Our aim is to lead the bereavement sector to sustainability

The Environmental Stewardship Group was formed in late 2020 in response to the Climate Emergency declarations, and the recognition that the sector has a substantial part to play in addressing the environmental concerns affecting the UK.

As a collaboration between two membership organisations, a not-for-profit organisation, and a private company, all with many years’ experience across the sector, they have recognised this common purpose to help, support and lead the sector towards sustainability.

Equally each member organisation recognises and understands the nature of the challenge that encompasses public and private sectors alike. Each has the ability to work with its members, supporters, and clients to drive these activities forward to a mutually beneficial conclusion.

Our members

The Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) and the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities (FBCA) between them have over 200 years’ experience of meeting the needs of their members which represent over 85% of the sector.

The CDS Group has a real passion for the environment and the Bereavement Sector, and in designing and building Crematoria and Cemeteries they place the environment at the heart of all their operations. The first phase of this exciting but challenging activity will bring about a greater understanding of the relationship between the bereavement sector and the environment and how together we can make the differences required.

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