LAFAYETTE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Clean Auto Alliance, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to improving environmental, safety, and transportation best practices, today released its 2015 Annual Report. This report details achievement of the Environment & Safety Elite Award which sets the standard of excellence for environmental and safety practices in the automotive services industry. During 2015, over 1,100 dealer franchises achieved and maintained the Environment & Safety Elite Award. There are currently over 17,000 dealer franchises in the US and achievement of this award represents a very select segment of automotive dealers, representing all of the top 15 automotive brands.
The prestigious Environment & Safety Elite Award measures 27 specific environmental and safety criteria covering testing, training, communications, processes, and inspections. Standards are set for each metric, pushing organizations beyond the compliance level. During 2016 a new Platinum Award will be launched measuring more stringent criteria. The Elite Award program has grown dramatically in the past two years as more automotive service providers acknowledge the importance of third party review and recognition.
Detailed workforce training is integral to any effective environmental and safety program, including the Elite Award. The 1,104 franchises completed over 120,000 training sessions, covering topics such as emergency response, hazard communication, protective equipment, safe driving, and hazardous waste management.
“We care about the regulations, we care about protecting the environment, and we care about employee safety, just like we care about our work and our customers,” said Craig Baker, Owner at J.D. Byrider – Richmond. “Dealerships are always looking for a way to differentiate from their competitors. It’s nice to be recognized for these achievements and I’m glad consumers know what we stand for here at J.D. Byrider – Richmond.”
To learn more about the Clean Auto Alliance, visit www.cleanautoalliance.org. To become a Clean Auto Alliance committee member, call Eric Schmitz at 925.200.5079.
About the Clean Auto Alliance
The Clean Auto Alliance is a non-profit organization committed to promoting environmental and safety best practices in the automotive industry through education, research and recognition. The Clean Auto Alliance looks to save businesses money, prevent injuries and reduce environmental impacts. To learn more about the Clean Auto Alliance, visit www.cleanautoalliance.org.