“Dealerships simply can not afford to risk the well-being of their employees and their businesses.”
Heightened expectations from both consumers and regulators are increasing the need for strong, centralized risk and compliance organizations in the automotive industry. Regulatory agencies, such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, have increased the size of their staffs to monitor compliance in the automotive industry, and are under public and legislative scrutiny to increase the volume and severity of industry enforcement activity.
Simply put - dealerships simply can not afford to risk the well-being of their employees or their businesses. As a result of the heightened consumer and regulatory expectations, what we are seeing today is the rapid evolution and maturation of organizational governance structures overseeing compliance and safety.
Although the industry is still in the early stages of that evolution, it is absolutely essential to have a strong and organizationally independent compliance initiative that actively oversees, monitors and validates effectiveness in compliance, safety programs and processes in all areas of day-to- day operation.
Structural independence and senior level authority sends an unmistakably strong message that the automotive industry is serious about compliance and safety and leaves no ambiguity for how employees should act in situations involving their safety. S.A.F.e provides safety, security and protection for every automotive sales-force that is dealing with day-to- day unknowns. S.A.F.e is focusing on creating a new level of security for sales force, dealer, customer and investor communities, by delivering innovative offerings and multiple technologies across expanding geographies.