The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) announced that American Automotive Services of St. Louis, Mo., has been recognized as a “GreenLink Shop.” American Automotive Services is a participant in the GEICO Auto Repair Xpress (ARX) program. CCAR and GEICO are partnering to promote the “GreenLink Shop” designation for GEICO’s ARX facilities across the United States.
The GreenLink Shop status, an extension of CCAR’s CCAR-GreenLink Environmental Compliance Assistance Center and S/P2 (Safety and Pollution Prevention) E-learning Program, is designed to promote consumer confidence in local automotive repair facilities’ environmental/safety awareness and stewardship.
“Our staff and the environment must be a top priority in how we conduct our business,” said Gary Clark, president of American Automotive Services. “Both are critical assets and the key to our long-term success.”
“As a third-generation company, American Automotive Services is a welcome addition to our GreenLink Shop program,” said Daren Fristoe, CCAR president and chief operating officer. “They represent the continued commitment to workplace safety and environmental best practices that is gaining recognition at all levels of our industry, as well as by consumers.”
Repair facilities seeking the GreenLink Shop recognition must maintain high standards of excellence in environmental, health and safety (EHS) practices in four categories: business operations, employee training, safety compliance and environmental management. The CCAR initiative recognizes both auto mechanical service facilities and collision repair shops, with separate criteria established for each type of business.
CCAR GreenLink Shop program