PARKnSHOP Hong Kong partnered with the Hong Chi Association, a non-profit organization in Hong Kong serving people with intellectual disabilities, to organize the “Hong Chi Smiling Cookie Day” at PNS Superstore. Under the guidance of pastry chefs, students and PNS volunteers had fun baking delicious cookies.
In June, Watsons Water organized a charitable and record-breaking event in Hong Kong. Eight hundred participants on stationary bicycles generated the highest amount of electricity in 24 hours. Funds raised went to the Redford Charitable Foundation to build cisterns in Gansu Province, Mainland China, to provide residents with clean drinking water.
A.S. Watson Group and its 4 retail brands – PARKnSHOP, Watsons, FORTRESS and Watson’s Wine Hong Kong are acclaimed as “Family-Friendly Employers 2013/14”, recognising their efforts in actively implementing family-friendly employment policies and practices.
To prepare PARKnSHOP Hong Kong volunteers to serve the elderly who has made significant contribution to our society, a training programme themed at “Communication with Elderly” was organized. Through role-playing games and sharing sessions led by social workers, they were able to pick up essential communication skills and enhance their understanding of the elderly’s needs.
The professional pharmacist and dietitian team from Watsons Hong Kong regularly offers free health consultation and check-up services to help local communities in achieving a healthier lifestyle.
A.S. Watson Group launched the Hong Kong Student Sports Awards in 2005, encouraging local students with talent and enthusiasm in sports to pursue their interests. Since its inception, the Awards has seen over 7,400 student athletes being honoured, covering 80% of all primary, secondary and special schools in Hong Kong.
Established in 1989, Watsons Athletic Club has successfully nurtured over 2,000 brilliant athletic stars in the international arena through a series of professional training programmes, amongst which over 100 athletes are record holders.
Smart meters are deployed in stores to track electricity consumption and thereafter readjusting electricity usage pattern to successfully reduce overall energy consumption.