ABM Healthcare Support Services Achieves Recertification for Both CIMS and CIMS-Green Building With Honors

NEW YORK, April 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ABM (NYSE:ABM), a leading provider of facility solutions, announced today that ABM Healthcare Support Services has been recertified by the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) with both the CIMS and the CIMS-Green Building (GB) Certification with honors.

CIMS is a comprehensive program that reflects the level of commitment to excellence for the delivery of consistent and reliable cleaning 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 further establishes ABM Healthcare Support Services as a prominent cleaning organization committed to delivering excellence for its clients.

ABM Healthcare Support Services also earned the CIMS-Green Building Certification (CIMS-GB) with Honors, an additional distinction that recertifies a commitment to the delivery of environmentally preferable services designed to meet customer needs and expectations. ABM Healthcare Support Services has demonstrated implementation of CIMS-GB principles for many clients through ABM GreenCare® Program. ABM GreenCare provides sustainable cleaning services and assists customers in achieving points under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED-EBOM) Green Building Rating System. ABM is proud to support healthcare's LEED Certified buildings with CIMS-GB recertification for the healthcare industry.

"Earning this achievement is a testament to the quality of the individuals and processes that we have within our company," said ABM Healthcare Support Services President, Dan Bowen. "The Green Building with Honors is an affirmation of our commitment to creating value for our partners while implementing environmentally sustainable solutions for them and the communities they serve."


ABM Healthcare Support Services' thousands of highly-trained specialists assist healthcare systems and hospitals deliver the highest standard of care to patients and guests through proven technologies and guaranteed performance-based results - all designed to reduce operational costs, improve HCHAPS scores and maximize resources. The business provides outsourcing services to over 300 hospitals throughout the United States, including environmental services, food service, clinical engineering & healthcare technologies, facilities management, energy solutions, hospitality & valet, parking & shuttle, patient companion, patient transportation, and security services. ABM has been recognized four years out of five as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare for 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.


ABM (NYSE:ABM) is a leading provider of facility solutions with revenues of approximately $5 billion and 118,000 employees in over 300 offices deployed throughout the United States and various international locations. ABM's comprehensive capabilities include facilities engineering, commercial cleaning, energy solutions, HVAC, electrical, landscaping, parking and security, 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, manufacturing plants and airports. ABM Industries Incorporated, which operates through its subsidiaries, was founded in 1909. For more information, visit www.abm.com.

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