HOUSTON, March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), North America's largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, announced today it has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. SCI earned this credential based on extensive ratings by its employees in anonymous surveys.
"We are honored to receive this recognition as it's truly an acknowledgement of the talented associates in our organization dedicated to serving our client families every day," said Phil Sprick, Vice President of Human Resources at SCI. "We strive to create a culture that promotes growth, leadership and teamwork while continuing to honor and maintain service excellence for the families and communities we serve."
The survey, sent to a random selection of SCI's over 24,000 associates, was anchored by 90 percent responding "My work has special meaning: this is not 'just a job'", 86 percent saying, "I'm proud to tell others I work here" and 86 percent replying, "I feel I make a difference here."
"We applaud SCI for seeking employee feedback and earning this certification," said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of Great Place to Work Certification and List Production. "These ratings measure the company's capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a culture that benefits both associates and the clients they serve."
About Service Corporation International
Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is North America's leading provider of death care products and services. At December 31, 2017, SCI owned and operated 1,488 funeral homes and 473 cemeteries (of which 281 are combination locations) in 45 states, eight Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Through its businesses, SCI markets the Dignity Memorial® brand which offers assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. In January 2016, SCI was presented with the J.D. Power President's Award in recognition of an ongoing dedication to service excellence including quality improvement, customer satisfaction and the development of enduring client relationships. For more information about Service Corporation International, please visit www.sci-corp.com. For more information about Dignity Memorial, please visit www.dignitymemorial.com. As used herein, "SCI" or the "Company" refers to Service Corporation International and all of its affiliated companies.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For® list and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists including lists for millennials, women, diversity, small and medium companies and over half a dozen different industry lists.
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