To reduce its environmental footprint and help make the world a better place to live, Watsons puts sustainability at the core of brands development and sourcing, from packaging to ingredient choices, offering more sustainable choices to customers and helping them “Look Good. Do Good. Feel Great” together.
For 180 Years, A.S. Watson upholds a clear purpose – To put a smile on our customers’ faces.
Whether it was giving free medicines to the underprivileged in the past, or protecting people’s health during COVID today, it is our proud heritage and continuous commitment to bring a smile to everyone. Together, we shape a better planet and a better tomorrow with smile.
Learn more about the Social Purpose of Our Brands
– Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% and electricity intensity by 30% before 2030
– Restore 10,000 perfect smiles by providing free surgeries to kids with cleft lips and palates by 2030
A.S. Watson Group and its 13 global retail and manufacturing brands today announce the launch of their refreshed Social Purpose along with 2030 Sustainability Vision.
Watsons Thailand launched “Watsons Green Ribbon” campaign to raise money every year during the International Women’s Day. Through Green Ribbons selling, Watsons aims to encourage and support all women to love and respect themselves, value gender equality in society and empower women with positivity. All proceeds from the ribbon sales will be donated to the Association for the Promotion of the Status of Woman(Emergency Homes), helping children and women with mental and physical issues in Thailand.
A simple small step makes a great impact to our planet. Watsons Malaysia has launched the first Naturals by Watsons Refill Station in Sunway Pyramid, encouraging customers to reuse and reduce use of plastic. The packaging bottles are also made of 100% post-consumer recycled materials, while the products are not tested on animals, making it 100% vegan-friendly.
Watsons Hong Kong has partnered with P&G to launch Plastic Reborn, a territory-wide plastic container recycling campaign. By collaborating with local recycling firm The Loops Hong Kong, Watsons supports local plastic waste reclamation and recycling, and takes the lead in driving circular economy from retail market. While Watsons Indonesia partnered with brands, issuing vouchers to customers who recycle their plastic packaging.
A.S. Watson Industries welcomed Spring with the annual Chinese New Year blessings ceremony, a long-held tradition and a typical Chinese custom of well-wishing. A time to aspire for a smooth and safe operation for everyone, in the family and businesses, a splash of festive fun was added with a New Year Dressing Competition held alongside. Excitement stirred among colleagues who showed their lively buzz, and some even scooped up awards with outstanding performance!
To celebrate the wonderful milestone of A.S. Watson Group’s 180th Anniversary, the Group has launched a campaign to share love with all our colleagues and acknowledge the heroes who work among us. The Love Hero Campaign invited everyone in the Hong Kong head office to nominate their heroic colleagues on staff social app WatsUp. The response was overwhelming with an amazing 11,000+ nominations were received in just two weeks. From thousands of nominations, 18 Love Heroes were selected. Each Love Hero was rewarded with HK$1,800 in shopping coupons. Let’s pay tribute to our unsung heroes, and continue to bring more smiles and love to ASW together!
Watsons Singapore ushered in the Year of the Ox by organising a day filled with fun, games and performances. The celebratory mood reached a crescendo with a staff lucky draw, coupled with distribution of red packets and golden chocolate coins by the Fortune God Mascot. New Year Bento Lunch was also served to staff on that day.
Watsons Indonesia mobilised customers to join the “Share, Love & Donate” charity programme, wherein for every purchase of cosmetics at Rp 100k or more, the customer can get the Watsons love pouch for only Rp 9.99 as a donation to the Indonesia Childhood Cancer Foundation.