One of our newest funeral director partnerships is with H. Porter & Sons, of Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Headed up by Lucy Porter, this forward-thinking funeral business has been supporting families in the Black Country and beyond for 175 years.
Lucy is very aware of the climate emergency and is doing her best to transform her business for the benefit of families and the planet.
As far as the environment is concerned, Lucy is clear: “It’s important to ensure passing generations take care of future ones.”
This approach makes LifeArt and H. Porter & Sons ideal partners.
Since launching, an increasing number of families served by the business are opting for a coffin that treads more lightly on the planet than those made of MDF or particleboard.
So far, LifeArt’s Heritage timber range is proving popular amongst H. Porter & Sons’ clients who opt for one of our coffins. We also offer personalised designs to ensure the widest possible choice.
In addition to low emissions coffins, Lucy is also phasing out single-use plastic in her business (including plastic coffin handles), provides fresh fruit delivered in cardboard boxes to her staff and is creating a wellbeing garden for colleagues to reflect in after a busy day.
The garden comprises a range of pollinator-friendly flowers and herbs which staff are welcome to pick for herbal teas and culinary use to cut down on the need to purchase plastic-packaged, air-freighted produce.
Lucy is also reviewing the business’s energy use and fleet with a view to transitioning to alternatives as part of an exciting roadmap to a low carbon future.
Could your funeral business make a similar positive impact on the planet? Contact LifeArt today to take the first step on your journey to sustainability.