Code of Ethics

The Code of Practice of the Cremation Association of North America clearly describes our Sacred Trust. In the practice of cremation, we believe:

  • In dignity and respect in the care of Human Remains, in compassion for the living who survive them, and in the memorialization of the dead;

  • That a Cremation Authority should be responsible by creating and maintaining an atmosphere of respect at all times;

  • That the greatest care should be taken in the appointment of Crematory staff members, any of whom must not, by conduct or demeanor, bring the Crematory or cremation into disrepute;

  • That the cremation should be considered as preparation for memorialization;

  • That the dead of our human society should be memorialized through a commemorative means suitable to the survivors.