In 2021, A.S. Watson reiterated its commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its business and announced new targets. Indeed, they target to accelerate its contribution to the fight against climate change.
For its first face-to-face sustainability event dubbed “Do Good for the Planet,” Watsons Philippines invited guests. The luminaries talked about how reducing your carbon footprint is a way of doing good for the planet.
“Watsons recognizes its customers to choose more sustainable products and a greener lifestyle. We are continuing this sustainability journey and we are making it personal by talking about how we can reduce our own individual carbon footprint,” said Watsons Public Relations and Sustainability Director Viki Encarnacion.
Carbon footprint refers to the total amount of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, generated by our actions. It is our total impact on the planet and how it contributes to global warming.
Among the activities that increase our carbon footprint are travel, energy consumption, eating, and shopping habits.
Meanwhile, for “Do Good for the Planet,” Watsons invited Jack Warren of ClimatePartner, social and mindful entrepreneur Rizza Lana Sebastian and Cat Trivino of Communities for Organized Resource Allocation to help media guests understand what carbon footprint is and why we should always be mindful.
ClimatePartner is a global solutions partner that works with corporate and individual customers. They calculate and reduce carbon emissions and offset unabated emissions.
“To address the issue of climate change, we should not emit more carbon dioxide than what we can offset, a state that’s called carbon neutrality. You can reduce your carbon emissions by eating more greens instead of meat, smart use of electricity, walk, bike or carpool and fly economy instead of business or first class,“ said Warren.
Sebastian and Trivino gave media guests tips on how to reduce our impact on the environment. They both talked about the different ways in which we could go green. These include choosing locally produced food and products and bringing your own bag when shopping and buying energy-efficient products. These products are mostly appliances with inverter technology.
During the Watsons event, media guests were encouraged to calculate their carbon footprint by logging on to ClimatePartner’s website, and they were able to see the sources of their carbon dioxide emissions.
“This discussion is a reminder that we can all help to minimize our carbon footprint and contribute to the efforts to make our planet cleaner, healthier and safer,” said Encarnacion.
The Watsons sustainability program encourages customers to do good for the planet by choosing products with better ingredients. Also, going for product refills whenever possible. Lastly, opting for clean beauty products and picking products that come in better packaging so they can be reused.
Watsons has over 1,200 Sustainable Choices products in its 900+ stores nationwide and online channel
Aside from being a businessman, Josh Austria has been working in PR and media industry for more more than a decade. From his years of experience as the Marketing and Advertising Head of Village Pipol Magazine, he has built strong relationships with creative people, brands, and organizations.