Watsons Taiwan created a landing page on its eStore called “Charity Zone”, featuring selected items. Customers were able to purchase cartons of four Own Brand products (tissue paper, anti-bacterial cleansing wipes, body wash and shampoo) for the Good Shepherd Social Welfare Foundation, and Watsons helped deliver to the Foundation.
Watsons Taiwan celebrates its 30th anniversary with staff members through a series of fabulous performance in the 2017 spring party, with the theme of “Together Everyone Achieves More! 30 Years of Excellent Achievement”, which has fully demonstrated the energy and teamwork among staff, and showcased the milestones of the brand.
After the festivities and indulgences of the Lunar New Year, Watsons Taiwan invited a coach from World Gym to hold a one-hour fitness course aimed at teaching employees the ways to strengthen the core muscles. Participants found the course highly effective, with satisfaction rates during feedback scoring a 100%.
Watsons Taiwan held an internal flea market where colleagues could donate and put pre-loved items in excellent condition up for sale. The flea market generated funds for various charities, not only benefitting the less privileged but helping the environment as well.
Watsons Taiwan invited Mark, a famous local illustrator and blogger, to share with staff his “happy working philosophy”. The aim of the talk was to inspire employees to strike a good balance between work and life.
In November 2016, for the third year in a row, Watsons Taiwan partnered with the Formosa Cancer Foundation on the “Love Her, Love Your Lungs” CSR program, designed to raise awareness about the prevention of lung cancer in women. During the campaign, a total of NT$1 million was raised for the foundation, of which NT$600,000 was set aside to launch the “Screening Support Plan for Vulnerable Households”. Free brochures were distributed in stores to educate customers about the prevention of lung cancer, and a consultation service was also provided by in-store pharmacists.
In collaboration with The Chinese Association’s promotion of Meridian Massage by the Visually Impaired, Watsons Taiwan arranged weekly massage sessions for employees in the office. The 30-minute sessions were a soothing treat for our colleagues and also provided additional working opportunities for the visually impaired.
Watsons Taiwan invited customers to build a smoke-free community for themselves and their loved ones by offering free quit-smoking consultancy in stores. Customers can consult pharmacists on quitting and smoking related questions, pharmacists would, in turn, offer tips and recommend suitable products.
Watsons China, Malaysia, Taiwan and Turkey organised Zumba activities to engage customers, media, suppliers and the public. In Mainland China, a Zumba carnival promoted health and caring for the community, and Watsons made a RMB1 million joint donation with suppliers to launch an online fundraising campaign in aid of the Children’s Home Project by Sowers Action. In Malaysia, a “glow in the night” Zumba party was a fun-filled, calorie-burning and total-body workout. The jungle-themed Zumba party in Taiwan attracted over 2,000 enthusiastic participants, and in Turkey, Watsons sponsored the “Get Active” lifestyle festival and ran Zumba sessions throughout the festival.
Watsons Taiwan cooperated with the Formosa Cancer Foundation to hold lung cancer prevention forums in June, where they invited doctors to educate the public on the latest statistics and updates on female lung cancer prevention.