In partnership with the Look Good Feel Better foundation, ICI PARIS XL sold special Good Vibes bracelets in stores. For every sale made, €5 was donated to the foundation, which organises grooming workshops for women with cancer. This is on top of the make-up ICI PARIS XL donates twice yearly, to facilitate the workshops that aim at boosting the confidence and physical appearance of women who undergo chemotherapy.
In the lead up to winter, volunteers of Health and Beauty Benelux came together to clean and spruce up the Kinderhospice Binnenveld. The hospice has long been a refuge and home-away-from-home for many children suffering from life-threatening illnesses, and thanks to the team of volunteers, it was made cosy and comfortable for its patients.
Volunteers from A.S. Watson’s Health & Beauty Benelux Office reached out to refugees at an asylum centre and helped enhance their kitchen-garden facilities. We hope that the refugees can start growing their own vegetables and meet their own needs more sustainably.
This year, ICI Paris XL celebrates the fifth year of the SOS Children’s Village in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. In honour of this, an informational video was presented to the Belgian press in June. ICI Paris XL also launched an official mascot which will be sold in shops from October to December to raise money for the village. In addition, every ICI Paris XL district in the Netherlands adopts an SOS child, with letters and small gifts being sent to the supported children regularly.
As part of a regional recycling initiative, ICI Paris XL customers in Belgium who returned an empty bottle to stores would receive a 15% discount on perfume and skin care products. In the Netherlands, the Bring Your Bottle Back drive earned every customer a 20% discount on a new bottle of perfume. To further amplify the campaign, an online quiz encouraged consumers to answer 4 questions to find out their recycling knowledge.
A.S. Watson was awarded the Top Employers 2016 certification in Belgium and the Netherlands respectively, which is only awarded to the best employers around the world – companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings, with all critical areas of the Human Resources environment assessed.
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ICI PARIS XL supports the SOS Children's Village by sending volunteers to help painting the village. Volunteer is doing the finishing touches, drawing a wonderful full stop to the happy and meaningful activity.
ICI PARIS XL is now the best online and offline perfumery in both Belgium and Netherlands. Besides being awarded as the Best Perfumery Chain in Netherlands for the 11th consecutive time, it also won accreditation of Best Perfumery Webshop with more than 275,000 Dutch consumers visiting its eStore during last couple of months. Its eStore was highly commended for its price level, product quality and wide product assortment.
ICI PARIS XL is recognised for its excellent employee engagement practices, attaining the global winner title of ORC International’s Employee Engagement Award for the second year to demonstrate its determination in caring its employees – the most important asset of the company.