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.
Installed with 1,600 solar panels on the roof, the new A.S. Watson logistic centre in Heteren, Netherlands was expected to generate 420,000 kwh of power every year. This centre had been proudly certified as “excellent” according to BREEAM, a sustainability assessment methodology for buildings, which marked the Group’s sustained commitment to the environment.
As part of its CSR strategy, Kruidvat opened a Green Store with a low environmental footprint. The store has received an A++++ energy label, the highest rating achievable. Its features include an insulation maximising sliding door, 100% LED lighting, energy efficient beverage coolers, 28 solar panels that generate approximately 4,000 kWh per year, the elimination of natural gas for heating and the use of more environmentally friendly delivery trucks. The progressive store also serves as a testing ground for many new environmental initiatives.
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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Volunteers from Kruidvat the Netherlands visit children and adults with mental or physical disabilities, helping them to tidy up the kitchen garden and petting zoo at the back yard.
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.