Toby Anderson, CEO - Health & Beauty Asia & Eastern Europe of A.S. Watson Group (2nd from left), receives the Award on 1 December 2016

A.S. Watson’s International Success Being Recognised

From a local dispensary to the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, A.S. Watson Group’s 175 years of global accomplishment was recognised by business leaders at the Hong Kong Business Awards 2016, by winning the “International Award”, proclaiming the Group’s achievement in successful international expansion and operations, and enhancing Hong Kong’s international reputation in the process.

Project LOL recently won three major awards: a Gold in Excellence in CSR Strategy from HR Innovation Awards, and two Silvers in “Best PR Campaign – CSR” and “Best Use of Digital” from PR Awards 2016

Project LOL Claims Three Major Awards

A.S. Watson Group’s philanthropy programme Project LOL was recently recognised by leaders of the Public Relations and Human Resources professions, proudly winning three awards for the quality of our community services, innovative usage of digital technology and encouraging employees to be a part of CSR programme.

Officiating guest Christine Loh Kung-wai, OBE, JP, Under Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong SAR Government (6th from left) presents the Award to representative from A.S. Watson Group

A.S. Watson Group Wins Sustainable Business Award

A.S. Watson Group is being recognised once again, for our commitment and concerted efforts in forging a sustainable business development, by winning the “Sustainable Business Award” for the second straight year.

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A.S. Watson Group wins Sustainable Business Award

A.S. Watson Group was recognised once again for our commitment and concerted efforts in forging a sustainable business development, by winning the “Sustainable Business Award” for the second straight year.

The “Sustainable Business Award 2016” was organised by World Green Organisation, which measured Hong Kong corporations’ achievements in building quality working environment, working towards environmental protection, conducting business responsibly and involving the community effectively.

There were eleven winners this year, with A.S. Watson being the only company from the health & beauty retail sector.

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Our Position on Microplastic

Microplastic is a synthetic polymer (plastic) particle in solid form, insoluble in water and commonly used as exfoliants in rinse-off cosmetics/personal care products such as face/body scrubs.

Due to their small size (<5mm) they often pass through sewage water filtration systems and can pollute waterways. There are concerns on their environmental and safety impacts on the food chain as they can be ingested by fishes and marine organisms.

Taking positive steps ahead of legislations in their markets, A.S. Watson subsidiaries which carry Own Brand products have already banned the use of microplastic in rinse-off cosmetics/personal care scrub products since 2014, and they will be removed from shelf by 2017.

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Energy-neutral Warehouse

Installed with 1,600 solar panels on the roof, the new A.S. Watson logistic centre in Heteren, Netherlands was expected to generate 420,000 kwh of power every year. This centre had been proudly certified as “excellent” according to BREEAM, a sustainability assessment methodology for buildings, which marked the Group’s sustained commitment to the environment.

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2016 Sports Exchange Tour

30 awardees from the A.S. Watson Group Hong Kong Student Sports Awards 2015-2016 left Hong Kong for a 5-day sports exchange tour in Tianjin. They visited the city’s top sports facilities, took part in training sessions alongside professional athletes, practiced the famous Huo Style martial arts, and visited the training base of the General Administration of Sport of China in Qinhuangdao. The student athletes also immersed in unique cultural experiences during the exchange tour.

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Children’s Sports Day

A.S. Watson Group in London hosted a sports day in partnership with Katherine Low Settlement. Participants enjoyed a pizza picnic, followed by a series of fun sporting events. We entertained over 45 children from the local community and held a prize giving ceremony for the winning teams and best-behaved children. Everyone had a great time.