JC Atkinson is very conscious of the environment and the impact our activities have upon it. As such over the last fifteen years we have implemented many changes to significantly improve the way we procure materials and manage our production.
JC Atkinson has been accredited with the ISO 14001 standard which is the internationally recognised standard for the environmental management of businesses. It prescribes controls for those activities that have an effect on the environment. These include the use of natural resources, handling and treatment of waste and energy consumption.
In 2008 JC Atkinson began the process of obtaining the Carbon Trust Standard. The Carbon Trust Standard was introduced as a way that companies could monitor and work toward reducing carbon emissions. The Carbon Trust Standard is widely considered as the world’s leading certifier of organisational carbon footprint reduction. Carbon Trust standard bearers have achieved over 3.6Mt CO2e certified reductions – equivalent to £165m in cost savings.
Not only do we source Forest Stewardship Council® raw material, we went a further step forward and obtained Forest Stewardship Council® certification for our production facility this enables us to put the Forest Stewardship Council® logo onto the products we produce and gives our customers the assurance that the products they get from us have come from sources that do not further damage the environment.
We have for some time now had a policy of planting a tree for every solid coffin that we have sold. Thus far we have planted in excess of 10,000 trees! We are very proud of our tree planting initiative and we believe that planting trees is good way to show our commitment to improving the environment that we share.
In 2010 we launched our Greener Goodbyes funeral package; it is the only truly greener funeral product package available on the market today.
2018 - We are very proud to be working with local Community Interest Company Climate Action North East. Working with local schools and communities across the North East we are providing support for projects which address climate action including environmental and climate change education, litter picking and forest schools.
We know planning a funeral can be a very difficult time. Here at J C Atkinson we would like to make these hard times that little bit easier. Within this website we will try to guide you every step of the way. Offering advice for both during and after a funeral. We have won awards for our care and commitment to the environment this indicates the passion we have in what we do to ensure you get the very best products.
Today many people like to plan their funeral in advance. As part of these arrangements you can choose your coffin or casket. If you wish these details can be registered with us.
We can help you decide on a coffin, this will help your family members at what can be a difficult and upsetting process. We will save your choice/s until they are required.
If you have had the funeral for a loved one who was cremated we have a beautiful range of ash caskets , urns and keepsakes in our Foreverurns range website.
JC Atkinson is committed to environmental best practise we provide the highest quality, ethical products on the market . We have won many national awards.
In life we all have individual tastes and styles so why should a coffin choice be any less individual? We believe that everyone should choose a coffin for themselves or a loved one that expresses that person’s individuality be it traditional or more alternative.
Our coffin ranges cover all types of coffin from traditionally styled wooden coffins to wonderfully expressional picture coffins to more sensitive and softer coffins such as our wool, wicker and bamboo coffins. Use the button below to know more about JC Atkinson and our coffins or scroll up to view our coffin types
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