ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Achieves ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard and Green Building Certifications with Honors

CIMS and CIMS-GB Certifications Recognize Commitment to Quality, Sustainability and Customer Service

PHILADELPHIA--()--ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment, a leading provider of professional services at sports and entertainment facilities, convention centers, and parks and other destinations, has received Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification with Honors by ISSA, The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association. This achievement recognizes ARAMARK’s commitment to promoting cleaning operations that deliver consistent, quality services designed to meet customers’ needs and expectations.

“This prestigious honor is a testament to our Facility Services team’s hard-work and devotion to developing cleaning programs and solutions that produce fresh and inviting environments for guests every time they attend an event at one of our venues,” said Jack O’Brien, President of Convention Centers, Facilities and Culinary Operations, ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment.

CIMS applies to the management, operations, and performance systems of cleaning organizations. CIMS certification has become a requirement in many cleaning-service bid specifications as customers look for an effective way to identify cleaning-service providers who are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction.

ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment partners with 19 clients to provide a wide variety of facility services, including maintenance, engineering, janitorial, custodial, landscaping, housekeeping, energy management, and set-up and venue conversion.

CIMS-certified organizations must demonstrate compliance with the five core principles of the Standard—quality systems; service delivery; human resources; health, safety, and environmental stewardship; and management commitment—and undergo a comprehensive assessment of management and operational execution. Compliance with the CIMS-GB criteria illustrates ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment’s commitment to delivering green and sustainable cleaning programs. The CIMS-GB designation will help ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment provide customers with precisely what they need to secure points under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System, while greening operations overall.

Included among the elements of CIMS are making sure an organization has a site specific scope of work that sets forth cleaning service requirements and ensuring that the organization has a quality plan for assessing whether such service requirements are met, as well as service delivery, workloading, purchasing, employee training, worker health and safety, and corporate organization requirements.

About ARAMARK Sports, Entertainment and Conventions

ARAMARK partners with over 200 premier stadiums and arenas, convention centers, concert venues, national and state parks, museums, resorts and tourist destinations throughout North America to create authentic and memorable guest experiences by designing industry-leading hospitality, dining and catering, environmental stewardship, recreational and interpretive, retail merchandise, and facility services programs. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramarkentertainment.com.

About ARAMARK

ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, as the industry leader in FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies," and as one of America's Largest Private Companies by both FORTUNE and Forbes magazines. ARAMARK seeks to responsibly address issues that matter to its clients, customers, employees and communities by focusing on employee advocacy, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and community involvement. Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 255,000 employees serving clients in 22 countries. Learn more at the company's Web site, www.aramark.com, or www.twitter.com/aramarknews.

Contacts

ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment
David Freireich, 215-238-4078
freireich-david@aramark.com
or
Dan Smith, 215-409-7403
smith-dan@aramark.com

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Contacts

ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment
David Freireich, 215-238-4078
freireich-david@aramark.com
or
Dan Smith, 215-409-7403
smith-dan@aramark.com