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A.S. Watson Group Announces Global Health Research Results

A.S. Watson Group Announces First-ever Global Health Index on World Health Day



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Our Position on Microplastic

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 positive step to ban the use of microplastic in rinse-off Own Brand cosmetics/personal care scrub products 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.

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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.

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A.S. Watson Group Partners With Rubikloud to Build Big Data Capabilities

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.

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A Social Capital Builder

The biennial Social Capital Builder Awards promotes the accumulation of social capital, and recognises companies that serve their communities. Recently, at the 2016 Social Capital Builder Awards presentation ceremony, A.S. Watson Group was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Social Capital Partnership Award (Corporate), and the Social Capital Builder Logo Award. The Group is also delighted to have supported the Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association’s “Carer’s Community Building Project” in the North District, which won the Outstanding Social Capital Project Award. Congratulations to everyone in the Group who continue to support and contribute to meaningful projects in the communities.