A.S. Watson Group Pledges to Reduce Its Plastic Waste and Support the Use of Sustainable Palm Oil

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A.S. Watson Group has announced to take on further responsibility for environmental sustainability by being the first health and beauty retailer to sign-up to the New Plastics Economy (NPE) Global Commitment to reduce plastic waste. It also has taken a Group membership with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to help address the environmental impact of palm oil.

Palm Oil Sustainability

Palm Oil Sustainability

As part of our commitments to promote sustainable and responsible Own Brand products, A.S. Watson has taken a group membership to the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (“RSPO”), a leading organisation promoting social and environmental compliance in the palm oil industry.
Sustainable palm oil has been introduced in various Own Brand products such as Kruidvat and Superdrug Brands. As a part of our strategy, we are expanding the selection of Own Brand products to be produced with RSPO-certified palm oil, offering more sustainable choices to our customers.

Commitment to Plastic Waste Reduction

Commitment to Plastic Waste Reduction

A.S. Watson is a signatory of the New Plastic Economy Global Commitment and pledges to reduce the overall impact of its own brand packaging by:
• Eliminating unnecessary packaging by 2030, avoiding over-packaging and phasing out PVC
• Targeting to use a minimum of 20% recycled plastic content in plastic packaging by 2025 , if supply permits it
• Promoting packaging that is more recyclable or reusable

A.S. Watson will Donate 300,000 Kids Masks to Students in Need To Fight Against COVID-19 and Prepare for School Resumption

A.S. Watson will Donate 300,000 Kids Masks to Students in Need
To Fight Against COVID-19 and Prepare for School Resumption

A.S. Watson Group today announced that it will donate 300,000 pieces of kids masks to the primary school students in need to get them prepared for school resumption. In Hong Kong, classes at all schools have been suspended for over 4 months and are now expected to resume in phases. In view of the shortage of kids face masks in Hong Kong, A.S. Watson Group has been working tirelessly to source face masks from all over the world and will donate to the primary school students who are in need.

A.S. Watson Group Launches Hong Kong-made Own Brand Face Masks

Watsons Water Plant is Converted for Mask Production Automated Production in Dust-Free Clean Room


In response to the unstable global supply of hygienic face masks, A.S. Watson Group announced today its experienced distilled water and beverage manufacturing business, A.S. Watson Industries, has transformed part of its factory into dust-free clean room for producing own brand face masks in Hong Kong. The first batch of masks will be available at Watsons Hong Kong online and physical stores from mid-May.

450,000 Masks for Elderly and School Students in Need

A.S. Watson Group and Watsons Hong Kong donates a total of 450,000 pieces of surgical mask to elders and school students in need.

We distribute 150,000 pieces of surgical mask to vulnerable elders in 10 districts through our social networks with Hong Kong YWCA, YMMSS, St. James’ Settlement and Hong Kong Christian Service to save them queuing for hours for the masks amid the pandemic.

The Group also extends the masks donation to more beneficiaries by donating 300,000 pieces of kids masks to the primary school students in need to get them prepared for school resumption after suspension over 4 months. In view of the shortage of kids face masks in Hong Kong, we has been working tirelessly to source face masks from all over the world in order to help the underprivileged students and their families with the face masks they need most now. Volunteer team also help repack the masks in small bags for easier distribution.

A.S. Watson-Owned Superdrug, Savers and The Perfume Shop Announce £40m Support Package For Employees To Battle Through Covid-19

logo TPS SD SV A.S. Watson Owned Superdrug, Savers and The Perfume Shop Announce £40m Support Package For Employees To Battle Through Covid 19

A.S. Watson Group has today announced an employee support package of £40M to help staff battle through COVID-19, covering its UK retail businesses Superdrug, Savers and The Perfume Shop.