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.
CK Hutchison’s audited results for the year ended 31 December 2015 (in PDF)
(Hong Kong, 11 Mar 2016) As a strategic move to accelerate the enhancement of mobile engagement with customers, A.S. Watson Group (ASW) eLab has announced today the appointment of Mtel as its Asia mobile solution partner for the next three years. In 2016 alone, MTel will deliver 9 mobile apps for ASW eLab in Asia. Operating in 25 markets worldwide, A.S. Watson Group is the largest international health & beauty retailer in Asia & Europe. This appointment would make Mtel, a leading digital solution agency based in Hong Kong, a strategic partner of ASW’s customer-centric retailing approach.
A.S. Watson Group’s (ASW) flagship retail brand Watsons has reached an agreement with Baidu Waimai, one of China’s fastest-growing O2O (online-to-offline) platform to provide high quality and convenient shopping experience, making Watsons products available to over 30 million shoppers in 120 cities in the Mainland.
A.S. Watson was awarded the Top Employers 2016 certification, which is only awarded to the best employers around the world – companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings, with all critical areas of the Human Resources environment assessed.
A.S. Watson Group reports 47% increase in eCommerce sales in Europe
Organised by World Green Organisation, the first “Sustainable Business Award” presentation ceremony was held on 18 December 2015. A.S. Watson Group was one of the ten corporations receiving the “Sustainable Business Award”, in recognition of its outstanding achievements in quality working environment, environmental conservation, business practices and community involvement. A keen supporter on corporate social responsibility, A.S. Watson Group has always strived to actively achieve sustainable development and promote green office culture.
(Hong Kong, December 14, 2015) 175 years ago, a small dispensary opened in Hong Kong as one of the very first pharmacies in the city. Today, this Hong Kong-based dispensary, the forerunner of A.S. Watson Group (the “Group”), has grown into the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, with over 12,000 stores operating in 24 markets in Asia and Europe. Established in 1841, the Group will celebrate its momentous 175th anniversary in 2016. The celebrations kicked off with a cocktail event today officiated by Mrs Carrie Lam, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong SAR Government and Mr Wu Siu-hong, MH, Champion of the 51st QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup.