Green Dealer Support was formed with the idea that we could provide help to dealers in their efforts to incorporate environmental friendly practices into their business model. The company was founded by a group of people passionate about auto retail and the environment. Green Dealer Support was built on the premise that the green/sustainability movement is complex and will continuously evolve. Therefore dealers will need help designing and implementing programs that add efficiency, customer satisfaction and customer retention along with a commitment to green initiative and environmental stewardship to their business model.
Many dealers have already taken a proactive approach to becoming a "Green Dealer". They have made it part of their operational approach to business and as part of their support for a sound stewardship program in their community.
You will find that our team is comprised of veteran industry experts from a number of different automotive backgrounds enabling us to provide you with both practical and marketable strategies as a Green Dealer. Please click to go to About Us.
A NADA/EPA Energy Star Benchmark Survey was launched in January. The goal is to create a performance rating for car dealerships to enable them to earn the ENERGY STAR designation for their dealerships. Green Dealer Support wants this to be a success and will provide dealers with as much help as possible to complete the survey. For more information click here.
NADA 2014 Workshop-Improve Cash Flow and Profits through Green Initiatives
This workshop is one you will not want to miss. It will be conducted three times during the NADA convention in late January 2014. The handout document will be a great source of information for attendees to review after they leave the convention. The last 2 pages of the handout contain a list of additional resources. For easy access to the links for those resources click here.
Sustainability is no longer considered a fringe activity. Despite the politics around global warming and other issues, “green” corporations and a large segment of the world citizenry have raised the priority of conserving resources in all segments of society. Click for more on theThe Sustainability Movement.
Return on Investment (ROI)is always is a sound reason to consider becoming "greener". Many green actions have a very good ROI. The great thing about taking green actions with a reasonable ROI is that once the investment is paid for the results all go directly to the bottom line. For a further discussion on the calculation of ROI on 'green" items click here
Assessment/Evaluations are conducted to determine where the dealership stands on a number of green or environmental issues. The assessors identify opportunities that exist as well as documenting green activities that are already in place.
At the conclusion of the Assessment/Evaluation a detailed report is presented that provides a road map of things to do to become greener.
Communicating your support for green, energy-saving initiatives to your employees, customers and your community is your first goal. Your Green program is an ongoing effort that requires training and marketing.