Pest control with a ‘green touch’

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pest-controlFrom right: Exterminators Quality Assurance Executive Arthur Stuwert, Exterminators Customer Relationship Manager Shehani De Waas, Exterminators Director Travis Ferreira, SFG Sustainable Development & Strategy Manager Glenn Sonntag, CCC Senior Consultant Nik Bollons and CCC Marketing Communications Associate Shehan Dias



There’s pest control, then there’s carbon neutral pest control! The Exterminators Ltd. – Sri Lanka’s most decorated and Asia’s only CarbonNeutral certified pest control company – renewed its carbon neutral status for a third consecutive year through recertification from Natural Capital Partners (NCP) in the UK.

Exterminators have been in operation for nearly 20 years, setting benchmarks within their industry and winning many local and international accolades for business, brand, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship. 

As the only Pest Management Company in the world to have received ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications, and Sri Lanka’s first to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification, their staff are trained and affiliated to leading professional industry standards and bodies in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, USA and UK.

The CarbonNeutral certification was awarded by The Sustainable Future Group (SFG), NCP’s regional verification and certification partner, following an extensive analysis of the company’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and subsequent purchase of verified carbon credits through supporting a registered Hydro Power project in Sri Lanka. Exterminators have closely monitored their Carbon Footprint over the past three years, actively working towards reducing it year-on-year with the help of an external sustainability consultancy firm – The Carbon Consulting Company (CCC). Commenting at the certificate handover, Marlon Ferreira, Entrepreneur of Exterminators, remarked “In the past few years alone, we have seen the devastating effects of climate change in our own country. Being environmentally friendly is no longer a ‘nice thing to do’. We are always on the lookout for new developments in practices, systems and technology in our industry in terms of being responsible to our environment and society. All our accreditations and certifications, including CarbonNeutral, are a testament to that and we are grateful to SFG and CCC for guiding us towards becoming more sustainable.” 

Glenn Sonntag, Manager – Sustainable Development and Strategy at SFG, presented the certificate, adding, “We are very excited to recognise Exterminators for standing apart from the competition as a sustainability leader in the pest control sector, by measuring and reducing the carbon footprint of their operations. They have adopted a proactive approach in communicating their CarbonNeutral Certification to their customers and the public, which demonstrates their sincere commitment to lead by example in CSR and environmental sustainability, as a truly responsible corporate citizen in their community and Sri Lanka as a whole.”