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


banner 1200x396 A.S. Watson Group Pledges to Reduce Its Plastic Waste and Support the Use of Sustainable Palm Oil

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.

Care For Safety and Health


WE CARE

Watsons Water recently launches its brand new “We Care” campaign, focusing on three pillars: Quality, Safety and Sustainability. The strategy not only aims to build a sustainable brand, leveraged on past years’ efforts in rPET packaging development and smart bottle recycling initiatives, but also to connect with consumers who seek sense of security and quality guarantee during the coronavirus outbreak, by providing water product with 105℃ distilled quality and stringent quality assurance.

Watsons Water also rolls out the newly innovated “Watsons Fill and Go Smart Water Dispensing Station” this year, to bring a more eco-friendly choice for the businesses and organizations who want to show care to their employees by embracing their health concern and safety needs. We will also extend the scheme to introduce safe and quality distilled water into public organizations and schools to promote waste reduction and sustainability development.

Surgical Mask Reservation Goes Online


Surgical Mask Reservation Goes Online

Surgical mask is a necessity for citizens in Hong Kong, which is under extremely limited supply. Watsons Hong Kong therefore builds and rolls out a new online registration system for surgical mask reservation in a week, attracted 1.5 million people to reserve, while customers can pick-up the masks later to avoid queuing overnight which may increase health risk.

The efficient arrangement has earned trust and positive response from customers.