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ASW Becomes the “No. 1 Retailer” in Hong Kong

Watsons Win Six “Top 10 Retailer” Titles in Asia Markets

A.S. Watson Group (ASW) has won the “Top Ten Retailer in Hong Kong – Gold Award” in the Retail Asia-Pacific Top 500 Awards 2017 organised by Asia Retail Publishing. The Group’s flagship brand Watsons was ranked high amongst other retail companies in five markets, including Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines, while Watsons China also won the Asia Top Ten retailers in Health & Beauty category.

A.S. Watson Group (ASW) and A.S. Watson Industries, Watsons, PARKnSHOP, FORTRESS and Watsons Wine were awarded the Green Office Label and Eco-Healthy Workplace Label

ECO-Healthy Workplace

For three consecutive years, A.S. Watson Group (ASW) and its retail brands in HK were awarded the Green Office Label in the Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme (GOALS) organised by World Green Organisation (WGO), to recognise for our commitment and achievement in implementing green practices within workplace. The group also clinched the Eco-healthy Workplace Label this year by fulfilling the criteria of eco-healthy workplace best practices. Six awards were received this year, for A.S. Watson Group, A.S. Watson Industries, Watsons, PARKnSHOP, FORTRESS and Watsons Wine.

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MoneyBack Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Launches First-ever Point Sharing Mobile App for Customers to Share More, Enjoy More

This year marks the 10th anniversary of MoneyBack, a member reward programme under A.S. Watson Group which was launched in 2007. Entering its 10th anniversary, the Group hosted a celebratory event today and presented to the public the brand new image of MoneyBack. It also announced the launch of the first-ever MoneyBack mobile app which enables members to manage their accounts more conveniently at anytime and anywhere. “Share More, Enjoy More” is the key of the new MoneyBack, members can now share points with family and friends, or let others know about a good deal they found in MoneyBack mobile app with a few clicks. Members can also get more personalised product information and shopping offers which are given out based on their shopping preference.

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Green School Programme

PARKnSHOP Hong Kong’s Green School Programme invites all primary and special schools in the city to apply for funding for green projects such as sustainable farming, energy efficiency, waste reduction and recycling. The programme provides students with wonderful opportunities to learn about environmental protection in practice.

PARKnSHOP's Food Safety Laboratory is granted the Accreditation for Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS)

PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory is Awarded HOKLAS Accreditation for Organochlorine Pesticides

PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory received the Accreditation for Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), granted by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service under the Innovation and Technology Commission, recognising PARKnSHOP’s capabilities to conduct such professional tests. Reports issued by the PARKnSHOP Food Safety Laboratory are now internationally recognised.

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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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City Food Drive 2016

PARKnSHOP joined hands with Food Angel and launched the “City Food Drive” campaign. Six categories of food were donated by the public at 280 retail stores of the Hong Kong supermarket chain. PARKnSHOP collected and delivered the donated items to Food Angel, to be prepared into hot meals for those in need.
To elevate the impact of the charitable efforts, PARKnSHOP matched donations of SELECT brand items by the public.
Over 26,000 items were collected from the public. Together with PARKnSHOP’s matching donation and the funds raised in stores, the campaign collected nearly 40,000 food items and made a contribution of over HK$1 million to Food Angel.

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PARKnSHOP Food Lab Accredited

PARKnSHOP Hong Kong’s Food Safety Laboratory was recently granted the Accreditation for Organochlorine Pesticides Residue Testing under the Hong Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS), recognising PARKnSHOP’s competency in conducting professional tests on food to ensure customers’ health and safety.
Currently, only seven laboratories were accredited by HOKLAS for testing organochlorine pesticides, and PARKnSHOP was the first supermarket chain in Hong Kong to be granted with this accreditation. Back in 2008, PARKnSHOP was also the first retailer in Hong Kong to earn the HOKLAS accreditation for microbiological testing of foods.

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Supporting Future Stars

Following the donation of HK$150,000 to the Future Stars Upward Mobility Scholarship 2016, A.S. Watson Group joined the Commission on Poverty’s “Future Star Programme” and arranged career-focused activities for secondary school students to gain real-life working experience.
Brands of the Group supported the programme by organising visits to PARKnSHOP’s Sheung Shui Fresh Food Distribution Centre and Fortress stores. Watsons Hong Kong and Watsons Athletic Club also supported the “Life Buddy Mentoring Scheme” by providing students with summer placements at Watsons stores, and event management experience in sports events.

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Go Green Office

A.S. Watson Group and its subsidiary Retail Hong Kong business units are awarded both the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal’s “Better World Company Label” and the World Green Organisation’s (WGO) “Green Office Label” under the “Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme” jointly launched by WGO and Junior Chamber International; in recognition of the Group’s achievement and commitment to improve its environmental performance through the successful implementation of energy savings, water savings, waste reduction, paper & printing and IT use & disposal.