If you manage a green cleaning department, the appearance of your facility isn’t the only thing you’re concerned about. Your priority list probably also includes items such as the health of your tenants, the health of your building and indoor air quality, along with legal and liability issues. And if you are like countless other facility managers, you also probably wonder if you are doing everything you possibly can to ensure the greenest, healthiest indoor environment. If this describes you, you’ll be interested in the Canadian Green Sustainability Program (CGSP).
What is the Canadian Green Sustainability Program?
The CGSP is an innovative training tool developed by the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association. With a strong emphasis on cleaning for health and the environment, the CGSP helps business owners and facility managers maintain a truly green indoor environment.
The CGSP serves as a standard for green cleaning and professionalism that facility managers can aspire to. It is not a product-specific program (any EcoLogo certified or Green Seal certified product is accepted within the CGSP) but rather a comprehensive management and operations program.
How Facility Managers and Business Owners Benefit From the CGSP Program
The CGSP can be a valuable tool used to enhance a business’ reputation. Increasingly, consumers love doing business with companies known for caring about their people and their indoor environment.
Other important benefits include:
How Building Occupants Benefit From the CGSP Program
Harsh chemicals and sloppy housekeeping practices can lead to unfavourable indoor conditions for anyone visiting or working in a facility. Among these conditions are poor indoor air quality and Sick Building Syndrome.
The guidance and training provided by the Canadian Green Sustainability Program will help your janitorial staff implement procedures that lead to a healthier indoor environment. For example, the reduction of harsh chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will improve indoor air quality, creating noticeable health improvements.
Three CGSP Certification Levels
There are three levels of certification offered by the Canadian Green Sustainability Program, depending on your role: