International Federation of Thanatologists Associations FIAT - IFTA
The World Organization of Funeral Services was founded in 1970 and has developed into a well-known global network for funeral service providers, repatriation companies and suppliers. FIAT-IFTA is the only NGO recognized by the United Nations ECOSOC and UNESCO that represents the funeral industry in social and economic issues in the field of funeral heritage.
European Federation of Funeral Services EFFS
The European Association of Funeral Services is an association of national and regional funeral associations, undertakers, undertakers or companies that offer funeral services and products. The EFFS is an international non-profit organization and conducts scientific studies and takes care of social activities. The EFFS offers a platform for the exchange of experiences and information, promotes cooperation and support for members. In addition, the EFFS bundles interests on a European level and harmonizes activities in the funeral sector.
Schweizerischer Verband der Bestattungsdienste SVB
The SVB is a professional organization for the funeral industry in Switzerland recognized by the BBT (Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology) and authorities. The association represents the professional, economic and socio-political interests of the affiliated members in relation to legislation and administration at federal, cantonal and communal level. The SVB cultivates professional honor and community spirit and upholds the public image of the funeral industry. The association also promotes further training for its members so that the undertaker can act as a competent advisor and helper for the bereaved. The SVB sets a generally valid benchmark for the professional level of performance in the funeral industry in Switzerland.