With an aim to raise fund for orphaned children and help protect the environment, Watsons Russia collected plastic bottle caps at the office and collaborated with local eco charity Kidness Cap. The organisation collects and recycles plastic caps from different collection points in Saint Petersburg. The proceeds are donated to an orphanage in the city.
As most of this year’s travel activities are limited or cancelled due to Covid-19, the A.S. Watson Zurich team launched a shared staff platform to gather ideas and inspiration for potential weekend getaways and short holiday trips. Ideas include scenic hiking routes and trails, interesting and stunning places to see and experience around Switzerland. With the travel limitations, we need to make the most out of what we have access to and enjoy ourselves while remaining safe.
After several months of home office and remote work, the Zurich Team of A.S. Watson Group redecorated their lunch room with a new “ZEN” theme to welcome everyone back to the office. The theme helps promote staff wellbeing after periods of isolation and returning to a more crowded and busy environment. It helps them find inner peace and tranquillity and prepares them for the day ahead.
On the International Day of Families, eLab Milan organised a web conference focusing on the concept of families and how COVID-19 impacted family life for many Italian families. Colleagues also donated food and first need products to families in need.
Kruidvat is ranked 12th amongst 176 brands across Netherlands and perceived as one of the most sustainable brand in the region according to the latest Sustainable Brand Index™, the Europe’s largest brand study on sustainability conducted by SB Insight.
Superdrug sends 21 professional nurses to support NHS Blood and Transplant to fight against COVID-19. They will help to deliver a major new programme to help collect convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 to support a national clinical trial.
The Superdrug and Savers teams ran an Easter Art drawing competition for the children of employees working from home during the pandemic. This was to keep them engaged and entertained, with the results shared on the Hub, the internal communications portal, and prizes awarded for best entries in different age groups.
Following the first activity’s success, the teams decided to purchase packs of sunflower seeds to send to colleagues and their families. Many participating staff planted the seeds at home in their gardens or in pots in their windows, hoping to see the sunflowers grow in June and July. A competition for the tallest and biggest plants will be held in July with prizes going to the most talented green thumbs.
A.S. Watson Zurich Office installed a new water column in the pantry, offering still, medium and sparkling water to staff members. The water is drawn directly from water supply line and then filtered and cooled. This reduces the need for staff to purchase bottled water which reduces plastic waste and is much more environmentally friendly and cost effective in the long run. The lower cost also means staff will be more motivated to drink more water and stay hydrated, which is a very important factor to staying healthy and energised.
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.