Home / Business/ Suren Cooke Agencies opens state-of-the-art carbon neutral facility

Suren Cooke Agencies opens state-of-the-art carbon neutral facility

Comments / {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}} Views / Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:02


Suren Cooke Agencies Director Rajitha Cooke (left) and Sri Lanka Climate Fund CEO Chamara Ariyathilaka 



Suren Cooke Agencies recently unveiled their universally recognised, state-of-the-art, carbon neutral facility, aimed at neutralising the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. With this, they were awarded the Carbon Neutral Certification by the Sri Lanka Climate Fund. 

Suren Cooke Agencies takes pride in neutralising most of their organisations’ carbon emission by their recycling initiative as opposed to solely buying Carbon Credits.

Besides its benefits to our environment, manufacturing these ‘Tamper Resistant Rodent Stations’ locally saves Foreign Exchange, creates job opportunities and supports SCA’S drive against plastic pollution.

Being South Asia’s first ISO 14064 accredited government organisation, the Sri Lanka Climate Fund, undertook the verification of the GHG inventory of Suren Cooke Agencies for the year 2018 in accordance with ISO14064-1:2006 Part 1, in order to present them with the Carbon Neutral Certification. 

“When operating any business, it leaves behind a Carbon emission or footprint, which harms and damages the environment,” states Suren Cooke. “It is our duty to neutralise the impact caused. Our brand new facility has now achieved this, in being environmentally friendly, first and foremost.” 

Presently, Suren Cooke Agencies is focusing on plastic pollution, and using a non-chemical alternative for Termites Control called Xterm, which is amongst one of their many projects undertaken to strengthen and maintain their carbon neutrality.“We hope to send a strong message to the public on the importance of protecting our environment. We manufacture our rodent bait stations using recycled plastic, obtained from our surroundings and our oceans. In closing Cooke stated, “This planet is a gift from God. Let’s protect it and leave it behind for our future generations.”


Share This Article

Facebook Twitter


1. All comments will be moderated by the Daily FT Web Editor.

2. Comments that are abusive, obscene, incendiary, defamatory or irrelevant will not be published.

3. We may remove hyperlinks within comments.

4. Kindly use a genuine email ID and provide your name.

5. Spamming the comments section under different user names may result in being blacklisted.


Today's Columnists

State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been interested in the economic progress of Sri Lanka.

Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is an obligation to history. Although J.R. Jayewardene introduced ‘Executive Presidentialism’, coer

Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be

Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm

Columnists More