ClimatePartner supports Watsons in taking action to fight climate change

July 27, 2021

Investments in various carbon offsetting schemes, packaging initiatives and consumer awareness campaigns

Watsons, the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group, is strengthening its commitment to tackle climate change with a target to offset 2,250 tonnes of CO2 emissions and to pursue various initiatives for sustainable packaging and consumer awareness campaigns. In this strategy, Watsons is supported by ClimatePartner.

To offset the announced amount of CO2 emissions, Watsons is supporting ClimatePartner’s Forest Protection project in Rimba Raya, Indonesia and Clean Ocean initiatives by Plastic Bank.

Sustainable Packaging for a Greener World
To help reduce the environmental footprint, Watsons offers its customers a range of sustainable choices with better packaging option. In Malaysia, Watsons has just launched the first Naturals by Watsons Refill Station in Sunway Pyramid store which offers 6 eco-refills for best-selling products. These eco-refills use up to 58 % less plastic than a regular bottle. The Refill Station will be further rolled out in Hong Kong in August.

Sustainability Education to Customers
Understanding that this responsibility goes beyond just being a health and beauty retailer, Watsons launched its social purpose L
OOK GOOD, DO GOOD, FEEL GREAT in March and is committed to inspiring customers’ behavioral change through continuous sustainability education.

Aside from offering a range of sustainable products, Watsons is also launching the Good Academy every Monday through its social media channels in an effort to raise customers’ awareness on sustainability and to inspire them to lead a sustainable lifestyle. By delivering the most up-to-date content about climate change and sustainability, Watsons is able to keep customers engaged.

According to Malina Ngai, CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia & Europe), At A.S. Watson Group, we see sustainability as our priority, and we’ve invested HKD 750 million in sustainability-related initiatives since 2018. Our flagship health & beauty brand Watsons is passionate to lead change in sustainability and proactively strives to do good to the planet together with our customers. Sustainable Choices at Watsons now comes with an extra level of meaning – carbon emission offset by supporting products that are good for both your body and the planet.”

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About Watsons:
Watsons is Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, currently operating around 8,000 stores and more than 1,500 pharmacies in 14 Asian and European markets, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia and United Arab Emirates(UAE).

Watsons continually sets the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalised advice and counseling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, DO GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day.  Since 2009, Watsons has been the No. 1 pharmacy/drugstore brand in Asia.  In Europe, Watsons is also the leading health and beauty retailer in the Ukraine.