Ethics & Business Conduct

 

Ensuring a Safe & Ethical Workplace

We are committed to ensuring a safe workplace for all of our associates and conducting all aspects of our business with the highest ethical standards. We strive to maintain a culture where that commitment is embedded into our business practices and continually reinforced through our communications and training.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct provides the foundation of who we are as an organization and helps define what families, vendors and colleagues can expect every time they interact with us. It takes into account our spirit of inclusion and enables us to leverage our diverse perspectives to make better, more ethical business decisions that are in line with our core values.

Download our Code of Conduct

Ethics Training

Every associate is required to complete our standard ethics training entitled “This is Who We Are.” This video-based training module addresses the importance of ethics in all client interactions and business conduct related to our profession.

Communication

Ethics Link

We created Ethics Link to help associates navigate the gray areas, giving associates guidance regarding what is appropriate and consistent with our ethics policy and our commitment to ethical business practices. Associates can email their inquiries to EthicsLink@sci-us.com, and they will receive a prompt written response from the Assistant Vice President, Ethics and Business Conduct.

Care Line

Open, two-way communication is of utmost importance. We encourage associates to come forward and discuss any concerns they have related to the workplace, including discrimination or harassment, with their manager. Associates also have the option to contact our Care Line anonymously to voice any concerns. This resource is operated by an independent firm that does not trace or record calls, and issues are investigated promptly.

Health and Safety

Our Health, Safety and Environmental Compliance Services Department’s mission is to provide efficient and effective HSE compliance and review services in support of our safety mission, policies and procedures.

Our HSE team works with field locations to comply with health, fire and environmental safety standards, providing a safe workplace for our associates. They also ensure we remain an ethical steward of regulatory compliance by promoting a culture of shared accountability. Our HSE team manages OSHA inspections, matters related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, and guidance and assistance with corrective measures for any potential shortcomings.

We provide many training resources and mandatory online courses for associates on topics including Office Safety, Fire Safety and Prevention, and Forklift Safety Awareness. Our HSE team also provides online safety data sheet management through Verisk 3E.