From left: Exterminators Quality Assurance Executive Arthur Stuwert, Exterminators Customer Relationship Manager Shehani De Waas, Exterminators Director Travis Ferreira, SFG Sustainable Development and 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 (Private) Limited – Sri Lanka’s most decorated and Asia’s only Carbon Neutral-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 has been in operation for nearly 20 years, setting benchmarks within its 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 & OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications and Sri Lanka’s first to receive ISO 9001:2008 certification, its staff is trained and affiliated to leading professional industry standards and bodies in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Australia, the USA and the 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 green house gas (GHG) emissions and subsequent purchase of verified carbon credits through supporting a registered hydropower project in Sri Lanka. Exterminators has closely monitored its 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, Exterminators Entrepreneur Marlon Ferreira 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 ‘nicething 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 Carbon Neutral, are a testament to that and we are grateful to SFG and CCC for guiding us towards becoming more sustainable.”
SFG Manager Sustainable Development and Strategy Glenn Sonntag 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 its operations. It has adopted a proactive approach in communicating its Carbon Neutral Certification to its customers and the public, which demonstrates its sincere commitment to lead by example in CSR and environmental sustainability, as a truly responsible corporate citizen in its community and Sri Lanka as a whole.”