A.S. Watson Greener Stores accelerate global movement toward more sustainable future

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By PhilStar

As A.S. Watson (ASW) just celebrated its 180th anniversary, the Group is launching a Greener Stores Global Framework to accelerate the transformation of retail toward stores with lower environmental impact.

The framework aims to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions, water usage and landfill waste as well as leverage its scale for good to speed up the global movement toward a more sustainable future.

The ASW Greener Stores Global Framework aims to forge and inspire its businesses to build a stronger sustainability culture and practice in the way it designs, constructs, operates and maintains its stores.

Introducing Greener Stores
As the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, A.S. Watson operates an extensive network of over 16,400 stores under 12 retail brands in 29 markets. It is one of the fastest-growing retailers opening an average of three new stores every day, 365 days a year.

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic in the last two years, A.S. Watson continued to open over two stores a day. That’s why making its stores greener is pivotal in accelerating its sustainability progress.

“A.S. Watson Greener Stores Global Framework shows our deep commitment to accelerate our sustainability progress and move toward a more sustainable future. It is our vision to make every one of our stores a greener store with lower environmental impact throughout its life cycle,” Malina Ngai, the Group Chief Operating Officer and CEO for Asia and Europe, said.
“Keys to our Greener Stores Global Framework are efforts to inspire a sustainable culture in the everyday operations of retail stores, engaging customers in choosing more sustainable products and lifestyle, accelerating energy efficiency and renewable energy, increasing the use of responsible materials and waste diversion,” she added.

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