Demonstrate how your funeral business is helping save the environment

Let us guide and support you to reduce the impact of your business on the environment

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Designed for funeral directors

Specifically designed for funeral directors, the Greener Globe Funeral Standard recognises the unique challenges of the sector.


Clients Value Sustainability

More than ever clients value the environment, holding a Greener Globe Funeral Award shows your commitment.

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Reduce Costs

The Greener Globe Funeral Standard helps you to reduce the use of resources, water, electricity, paper and fuel - increasing sustainability and reducing costs.

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A recent survey found 76%* of UK consumers are doing what they can to support the environment and they expect businesses to play their part in protecting the planet. Businesses are responding, changing how they operate and the range of products and services they provide.

* June 2022. Boston Consulting Group.

Leading funeral directors, traditional and modern, big and small, are also responding through operating more sustainably and offering greater choice including green options. The Greener Globe Funeral Standard has been developed to support all funeral directors as they make their businesses more sustainable and provide them with the recognition they deserve.

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  • Designed for all funeral directors – traditional or modern, big or small
  • All steps to become more sustainable recognised – from low energy light bulbs to electric hearses
  • Supports funeral director’s environmental journey
  • Developed with sector support
  • Straightforward online process

Award levels

Step 1 - Bronze

Adopting an environmental policy is an important first step for any businesses seeking to be more sustainable and qualifies for the Bronze Award. If you do not have an environmental policy, adopt our own straightforward Trusted Environmental Policy designed especially for you.

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Step 1

Adopting and implementing the Trusted Environmental Policy

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Step 2 - Complete Sustainability Audit Questionnaire

Completing the Sustainability Questionnaire enables the funeral director to quickly examine all parts of their business to identify the areas which are already sustainable and those where further work is required.  The Audit is scored by ISO 14001 auditors resulting in Silver Gold or Platinum Awards.

Silver award


Gold award


Platinum award


Step 3 - Improvement Plan

In addition to receiving your award, you will receive your own bespoke improvement plan to guide you on your journey to limit the impact of your business on the environment.

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Fees for each premises:-

for Funeral Directors and Suppliers £495*

for Crematoria £750*


Register online here

* to include registration, environmental policy submission for the Bronze Award, carry out audit on your completed sustainability questionnaire, receive your own bespoke improvement plan, Award Certificates, Welsh slate plaque for Gold and Platinum Awards. Your award to be listed on our website for all to see. Use of our logo and award on your marketing.

Thereafter annual surveillance fee  - £247.

Smaller additional premises, used for arrangements/sales only - £52 per annum.

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