As part of its commitment to Do Good for others and the environment, Watsons Philippines has announced partnerships with supplier partners P&G, L’Oreal Philippines, and Unilever for its Sustainable Choices initiative.
Viki Encarnacion, PR & Sustainability Director of Watsons Philippines, believes that these partnerships are in tune with the evolving consumer behavior, “Many customers are now very much aware of the impact their choices have on our planet. We’ve been working closely with our partners to offer a wide range of Sustainable Choices products so it will be easier for customers to DO GOOD for our planet.”
These sustainable partnerships, however, go beyond products.
Watsons and P&G will give customers access to exclusive discounts in exchange for their empty packaging of P&G health and beauty products through SM’s Trash to Cash recycling market. Customers may bring their empty plastic packaging at designated Trash to Cash drop-off areas at participating malls, including SM Aura Premier, SM City Bacolod, SM City Bacoor, SM City Cebu, SM City Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM City Naga, SM City North EDSA, and SM Southmall. Trash to Cash is held every first Friday and Saturday of the month, from 10am to 2pm. Aside from PET Bottles, shampoo and conditioner sachets, plastic cups, and hard plastics such as makeup containers, customers can now bring glass bottles and containers.
P&G states that this partnership with Watsons is aligned with their company’s goals and objectives: “In our P&G Ambition 2030, we aim to make responsible consumption possible through comprehensive interventions across areas we control, such as our brands, supply chain operations, partnerships that impact society and our employees. Our global goal is to achieve 100% of packaging recyclable or reusable by 2030, cut use of virgin plastic in packaging by 50%, and to be carbon neutral for the decade.”
For Christmas, Unilever and Watsons are launching Gift for Good: Share to People, Care for the Planet to leave a positive impact in the season of giving. Anyone can support Gift for Good simply by purchasing Unilever products from Watsons. The products champion a new era of Positive Beauty, a Unilever vision that’s inclusive, equitable and sustainable. In November, Unilever will run a Share 1, Gift 1 offer, wherein shoppers can choose to donate a free product to Plastic Bank collectors and their families. It will also pilot biodegradable eco packaging for all Watsons online purchases of Unilever items from November to December, until supplies last.
Unilever Philippines states, “Together with Watsons, our trusted and valued partner, we continue to reach millions of Filipinos. Our Gift for Good campaign this Christmas season will allow us to team up with Watsons to support their beneficiaries, through our brands such as Dove, St. Ives, and Love Beauty & Planet. Through this campaign, we can celebrate the season with purpose, while making sustainable living commonplace for our shoppers.”
Watsons and L’Oreal Philippines have partnered to include Garnier, a line of clean beauty products, in the health, wellness and beauty retailer’s Sustainable Choices. According to L’Oreal Philippines, “We value a partner such as Watsons Group, as we are both working toward a common goal to drive the change in beauty towards more sustainable and greener alternatives. With Watsons’ Clean Beauty initiative, Garnier can drive larger awareness to reduce its environmental footprint and choose more sustainable options.”
These partnerships are just the beginning as Watsons continues to use its platform to offer customers Sustainable Choices in health, wellness, and beauty. Encarnacion adds, “These partnerships reflect the shared responsibility between our suppliers, our customers, and Watsons in building a more sustainable world.”
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