FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix – Hong Kong 2017 presented by A.S. Watson Group is back this year from 21 to 23 July at the Hong Kong Coliseum. The four prominent teams competing in this tournament include Rio 2016 Olympics Gold Medalist Team China and Silver Medalist Team Serbia, the world’s fifth-ranked Team Russia and world’s sixth-ranked Team Japan. This will be the first encounter between China and Serbia since Rio Olympics Finals last year – and will definitely be the highlight of the tournament and an exciting match for volleyball fans to look forward to. The event’s organizer, the Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China (VBAHK) revealed details of the tournament in a press conference at Olympian City today.
A.S. Watson Group Announces First-ever Global Health Index on World Health Day
Microplastics are solid synthetic polymer (plastic) particles, insoluble in water. Due to their small size (<5mm) they often pass through sewage water filtration systems and can pollute waterways; microplastics impact the food chain as they can be ingested by marine organisms. Cosmetics/ personal care products account for 2% of microplastic pollutants in the ocean*.
Ahead of legislations, A.S. Watson has taken the positive step to ban the use of microplastic in rinse-off Own Brand cosmetics/personal care scrub products development since 2014.
To further fulfill our commitment to the environment, A.S. Watson has decided to extend the ban to all rinse-off cosmetics products / personal care products containing microplastics, and targets to end the sales of such products by end 2019. Where A.S. Watson subsidiaries are bound by legal requirements in their markets, they will work towards full compliance with the respective laws accordingly.
*Source: Boucher, J. and Friot D. (2017). Primary Microplasticsin the Oceans: A Global Evaluation of Sources.
A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the largest international health and beauty retailer in Asia and Europe, announces its global eCommerce businesses delivered a 47% increase in health and beauty sales in 2016.
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.
CK Hutchison’s audited results for the year ended 31 December 2016 (in PDF)