DCS Global’s CLEAN + SAFE Janitorial System Earns GBAC STAR Registered Program Designation

ROSEMONT, Ill.September 22, 2022—The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, today announced that DCS Global’s CLEAN + SAFE© Janitorial System has achieved the GBAC STAR™ Registered Program designation. The system has been assessed by the GBAC Advisory Council Scientific Board for scientific validity, usability, practicality, safety, and efficacy.

DCS developed CLEAN + SAFE to help facility managers monitor and maintain high standards of cleaning for health for the well-being of occupants. The DCS compliance program offers tangible, numeric, science-based evidence that a facility is clean and safe. It provides benchmarking for continuous improvement and comparisons across portfolios of buildings and different cleaning contractors, and ongoing compliance monitoring and scoring.

“We are pleased to earn GBAC STAR Registered Program designation,” said DCS Global CEO Randy Burke. “The designation validates our system’s efficacy and demonstrates our commitment to helping businesses clean for health to protect building occupants, visitors, and guests.”

Before implementing CLEAN + SAFE, DCS works with facility managers to assess the state of cleaning in their buildings, including issues and opportunities based on low occupancy levels. The program is customized at a facility level, is low cost, and easy to implement. 

DCS has conducted compliance audits in over 600 buildings in the past 12 months. DCS is also uniquely positioned to help facilities achieve GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation for their buildings and empower them to operate their facilities in a clean, safe, and healthy way that increases customer confidence.

“Proper auditing and inspections are a critical element of maintaining a clean and safe environment,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “Third-party programs like the CLEAN + SAFE system are key to continuous improvement when cleaning for health. As the world adjusts to new viruses and outbreaks, these kinds of systems offer the public greater peace of mind.”

Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR Accreditation at gbac.org/star.

Find accredited programs and those pursuing accreditation via the GBAC STAR Facility Directory at gbac.org/directory

About DCS Global 
DCS Global are trusted, cleaning subject-matter-experts (ex-janitorial contract professionals), with over 25 years of experience as independent third-party advisors: 

  • Supporting leading property and facility management companies.
  • National scope and local expertise.
  • Commercial real estate, retail, education, transportation, and public sector clients.
  • Our primary services include cleaning audits, RFP support, current contract analysis, certified building inspections, and APPA/LEED audits.
  • Our values: honesty, integrity, fairness, transparency, respect, and diversity.

For more information, please visit: www.dcsglobal.us/

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility and service accreditation programs, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.

About ISSA

With more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.




For more information, contact ISSA Director of Communications Jill Nuppenau at [email protected]; phone, 847-982-0800 Ext. 1367.