Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.61
Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

Tufts University
IN-17: Green Cleaning Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 William Thistle
Director of Purchasing
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Under which of the following is the institution’s green cleaning program/service certified?:
Yes or No
Green Seal’s Environmental Standard for Commercial Cleaning Services (GS-42) No
The International Sanitary Supply Association’s (ISSA’s) Cleaning Industry Management Standard for Green Buildings (CIMS-GB) Yes
An equivalent third party certification program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s certified green cleaning program:

C&W Services is the contracted company for Tufts custodial services on all of our campuses. C&W Services is one of the few companies in the industry to have the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and CIMS-Green Building (CIMS-GB) certifications, indicating how they provide value through management best practices, exemplary service and a commitment to sustainability. They have been CIMS certified since at least December 2016. C&W Services is currently listed on the ISSA website with honors. The link on the ISSA website directs to Cushman and Wakefield (http://www.cushmanwakefield.com/), the parent company to C&W Services. The direct link to C&W Services is https://cwservices.com/

Documentation affirming the green cleaning certification:
The website URL where information affirming the green cleaning certification is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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