Service Corporation International Australia - s.87B undertaking

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  • Service Corporation International Australia
    060 060 031


SCIA was attempting to acquire control of the only crematoria in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Therefore SCIA may take advantage of its monopoly position in the provision of cremation services. In order to address the ACCC's concerns, SCIA has given the ACCC an undertaking that: for three years or until a competitor enters the market, SCIA shall operate the Beresfield Crematorium and Memorial Park crematorium separately to SCIA's funeral directing businesses and ensure that no advantage be given to SCIA funeral directing businesses which is not given to non SCIA funeral directing businesses in terms of price offered, discount rebates, access to crematoria, booking times or facilities; no details of next of kin be used in any way by SCIA for the purposes of selling pre paid funerals; separate management and staff of the crematoria and SCIA funeral directing; SCIA notify the Newcastle community by a page advertisement; in future advertisements SCIA discloses its ownership of those funeral directing businesses; SCIA engage an accounting firm to conduct an independent audit to attest to SCIA's compliance with the undertakings; that SCIA provide the Commission with copies of the audit reports within 2 weeks of their receipt.