Being the largest cemetery operator in South Australia, Adelaide Cemeteries is proud to be a national leader and innovator in sustainable and environmental initiatives. We were the first cemetery to open a Natural Burial Ground in Australia, the first Lawn Cemetery in Australia and soon to be the first in the Southern Hemisphere to install European Standard Full-Filtration systems on our Cremators.
Adelaide Cemeteries remains at the forefront of the cemetery industry when it comes to our commitment to driving improvement of our environmental performance, demonstrated through our ISO14001 Environmental Certification – the only cemetery in Australia to receive this certification. For more on our environmental initiatives, explore the headings below.
Adelaide Cemeteries are pleased to be the first cemetery operator in Australia to gain the internationally recognised ISO 14001 Environmental Certification. First awarded in June 2020, and having recently being recertified, this certification continues our commitment to the South Australian community, and is based on the Environmental Management System we established for Enfield Memorial Park, Cheltenham Cemetery, Smithfield Memorial Park and West Terrace Cemetery.
Being a key pillar of Adelaide Cemeteries, environmental sustainability is at the forefront of what we do on a daily basis. This certification not only recognises Adelaide Cemeteries for the improvements that have been made over the past few years as part of this program, but also puts in place the requirements to continually improve our environmental initiatives and minimise the impact of our cemeteries on the environment.
Being frequently and independently audited, this certification sets the benchmark for Adelaide Cemeteries to measure, monitor and continuously improve our environmental outcomes. We are proud to be the first Cemetery Operator in Australia to achieve this environmental milestone and look forward to continuing to evolve our cemeteries in the best interests of our community and the environment.