NORWICH – The Wilson Funeral Home Inc. of Norwich is the first funeral home in Chenango County to meet Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) standards of the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA), announced Frank Kerbein, NYSFDA Director of Member Relations. The funeral home was awarded “Platinum” status, the most prestigious designation.
“The ESP helps member funeral homes establish business practices that reduce waste and utility costs; improve operational systems and equipment performance; provide a safer working environment for themselves, their families and their staff,” said Kerbein. A funeral home’s designation is based on an ESP scorecard.
Part of the high score earned by the funeral home relates to its partnership with NYSEG to complete thousands of dollars in energy efficiency upgrades, and its commitment to the future upgrade or replacement of certain other equipment and materials to further enhance energy efficiency.