings with CIMS-GB certification in the healthcare industry.

ABM offers a complete portfolio of end-to-end services designed to support hospitals and healthcare systems. ABM partners with hospital healthcare systems and medical office facilities to improve the patient experience from the car door to the patient room through environmental services, facility management, food and nutrition, healthcare technology management, laundry and linen, patient transportation, patient sitter / companion, and parking and guest services. ABM’s healthcare service specialists help its clients deliver the highest standard of patient care, while reducing operational costs, improving HCAHPS scores, and optimizing resources.

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ABM (NYSE: ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $6.4 billion and more than 130,000 employees in 350+ offices throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM’s comprehensive capabilities include janitorial, electrical & lighting, energy solutions, facilities engineering, HVAC & mechanical, landscape & turf, mission critical solutions and parking, provided through stand-alone or integrated solutions. ABM provides custom facility solutions in urban, suburban and rural areas to properties of all sizes - from schools and commercial buildings to hospitals, data centers, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit


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