PRLog - July 2, 2012 - ROLLA, Mo. -- As the importance of Green cleaning continues to grow, it may be wise to consider the Green certification from the Green Clean Institute. The Green Clean Institute certainly believes in credentials and certification. It was recently awarded the Accredited Firm status by the Better Business Bureau.
The Better Business Bureau focused on the good business nature of the company, and that is important, however there is more to a certification than the efficiency and support offered by the office. The Green Clean Institute has been growing their program for nearly a decade making them one of the first to establish a standard for Green cleaning. Their success in the United States has brought interest from other countries as well.
The original office is in Missouri, but there are now offices in Toronto, Canada; London, England; Lima, Peru; Lagos, Nigeria, and recently Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Green Clean Institute is also a USGBC member as well as a member of the IEHA.
It is one of the few programs with a federal trademark on the primary registry, and now has more than 3000 firms having used its education programs.
Unlike programs like USGBC or CIMS, the Green Clean Technician program targets the front line workers of the company. This means that the program is highly adaptable to the average cleaning service rather than just the facilities manager. This may be why the program has been broadly accepted. The practical nature means it has a direct affect on the Green program and the marketability of the company.
Companies choose to be Green certified through the Green Clean Institute for a number of reasons. Having a more professional staff is one of them. Customers want to know that the Green claims of the cleaning service are valid. Many companies have learned how to better upgrade their services through the courses.
The cleaning industry is very competitive. When making choices, customers rely on the various good credentials to discern which companies can deliver the proper service. Green Clean Institute certification has made the difference for many cleaning companies. This is particularly true for companies endeavoring to install a Green program throughout the operations.
We might raise the question, should a Green company hire just any service or seek a Green certified cleaning service? A little research will strongly suggest that a Green certified service is highly preferred. While certification is not a guarantee of total satisfaction, it does demonstrate the kind of commitment that is desperately needed in any work environment.
The Green Clean Institute [http://www.greencleaninstitute.com] believes that education and certification is the foundation that must be laid before companies hold themselves out as legitimate Green cleaning services. The newly revised courses have been made more accessible in 2012 by placing them online and adding video. This has brought many commendations for the quality and information received during the certification process.
In July 2012, the courses will be made available in Spanish. This opens the door widely to many good cleaning firms that struggled with English0only courses. The commitment to provide a meaningful standard of professionalism is a combination of education, implementation, and regular review.
The Green Clean Institute has grown its credentials even as it helps other grow theirs. In the end, it will be the credible companies that win the marketing battle. GCI asks companies to join in a serious effort to hire Green certified cleaning services. After all, this is an expense already in the budget. Why not spend that money to make a major Green improvement within your company?
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