On the 1st March 2021 the Bereavement Sector saw the launch of a collaboration between the Cremation Society of Great Britain, the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management, the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities and the CDS Group under the title of the Environmental Stewardship Group. Drawn together to provide a lead in the sector in addressing the challenges brought about by the Climate Emergency the ESG will focus on brining all aspects of this diverse sector together to establish a base line from which to create a road map to meet the challenges ahead.
The launch benefitted from representatives across the Government sector, Owner Operators both public and private, Funeral Directors from Groups and Independents and Suppliers and Academia, all were treated to an excellent overview of the Climate Emergency and the impact upon the UK as well as some revealing facts and figures which will have direct impacts for everyone in the sector. Our special thanks go to Richard Macdonald the Vice Chair of the Environment Agency and Lee Rawlinson the Director of Regulated Industry again from the Environment Agency for their excellent contributions and encouragement.
The next phase in the ESG activity will be through a series of virtual round table events and the dates and times for these are to be found on this website.
The meeting recording can be viewed below and the slides can be downloaded using the button provided.
The ESG are pleased to launch the State of the Sector report following the 'Year 0' activities in which the sector came together through a series of roundtable events to identify the concerns, challenges, hopes and aspirations of the sector in regards the Climate Emergency.
A fantastic special report on BBC South Today by #AlexisGreen, tackling the environmental impact of burial and cremation here in the UK.