Doing Our Part To Help Protect The Environment
GEICO is concerned about the environment and requires selected auto body repair shops to pass an environmental and safety training program. Participating auto body repair shops in the GEICO Auto Repair Xpress® program and the GEICO Guaranteed Repair Shop (GRS) program, must have a minimum of one person at each facility complete this online training program.
Working with the Coordinating Committee on Automotive Repair (CCAR®), GEICO repair shop personnel get Safety and Pollution Prevention (SP2) training online that is specific to auto body repair.
Bill DeGrocco, GEICO AVP of Claims, proudly states "We're enthusiastic about playing our part to help protect the environment. By partnering with GEICO Auto Repair Xpress® shops to provide training and promote the safe handling of materials like paint, antifreeze and other shop chemicals, we know that those repair facilities are safer for our customers, our employees, and our environment."
Stewardship Award Winner
"GEICO has set the standard for the insurance industry in promoting environmental and safety awareness for auto body repair facilities," said Daren Fristoe, CCAR President and Chief Operating Officer. In recognition, GEICO received CCAR's prestigious "Stewardship Award." "When CCAR presented a practical way to verify that Auto R/X shops had completed a national standard for awareness training, GEICO not only put the program in place across the United States, but also asked CCAR to develop a similar training program for the company's field adjusters," said Fristoe.
By assisting CCAR, a not-for-profit organization which also operates the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Auto Repair – CCAR-GreenLink® – GEICO also helps to provide deeper environmental stewardship to schools and future repair technicians. CCAR provides the S/P2 training program at a deeply discounted price to automotive and career technical schools in the U.S. Since the introduction of S/P2 in 2002, CCAR has trained more than 400,000 automotive students.
GEICO was the first major supporter of the S/P2 training, which has been adopted by automotive educational programs, auto makers and other insurers. To learn more about the online training used by GEICO, please visit the S/P2 or CCAR-GreenLink® websites.