The objective of the Australian Funeral Directors Association (AFDA) is to promote professional funeral standards, provide industry leadership and to negotiate with key industry stakeholders on Members’ behalf. The AFDA is committed to ensuring Members meet best professional practice standards, ensuring that the AFDA name and trademark represents security, care and professional service to potential customers.
AFDA Members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct designed to meet community needs and expectations in all aspects of service delivery.
NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving 18,500 individual members who represent nearly 10,000 funeral homes in the United States and 43 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C.
Alpar was founded in 1988 at the “Latin American Convention of Cemeteries and Funeral Homes”, held in Cartagena, Colombia, where representatives of companies from all segments of the funeral sector and from different Latin American countries participated. These representatives saw the need and importance to have an organization that would reflect the purpose of integration, collaboration, improvement, honest competition and efficiency of services provided by the funeral sector in Latin America.
In a Latin America where countries very similar in their political and religious views there was no organization that addressed the funeral industry, its culture, rites and rituals. It is here where ALPAR found a void that needed to be filled and began to develop programs specialized for all aspects of the funeral sector, such as seminars, conferences, conventions and expositions, to which these two aspects are brought together in a fundamental way.
We can arrange for direct inter-countries repatriation without having to transit via Singapore.
In the event of the demise of an employee, we work closely with the employing organisation and ensure the repatriation of the employee’s remains in a timely manner.