A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, announced today a partnership with Toronto-based Rubikloud as part of its investment in big data capabilities. The Group will invest USD70 million (approximately HKD540 million) in the coming three years on big data, to further enhance customer experience and operational efficiencies using machine learning and data visualisation applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Watsons Hong Kong is greatly honored to have won the HKMA Quality Award 2016 – Certificate of Excellence. This was truly a team effort and it brought together people from across our business to really focus on our common goal and allowed us to reflect on the challenges we face. We have been able to crystalize those aspects of A.S. Watson Group’s DNA that make the sustainable growth of Watsons.
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A.S. Watson Group Hong Kong Student Sports Awards (HKSSA), one of the most recognised local youth sports awards, held the 11th Award Presentation Ceremony today. With the participation of 85% of all primary, secondary and special schools in Hong Kong, HKSSA presented awards to 943 student sports elites this year. Launched in 2005, HKSSA opens to all local schools to commend one sports talent from each school every year, recognising the effort made by student sports elites behind their achievements and injecting positive energy into the youths.
A.S. Watson Group (ASW) received three silver awards in the website stream category under the Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme 2016 today, including the ASW corporate website, the Group’s flagship local philanthropy programme ‘Hong Kong Students Sports Awards’ website, and the new CSR programme ‘Project LOL’ website, which participated in the scheme for the first time.
(Hong Kong, April 17, 2016) To celebrate the 175th anniversary of A.S. Watson Group (the “Group”) and to support the Government’s “Appreciate Hong Kong” Campaign, the Group launched a philanthropy programme “Project LOL” (the “Project”). “Elderly Day 2016” (the “Visit”) held today is a large-scale volunteer activity under the Project, a volunteer team consists of over 1,300 volunteers from the Group, our 5 business units and 39 business partners visited more than 1,750 singleton elderly in Hong Kong. We were honoured to have Mr Matthew Cheung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Hong Kong SAR Government to kick-off the visit and cheer for the volunteers.