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30 November 2021

Sri-Lankan based Exterminators Ltd named 'Great Place to Work'


BPCA Observer member, Exterminators Limited, are delighted to announce that the company is Asia’s first pest control business to be certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’.

The company created history by scoring 100% points in the ‘Trust Index’ in all focus areas during the certification process. 


The ‘Trust Index’ covereed all focus areas such as leadership behavior, innovation, engagement, respect, equity, corporate image, support, caring, community, collaboration, pride, hospitality, communication, competence, camaraderie, fairness, impartiality, credibility and integrity - to get 100% is a tremendous achievement.

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures.

Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. 

Marlon Ferreira, Founder/Managing Director, Exterminators commented:

‘We knew from the inception that our success rested on every action, every person and every voice in our organization.

"We entrusted our employees, no matter their role, to bring innovation from every corner of the organization and to help develop and enhance the quality of our services, while mitigating our environmental impact.

"We are delighted to be certified as a ‘Great place to work’ company scoring 100% results in all focus areas."

He further stated that in honouring the employees contribution the company selected six employees with joint service of over 70 years and offered 2% of the stake of the company in May 2021.

Since June 2020 the salaries of all employees was increased by 10-50% even during the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and four motor-bikes were gifted to four technicians and another bike on the retirement day of an employee. 

The wages at Exterminators are 73% higher than the Sri Lanka average. 

"We believe that ‘Talent is like a little seed; when nurtured, it will flourish’ and produce optimum results," says Marlon.

"The top management represents 50% female and the entire operations division is headed and run by 100% female employees. At present we are adding talent to increase organizational capacity and drive expansion into new markets."

"We applaud Exterminators for seeking employees' feedback and the opportunity to certify itself," said Kshanika Ratnayake, CEO of Great Place to Work® in Sri Lanka.

"These ratings measure its capacity to earn its own employees' trust and create a great workplace - critical metrics that anyone considering working for or doing business with Exterminators should take into account as an indicator of high performance."

Exterminators is Asia’s 1st carbon-neutral pest control and the World’s 1st carbon-neutral disinfection service provider and the winner of 57 National/International awards for business, brand, industrial excellence, entrepreneurship, environmental leadership, corporate social responsibility and certified ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000 & COVID-19 SLS.


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