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Certification program adopted by Automotive Recyclers of Canada

The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) stated that the Automotive Recyclers of Canada (ARC) has become the first international association to adopt the Gold Seal Program. As part of their decision, ARC also elected to have all of its automotive recycling members adhere to the Gold Seal standards. All ARC Members are already audited to the Canadian Auto Recyclers Environmental Code (CAREC), and now Gold Seal certification takes those qualified Members to the next level.

ARC’s decision to supply high quality recycled parts with no surprises on delivery ensures successful applicants will be best in class within the automotive recycling industry by implementing industry standards for customer service and recycled part quality based on the highest professional service goals and ethical business practices in the automotive recycling industry.

The Gold Seal Program sets up a quality assurance accreditation program for ARC Members that utilizes a series of standards, audits and CSI requirements to help ensure high quality recycled parts are reliably provided to repairers, insurers and the motoring public.

Modeled after the ARA’s Gold Seal Program, ARC’s business certification program will further channel the strength of the ARC recycler network and assist in addressing the unique characteristics present in the Canadian market.