OVERLAND PARK, KS - The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) is partnering with GEICO to promote the new "GreenLink Shop" designation for GEICO's Auto Repair Xpress facilities. 

CCAR's GreenLink Shop designation is designed to promote consumer confidence in automotive repair facilities' environmental/safety awareness and stewardship. 

CCAR offers online training in safety and pollution prevention in the automotive service and collision repair fields. The GreenLink Shop status is linked with the CCAR GreenLink Environmental Compliance Assistance Center and the group's e-learning program. 

"GEICO is proud to be partnering with CCAR on this important initiative," said William DeGrocco, GEICO assistant vice president. "We have always promoted environmental awareness, and I am pleased that we will now have the ability through the GreenLink Shop program to recognize our ARX repair shops that meet and maintain this high level of environmental and safety standards."  

Repair facilities seeking the GreenLink Shop recognition must maintain high standards in environmental, health and safety 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.