According to the Waste Statistics for 2017 in “Monitoring of Solid Waste in Hong Kong” published by the Environmental Protection Department*, the average daily quantity of municipal solid waste disposed by Hong Kong people was 10,733 tpd, in which 20% of them (nearly 2,124 tpd) were plastics. A.S. Watson Group (ASW) puts environmental protection in high priority on its social responsibility agenda. It has been driving energy-efficiency, reduction of waste and greenhouse gas emissions to minimise negative impacts on the environment. Since 2014, ASW has taken the proactive step to ban the use of microplastic in its rinse-off own brand cosmetics/personal care scrub products development. The company is also committed to further extend the ban and targets to end the sales of all rinse-off cosmetics products / personal care products containing microplastics by the end of 2019. Its retail brands also proactively implement plastic-reduction measures, striving to strike a balance between product excellence and environmental protection, creating a greener environment.
According to a large-scale consumer survey* conducted with 14,000 consumers in 7 Asian regions, the frequency of Asian traveling to other Asian countries every year is 1.7 times on average. Among all, Hong Kong people travel 2.2 times yearly, ranking second across Asia and are preceded only by Singaporean, who travel 2.7 times per year. Hong Kong is not only one of the hottest traveling destinations in Asia but also the most popular tourist hotspot among thousands of customers in the Greater Bay Area, 70% of which choose Hong Kong as their favourite traveling hotspot.
Global cosmetics company Shiseido Group and A.S. Watson Group (ASW), the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, jointly announce the co-creation of the exclusive range, Urban Damage Care, under derma skincare brand d program (d プログラム). The range has been successfully launched in Thailand and Taiwan and is planning to expand to other Watsons Asian markets in the near future.
The world’s largest and fastest growing international health & beauty retailer A.S. Watson Group celebrates an important milestone today as it opens its 15,000th store.
Press Release and Appendix: A.S. Watson 10 Years Challenge (in pdf)
CK Hutchison’s Audited Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2018(in PDF)
L’Oréal’s AI and AR company ModiFace and A.S. Watson Group (“ASW”) announce the launch of the virtual makeup try-on #ColourMe, making ModiFace’s industry-leading AR technology available to consumers across Asia on mobile.
A.S. Watson Group (ASW) and HKRMA co-organised the first Green Hackathon in Hong Kong, aiming to encourage young people to develop innovative ideas to promote green awareness and practice amongst customers and retail industry.
Global beauty company Amorepacific Group is pleased to announce that it has entered into global strategic partnership with leading global health & beauty giant A.S. Watson Group, a strategic retail partner with wide and scalable distribution platforms in Asia and Europe both offline and online.
Watsons, the leading health and beauty brand in Asia and Eastern Europe, opens its first flagship store in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
A.S. Watson Group has worked closely in partnership with brands to help them penetrate specific demographics or enter new markets. Recently this has included Jeffree Star Cosmetics launching exclusively at ICI PARIS XL in Europe, while in Asia we saw a continuing long-term partnership with Maybelline at Watsons Thailand. Both of which, led to a successful and targeted result.