Watsons Taiwan staged its Love Your Lungs CSR event with a mission-based game that was highly engaging. Hundreds of people attended the fun and informative event which was held to promote lung cancer prevention. In further support of the cause, Watsons donated TWD1 million to the Formosa Cancer Foundation.
The Taiwanese government co-operated with 39 Watsons stores to make them friendlier venues for customers with Dementia. Store staff underwent training on how to handle the symptoms of Dementia in customers and in-store events were held to raise awareness of the plight. Posters and booklets were also available in the stores, to communicate medical tips on how to care for loved ones with Dementia.
Watsons Win Six “Top 10 Retailer” Titles in Asia Markets
A.S. Watson Group (ASW) has won the “Top Ten Retailer in Hong Kong – Gold Award” in the Retail Asia-Pacific Top 500 Awards 2017 organised by Asia Retail Publishing. The Group’s flagship brand Watsons was ranked high amongst other retail companies in five markets, including Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines, while Watsons China also won the Asia Top Ten retailers in Health & Beauty category.
Watsons Taiwan created a landing page on its eStore called “Charity Zone”, featuring selected items. Customers were able to purchase cartons of four Own Brand products (tissue paper, anti-bacterial cleansing wipes, body wash and shampoo) for the Good Shepherd Social Welfare Foundation, and Watsons helped deliver to the Foundation.
After the festivities and indulgences of the Lunar New Year, Watsons Taiwan invited a coach from World Gym to hold a one-hour fitness course aimed at teaching employees the ways to strengthen the core muscles. Participants found the course highly effective, with satisfaction rates during feedback scoring a 100%.
Watsons Taiwan held an internal flea market where colleagues could donate and put pre-loved items in excellent condition up for sale. The flea market generated funds for various charities, not only benefitting the less privileged but helping the environment as well.
Watsons Taiwan invited Mark, a famous local illustrator and blogger, to share with staff his “happy working philosophy”. The aim of the talk was to inspire employees to strike a good balance between work and life.
In November 2016, for the third year in a row, Watsons Taiwan partnered with the Formosa Cancer Foundation on the “Love Her, Love Your Lungs” CSR program, designed to raise awareness about the prevention of lung cancer in women. During the campaign, a total of NT$1 million was raised for the foundation, of which NT$600,000 was set aside to launch the “Screening Support Plan for Vulnerable Households”. Free brochures were distributed in stores to educate customers about the prevention of lung cancer, and a consultation service was also provided by in-store pharmacists.