From left: SFG Senior Associate/Sustainability Solutions Sajeewa Ranasinghe, CCC Project Lead/Client Relationship Management Ruwanthi Halwala, SFG Head of Operations Dhishna Bastiansz, SFG Manager/Sustainability Assurance and Advisory Services Lakmini Senadheera, The Exterminators Managing Director Travis Fererrira, The Exterminators Business Development Manager Shehani De Waas, The Exterminators Finance and HR Executive Syamika Nilangani, The Exterminators Technical Manager Sivasenthil Murugathasan
Commemorating its 20-year anniversary, Exterminators Ltd., Asia’s first and only CarbonNeutral pest management company renewed its commitment to sustainability for a fifth consecutive year.
For 20 years, The Exterminators has been setting benchmarks within its industry and the SME sector in Sri Lanka and the region by winning many local and international accolades for business, brand, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship. The company is the first pest management company in Sri Lanka to have received ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. The ‘Smart Missile’ invented by The Exterminators also won the title of world’s first termite station to be certified CarbonNeutral.
The CarbonNeutral certification was awarded by The Sustainable Future Group (SFG), regional verification and certification partner of Natural Capital Partners of the UK – the developer of The CarbonNeutral Protocol. The certification process involved an extensive analysis of the client’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and subsequent investment in a local Renewable Energy Project in return for registered Carbon Credits to offset its organisational Carbon Footprint. The Exterminators had partnered with The Carbon Consulting Company (CCC) – South Asia’s leading provider of integrated sustainability solutions – to accurately measure, manage and reduce its GHG emissions annually.
CCC CEO Sanith De S. Wijeyeratne stated, “We are proud to have been working with The Exterminators for the past five years on their sustainability journey, and we congratulate Marlon and his team on their noteworthy accomplishments. They have adopted a proactive approach in their carbon management strategies and in the communication of their CarbonNeutral certification to their clients and the public. The Exterminators are a good example of how sustainability can help reduce bottom line costs and enhance brand reputation, all the while helping towards tackling the global issue of climate change.”
Commenting on the occasion, Exterminators CEO/Founder Marlon Ferreira remarked, “The past twenty years have been extraordinary for Exterminators in terms of business and sustainability. Businesses today are expected to be less harmful, more transparent and to actively participate in making positive changes to improve the environment. On a deeply personal level and as people with great respect for the environment, we believe it is our moral obligation to improve The Exterminators’ sustainability practices, to do our part to protect the planet. We have forged partnerships with international bodies and have maintained our status as Asia’s only CarbonNeutral Pest Management Company. Our philosophy is to care about people and the planet, to do the right thing and do it well even though it is hard. All our accreditations and certifications, including CarbonNeutral®, are a testament to our dedication to the environment, and we are grateful to CCC for guiding us towards building a sustainable future.”