Associates Make the Difference
Our associates are the heart of our Company and our greatest asset. The SCI Our People. Our Purpose. report highlights the diversity, commitment and accomplishments of our associates. It reflects the importance of and our belief in inclusion, social responsibility and the power to make a collective difference in our Company and the communities we serve.
Our Core Values
Everything we do is rooted in our core values of Respect, Integrity, Service Excellence and Enduring Relationships. We are a team of caregivers with a passion for compassion. We've cultivated an environment of service for both the families we serve and each other so we can fulfill our vision of celebrating life with dedication, excellence and innovation.
Inclusion and Diversity
Our people make us who we are, and our differences make us stronger. We foster an inclusive culture where people of all walks of life can build a rewarding career and achieve their full potential. As such, we strive to ensure that all associates are compensated equitably and given an equal opportunity to contribute and advance in the workplace.
We use benchmark data, where available, to establish competitive pay ranges, and through our annual performance and merit planning process, we review our associates’ compensation to ensure we are providing equal pay for equal work and performance, regardless of gender, race, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to continue reviewing our practices ensuring equity and fairness.
In addition, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran’s status, disability or any other legally protected status is strictly prohibited against any associate, applicant, customer or any other person. This includes all employment decisions, such as recruitment, hiring, promotions, layoffs or terminations, rates of pay, and associate benefits.
By providing fair employment for all associates and ensuring that we are making hiring, promotion and compensation decisions that promote inclusion and diversity, we are fostering an inclusive culture that helps us leverage the diversity of backgrounds, experiences, thoughts and perspectives among our team of associates, enabling us to make better business decisions and remain relevant with our customers.
SCI Workforce Diversity
Our Company demographics closely mirror U.S. demographics
Inclusion & Diversity Programs & Initiatives
In 2017, we established a committee to review our practices and ensure that inclusion and diversity are integrated into our long-term business strategy. Since then, we've taken positive strides and established a number of programs and policies to foster a culture of inclusion. These include:
Associate Resource Communities (ARCs)
Our Associate Resource Communities, or ARCs, are voluntary, collaborative groups connecting colleagues with similar interests for networking and mentorship. ARCs inspire meaningful change within our Company and helps leverage our diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
The Inspire Series
Our outstanding leaders conduct monthly webinars designed to help our associates grow both personally and professionally. This series of monthly webinars is available to all associates and covers topics including work-life balance, time management and healthy living.
Job Posting Policy
We take special interest in providing associates with clear career paths to help them achieve their professional goals. Open job positions are posted to an internal jobs page for a minimum of five days so associates can learn about opportunities within SCI that may be of interest to them.
Leading With Dignity
Our management skills training course, Leading With Dignity, teaches leaders to address different communication styles, establish a positive and inclusive work environment, deliver effective and actionable feedback, and execute best practices for recruiting and retaining top talent.
Senior Leadership Training
Senior leaders attend additional training including insights on trust and inclusion and its application in the workplace so they are equipped with the tools and support they need to promote an inclusive culture where all individuals have an opportunity to thrive.
SCI Women's Leadership Conference
Women make up half of our workforce and bring unique perspectives and a range of strengths to the workplace. The SCI Women's Leadership Conference aims to inspire and invest in our female leaders, by providing them an opportunity to connect, share ideas and develop and enhance their leadership skills.
Board of Directors
In addition to diversity in the workplace, we also strive for gender diversity on our Board of Directors. Each Board member brings a unique perspective and background that contributes insight on corporate strategy and enhancing our culture.
CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, CEO, Chairman and President Tom Ryan joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing inclusion and diversity in the workplace.
Because our people provide exceptional care for the families we serve and produce outstanding work, we are privileged to recognize their contributions through several award programs.
For example, the SCI Service Excellence Awards is our Company’s premier awards program and recognizes outstanding associates who embody the Company’s core values in everything they do. Every year, we recognize approximately 800 associates as winners. Through a comprehensive selection process, five associates receive an all-expense paid trip with a guest to Houston for a number of events in their honor, including an awards reception with our executive team.
Our Market Premier Performers conference rewards the top 150 sales associates who get to experience a dynamic spectrum of speakers, breakout sessions and group activities designed to refresh, rejuvenate and revive the mind, body and spirit of each participant.