For Cemetery Operators
The Green Burial Society of Canada (GBSC) recognizes four (4) categories of Approved Provider:
1. Green Burial Service Provider
2. Green Burial Cemetery (Small)
3.Green Burial Cemetery (Large)
4.Green Burial Conservation Cemetery
The criteria for each of the categories are set out below:
•Please refer to the GBSC Glossary of Terms regarding terminology used in the criteria descriptions.
•Please refer to the FAQs, following the Glossary of Terms, which address questions about the application process.
•The GBSC recognizes that, province to province, there may be operational and governance differences between cemeteries. Applications for Approved Provider status will be evaluated on the completeness of the application, which should include any notes about special considerations particular to a jurisdiction that the GBSC may need to address in providing recognition status.
•Criteria will be reviewed by the GBSC on an annual basis.Criteria may change as environmental and sustainability best practices, standards and trends emerge and evolve. The GBSC will communicate proposed changes directly to Approved Providers through the Society’s internal communication network