Adelaide Cemeteries continue to be an industry leader when it comes to environmental initiatives. Among a host of new initiatives, they have recently received recertification of their ISO14001 Environmental Certification. They remain the first and only cemetery operator in Australia to gain this environmental certification which was awarded after a series of rigorous independent audits.
Other recent achievements include diverting more than 90% of waste from landfill, the addition of 24 wildlife boxes to encourage native fauna, 2,000 trees and plants in the expansion of Wirra Wonga – one of two natural burial areas in South Australia, and offering soft plastics recycling for staff. Their latest partnership with Trees For Life SA will see 12,500 trees and plants added to Smithfield Memorial Park over the next five years.
The new Evergreen Community Precinct at Enfield Memorial Park will also continue to innovate, with the installation of a world-leading cremator abatement system that reduce operational emissions by 90%. Scheduled to open in the coming months, Evergreen Community Precinct will also feature a café, florist and visitor centre alongside state-of-the-art reflection rooms and condolence lounges capable of hosting up to 500 guests.