Forest Hill, Md, – The University of California-Davis has become the first campus to be re-accredited as part of the Professional Grounds Management Society's (PGMS) Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation. Accreditation Facilitator Joe Jackson, CGM announced the achievement.
Cary Avery, CGM, associate director at the University of California-Davis, submitted the update report and received the re-accreditation honor on behalf of the school. The PGMS Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation is initially awarded for three years. An accredited facility must then seek to be re-accredited through a mandatory update report provided by the organization that verifies the continuing conformance to best practices and the adherence to the principles of the accreditation.
"By pursuing and achieving reaccreditation, the Grounds and Landscape Services unit has demonstrated that it continues to meet the PGMS Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation Program's grounds management best practices requirements as a condition of accreditation and that it remains committed to striving for excellence," Jackson exclaimed.
The PGMS Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation program is an evaluation tool designed to be used by facilities and organizations that have a landscape services or grounds component. Through peer evaluation, it focuses on three categories: environmental stewardship, economic performance, and social responsibilities and has four levels of accreditation.
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