WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6, 2012 – In recognition of its ongoing efforts to lessen the environmental impact of its associates, GEICO was named one of two winners of the Maryland Green Registry and Clean Air Partners Clean Commute Contest. GEICO was selected as a winner of the contest for having the highest actual reduction in employee commute miles and was presented the award at a ceremony last night in Columbia, Md.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Maryland Green Registry and Clean Air Partners with this award,” said Terry Perkins, GEICO’s assistant vice president of real estate and facilities management. “Our associates are fortunate that multiple transportation options are available for their commute. Receiving this award is a testament to the many associates who are interested in supporting activities that are environmentally friendly.”
GEICO offers associates in the company’s corporate headquarters in Chevy Chase, Md., numerous commuting alternatives to driving, including vanpools, carpools and subsidized fares on public transportation.
The Maryland Green Registry and Clean Air Partners Clean Commute Contest was created to recognize organizations that have reduced employee vehicle commute miles by encouraging employees to walk, bike, use mass transit, rideshare, telecommute or work compressed work weeks. For more information on the award, go to the Maryland Green Registry website.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.