CODE OF ETHICS
as a member of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PET CEMETERIES & CREMATORIES, engaged
in the business of owning, operating and developing pet cemeteries and
other activities thereto, and mindful of duty which our industry bears
to the public, and for the purpose of proclaiming our ideals for the
benefit and protection of the public, our employees, ourselves and our
Association, do hereby accept the following Code of Ethics of the
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PET CEMETERIES & CREMATORIES.
We pledge to uphold the highest standard, always striving to raise the level of the industry.
We will perform all services in a dignified manner showing the compassion, sympathetic understanding, and genuine concern
We will respect the confidence of every family served.
We will provide adequate cemetery facilities, maintain them to the best of our ability, keeping in mind our cemetery reflects
all pet cemeteries.
will not pay any commission, remuneration or gratuity to other than
such member's regular salesman, engaged for that purpose, in the sale
of cemetery lots, crypt or niche spaces, interment rights, cremations,
memorials or any other cemetery property or services (hereinafter
referred to as "cemetery property and services").
In the event we should
have or make an independent contract with any agency to sell our
cemetery property and services, such independent agency will be
provided with copies of this Code of Ethics and require that such
agencies, their officers, directors, employees and salesman in every
respect must conform to this Code.
We will not use any method of advertising, sales presentation or persuasion which conceals, evades, or misstates a material
We will comply with all federal, state, and local laws.
We will maintain our own individual price policy.
We will maintain adequate burial and financial records.