Retail

As a global retailer established nearly 180 years ago, the Retail division, A.S. Watson Group (“ASW”), has been an integral part of customers’  everyday lives, providing daily necessities from food to health and  beauty products.
With strong workplace standards, environmental programmes,

customer services and community outreach activities, ASW has implemented many initiatives that enhance staff and customer

loyalty, create social goodwill and contribute to sustainable

financial success.

Key Sustainability Achievements in 2019
 

  • CSR team of 300+ members for global & local CSR committees.
  • 8% reduction in electricity consumption.
  • Completed sales ban of rinse-off personal care/cosmetic products containing microplastics across international stores, which was first initiated as pioneer in 2014.
  • First beverage company in Hong Kong to introduce reverse vending for collection of empty plastic bottles.
  • In-store collection of empty containers of personal care/cosmetics products in four markets.
 

Key Sustainability Initiatives in 2020
 

  • 100% of H&B Benelux and H&B UK using 100% renewable energy.
  • 100% of all dry paper Own-Brand (“OB”) products sourced exclusively from traceable sustainable sources.
  •  By 2030, achieve a 30% reduction in electricity intensity kWh/m2 against 2015 baseline.
  • By 2030, reduce GHG emissions (scopes 1 and 2) by 40% from 2015 baselines.
  • Assess 50% of purchases from OB suppliers located in high-risk countries with respect to the environmental sustainability risks under the Business Environmental Protection Initiative ("BEPI") of amfori.