Our Ethical Strategy outlines how we are bringing about real
positive change from environmental concerns to global poverty.
We're proud to be the first to offer Traidcraft endorsed
fairly traded bamboo and willow coffins
in each of our 900 funeral homes.
We're committed to building fair and sustainable
relationships with our suppliers.
In 2012, we launched the industry's first national
apprenticeship in Funeral Operations and Services.
We have now successfully introduced Resomation®,
an alternative to cremation, in three locations in
the US – Minnesota, Florida and Los Angeles.
Our woodland burial grounds are the ideal
choice for those seeking somewhere more
natural and beautiful to hold a funeral.
After being the first UK-wide carbon neutral Funeral Director in 2011,
we continued to reduce out operational greenhouse gas emissions in 2012.
94% of the coffins we
manufacture are made
from wood certified by the
Forest Stewardship Council®.
We purchased 18.1 GWh of renewable
electricity in 2012, to avoiding emitting
approximately 9,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.