Three outstanding Hong Kong schools have been recognised for their great work as part of the PARKnSHOP Green School Programme, which since 2013 has provided funding for green school projects promoting sustainable agriculture, energy efficiency and waste reduction.
A.S. Watson Group today announced the appointment of Malina Ngai as Chief Executive Officer, A.S. Watson (Asia & Europe) Ltd., the major holding company of A.S. Watson Group companies. Meanwhile, she remains as board member and Group Chief Operating Officer of A.S. Watson Group.
A.S. Watson Group organised the Project LOL Elderly Visit, a highlighting activity of Smile for Good 2019, with the support of 1,200 volunteers from the Group’s business units and 45 business partners to visit more than 2,000 singleton elderly in Hong Kong on 13 October 2019.
This year, A.S. Watson Group receives widespread recognition for our commitment and efforts in forging a sustainable business development. We are accredited by World Green Organisation with the Sustainable Business Award and the Sustainable Leadership Award; and Hong Kong Management Association with the Hong Kong Sustainability Award – Certificate of Excellence.
A.S. Watson Group organised the Project LOL Elderly Visit, a highlighting activity of Smile for Good 2019, with the support of 1,200 volunteers from the Group’s business units and 45 business partners to visit more than 2,000 singleton elderly in Hong Kong.
Dominic Lai, Group Managing Director of A.S. Watson Group said, “We are happy to serve 2,000 elderly in the community with our suppliers and colleagues today. This year, the Group is also proud to introduce “Vollar” (Volunteer Dollar). We will turn the volunteer hours into donation to help cleft children and give them new hope. We expect to serve 4,000 volunteer hours for today’s elderly visit, so the Group will donate HKD200,000 to Operation Smile to restore the smiles of cleft children around the world.”
With the goal of promoting a healthy lifestyle as well as encouraging human interaction, FORTRESS organised a photo contest. A total of 28 enthusiastic teams participated in photographing contest with entries showing sports activities on social media.
At the City Food Drive 2019 Volunteer Day, PARKnSHOP Hong Kong volunteer team partnered with Knorr volunteers to visit the Food Angel Shamshuipo Community Centre again. Volunteers prepared hot meals and distributed goodie bags to nearly 180 elderly, as well as participated in the healthy chair dance with them, together enjoying a wonderful morning!
PARKnSHOP and Knorr is also launching the 2nd round of fundraising activity – by donating 1% of sales proceeds to Food Angel for every Knorr product purchased in PARKnSHOP stores during 12 Aug to 8 Sep.
PARKnSHOP Hong Kong held its annual City Food Drive Volunteer Day which has led to over 1,800 tonnes of food being donated to Food Angel over 7 years. This year, in partnership with Knorr, volunteers promoted the importance of food rescue, preparing meal boxes and presenting goodie bags to the elderly.
On 23 August 2019, families of Watsons Hong Kong’s staff were invited to the Family Fun Day held in Watsons office where children enjoyed cotton candy and playing with balloon animals. A surprise gift was prepared for the best dressed-up family! In addition to having fun, the children also had the opportunity to experience their parents’ work environment.
In a wine bottle upcycling workshop held by Watson’s Wine, while participants enjoyed the wine, they also drew on a upcycled wine bottle by using their creativity, turning the wine bottle into an art piece.