Why we do what we do
As a whole company, meaning every single member of our team, we care about being sustainable and helping our economy stay safe, healthy and be more inclusive for future generations.
Our high standards come from being determined to make an impact on our earth, both socially and environmentally. We care about our employees, communities and the environment. Everyone we touch and everything we do matters, so we are doing our best to be responsible.
There are lots of ways to make sustainability a fun project for the whole family. You can even look at an eco-friendly funeral - being buried in a way that doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment. Being environmentally conscious before and after death can give you peace of mind that you’re taking care of our beautiful earth. 🌎
We believe that one’s footprint and impact on the earth is so important. Our legacy matters. So, don’t forget to put your wishes in your will so your loved ones can follow through with them!
We're proud to be B Corp Certified
As a B Corporation (or B Corp) we join a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit. To become B Corp we’re committed to the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and use business as a force for good. These standards sit at the heart of who we are and every decision we make, now and in the future. And we’re in great company, with well-known brands such as The Guardian, innocent, Patagonia, and The Body Shop.
B Corp is the gold standard for measuring our impact on people and the planet. We wear our badge with pride and use our certification as the start of an exciting journey, supporting brands with purpose and hope to inspire others companies to redefine their success beyond profit alone.
Read our impact report: https://www.bcorporation.net/en-us/find-a-b-corp/company/bequest/
Most people expect to be very upset or distressed when someone close to them has died. What takes many people by surprise is how strong the emotions can be, how they can change very quickly, and how long they last. People around you may seem to think you should be ‘back to normal’ after a few weeks or months. You might appear to be your usual self to other people, but you know that on the inside, you’re not even sure what normal is anymore.
Everyone grieves in a way that is unique to them and their relationship with the person who has died. Well- intentioned people may say to you, ‘Time is a great healer.’ Sometimes, however, it can seem that life is more difficult as the weeks and months go by.
We know that no-one can understand exactly what your loss feels like to you. But we do understand that it’s sometimes easier to talk to someone outside of your friends and family about grief and the impact on your life and this is why we offer the GriefChat service.
GriefChat was created by bereavement experts and specially trained bereavement counsellors. GriefChat counsellors are experienced in supporting bereaved people and will listen to your story, explore how your grief is affecting you and help you to find any additional support you might need. GriefChat is a completely free service and is available Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm (except Bank Holidays) or by email out of these hours.
Click here to speak with someone.
JUST ONE Tree
JUST ONE Tree is a non-profit initiative removing CO2 from the atmosphere and reversing biodiversity loss through global reforestation. 🌳 They plant trees in areas severely affected by deforestation to maximise the effect on reducing global warming. In the process they help to provide agricultural education and sustainable incomes to local communities.
But they don’t stop there. JUST ONE Tree concentrates on restoring the entire ecosystem by planting on land and in the oceans, and they also focus on helping to shape the next generation of planet-conscious thinkers by bringing environmental education into the classrooms with lesson plans and JUST ONE Tree Day.
At Bequest, we are committed to do our bit for the planet. Not only do we save on paper by having our all-of-life admin online, we're planting 1 tree with JUST ONE Tree, for every Bequest Life insurance policy sold. By purchasing a life insurance policy with us, you’re making the world a better place. We care to keep our world full of wonder and make sure our children have a fighting chance. 😍