COVID-19 is creating a widespread impact around the world in an unprecedented manner. A.S. Watson Group and our business operations are closely responding to the development in each of the communities where we serve.
Global and local responses with timely actions are important to ensure the safety and well-being of our people, provide our customers with the much-needed health and personal hygiene supplies, as well as care for the needy in our community.
ASW proudly serves all walks of lives for over 180 years, and we will always be here for our people and customers. Together, we will get through this challenging time in history.
We distribute 150,000 pieces of surgical mask to vulnerable elders in 10 districts through our social networks with Hong Kong YWCA, YMMSS, St. James’ Settlement and Hong Kong Christian Service to save them queuing for hours for the masks amid the pandemic.
The Group also extends the masks donation to more beneficiaries by donating 300,000 pieces of kids masks to the primary school students in need to get them prepared for school resumption after suspension over 4 months. In view of the shortage of kids face masks in Hong Kong, we has been working tirelessly to source face masks from all over the world in order to help the underprivileged students and their families with the face masks they need most now. Volunteer team also help repack the masks in small bags for easier distribution.
Watsons Hong Kong takes timely actions to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, from providing protective gears, installing ventilation fan in warehouse to thorough cleaning in back office.
All work surfaces of the office have been applied with latest sanitising technology of HGT nano silver photocatalyst antibacterial coating.