Watsons Supports International Volunteers Day Through “DO GOOD” Initiatives
For the month of December, Watsons celebrates International Volunteer Day by supporting communities and nongovernment organizations. International Volunteer Day was initiated by the United Nations to recognize and promote the tireless work, not just of UN volunteers, but of volunteers across the globe.
The A.S. Watson Group is a purpose-driven company dedicated to social purpose over the past 180 years. The spirit of giving goes back to A.S. Watson’s first dispensary which provided free medicine to the needy and this is a spirit that lives on to this day.
With the social purpose tagline “Look Good Do Good Feel Great” launched in March 2021, Watsons has spread the word about sustainability to its employees and customers and forged partnerships with suppliers and nongovernment institutions to do its part in making the world a better place for everyone.
In the past months, Watsons Philippines has partnered with different organizations and suppliers for programs such as Trash to Cash in partnership with SM Cares, Unilever, and P&G for the collection of 3000 kg of trash in 1 year.
For Give A Smile, Watsons teamed up with Operation Smile Philippines and Johnson & Johnson for 50 surgeries for children with cleft and lip palate.
Thousands of plastic bottles were recycled in the Plastic Bottle Recycling project in partnership with Plastic Bank Philippines, Procter & Gamble and Unilever Philippines. In the first 12 months, Watson’s commitment is 2.5M plastic bottles recycled. For Gift for Good, Watsons also collaborated with Unilever Philippines to raise funds for Plastic Bottle Recycling.
“At Watsons, we’re committed to sustainable growth. This is why we encourage all our employees, partners and customers to do good to help save the environment and support the community. Do Good acts include choosing Watsons Sustainable Choices products that are kinder to the environment and/or donating resources to charities such as Operation Smile Philippines,” said Viki Encarnacion, PR and Sustainability Director at Watsons Philippines.
Read more about how Watsons helps communities as part of its social and environmental impact initiatives at https://interactive.watsons.com.ph/sustainablechoices.