Used wine crates found a second home when Watson’s Wine Hong Kong donated them to the Social Welfare Department to be upcycled into bookshelves for underprivileged families through the parent-child reading campaign. Participants of the campaign painted and decorated the wooden crates and brought them home as their new bookshelves.
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.
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.
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.
Watson’s Wine lined up with St. James Settlement for their “UPCYCLING” activity in January. Not only creating unique wooden photo frames by using discarded wine wooden boxes, wine corks and cloths with disabled people, but also helping the service target build up self-confidence.
Starting April this year, Watson’s Wine has been participating in the “Green Glass Green” programme organised by Hong Kong Dumper Truck Driver Association. Used wine bottles are collected at the Stanley store where they are then picked up by the Association for recycling.
A.S. Watson Group and its subsidiary Retail Hong Kong business units are awarded both the United Nations Millennium Development Goal's (UNMDG) “Better World Company Label” and the World Green Organisation's (WGO) “Green Office Label” under the “Green Office Awards Labelling Scheme” (GOALS) jointly launched by WGO and Junior Chamber International (JCI) North District; in recognition of the Group’s environmental efforts in promoting sustainable development and green office culture through the successful implementation of Energy Savings, Water Savings, Waste Reduction, Paper & Printing and IT Use & Disposal.
Over 90 volunteers from A.S. Watson Group and its subsidiary Retail Hong Kong business units take part in the "Beach Cleanup Day" held in Clear Water Bay and collect 726 lbs of trash in three hours, making great contribution to Hong Kong environment.