Exterminators Limited announced that the company is Asia’s 1st and one of the few pest control companies in the world 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.
Marlon Ferreira Founder/Managing Director, Exterminators said,” At Exterminators our people define who we are. It is through the contributions of our employees and their efforts, day in and day out, that we are able to serve our communities. we remain committed to an inclusive workplace that focuses on employee wellbeing, safety to cultivate an employee and a customer centric culture.
Exterminators gained 100% results in the ‘Trust Index’ covering 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 which is a tremendous achievement.
Ferreira further said: “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.”
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.
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.
“We are also proud to announce that the wages at Exterminators is 73% higher than the Sri Lanka per capita. According to the World Bank, Sri Lanka’s per capita is USD 3,682 in 2020, at Exterminators its USD 6,380 (source Oct 2021 payroll),: he said.
“We believe that ‘Talent is like a little seed; when nurtured, it will flourish’ and produce optimum results. 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.” he said.
Kshanika Ratnayake, CEO of Great Place to Work in Sri Lanka said, “We applaud Exterminators for seeking employees’ feedback and the opportunity to certify itself. 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.”
Wing Commander (Retd.) D. Pradeep S. Kannangara elected president, Industrial Security Foundation
The Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) which acts as the sole organization in Sri Lanka to represent the Private Security industry having incorporated by an Act passed in the Parliament, Act No. 51 of 1999, elected Wing Commander (Retd.) Pradeep Kannangara as its President for the years 2022/2023 at its 30th annual General Meeting which was held at the PIM Auditorium in Borella. Wing Commander Pradeep Kannangara was appointed President while 14 other members were appointed to the Executive Committee, strengthening the ISF in order to drive and uplift the standards of the private security industry in Sri Lanka.
He has served on the ExCo consecutively since 2012 under four different presidents where he held the positions of Senior Vice President during the last three consecutive years. He has also been a committed member of the ISF and was awarded prestigious coveted FISF title due to his many valuable contributions to the organization and the Private Security Industry in Sri Lanka in 2012.
Wing Commander Kannangara’s journey into private security began after a successful career in the Sri Lanka Air Force for over 24 years where he served in many capacities finally being the Officer Commanding of the Special Air Borne Force. A recipient of the Ranasura Padakkama (RSP) Gallantry award for his bravery, sacrifices and service to the nation by the President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in 1990. He holds a Master’s in business management from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia too and serves as a Board Director in AB Securitas (Private) Limited in Sri Lanka and AB Securitas Bangladesh Limited.
Kitchen & Bedroom reaffirms its partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka
Kitchen & Bedroom, a name synonymous in the interior designing and furniture sector in the country recently celebrated its long-standing partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka during the latter’s 12th year anniversary celebratory event, reaffirming its ambitious plans to further strengthen and explore the numerous opportunities available here.
Häfele Sri Lanka, part of Häfele India which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hafele Global network, is a technology partner for various projects and initiatives of Kitchen & Bedroom. Both the companies operate in the interior design space, sharing their cumulative knowledge and expertise to provide extensive and personalized solutions catering to domestic requirements.
‘We take great pride in our association with Häfele Sri Lanka having exchanged and collaborated on many projects both commercial and household. We share similar values such as providing high quality, sustainable, functional and customized solutions to our customers, and most importantly to guide them through every aspect and step of the project and how best we could bring out their desired design,’ said Dr. Sacquaff, Kitchen & Bedroom Group CEO.
DSI strengthens its islandwide presence with three new showrooms
Amid the prevailing economic hardships faced by Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s premier footwear brand DSI recently expanded its islandwide presence in the country with the opening of three new showrooms in Kahawatta, Akuressa, and Chavakachcheri, with the aim of offering greater access to its diversified product range to a wider customer base.
Gracing the special occasion, the showrooms were declared open by D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. Managing Director Thusitha Rajapaksa, in the presence of Director Asanka Rajapaksa, General Manager Pradeep Samarathunga, National Sales Manager – Retail Sales Naleen Weerawardana, invitees, and well-wishers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Thusitha Rajapaksa stated: “We are excited about expanding DSI wings to three new locations. Despite the ongoing economic conditions of the country, we took a call to take a proactive measure to expand our islandwide presence. While it has been a challenge, the commitment and hard work of our team has made it possible to serve our loyal customers better, and we are confident that we will be able to continue these efforts in the future as well.”
DSI is renowned for its well-trained staff who offer exceptional customer service. The three new DSI showrooms prioritize providing a unique service and customer support to make purchasing further convenient for the customer.
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