Making people's lives better

An overview of all the CSR-related things we do. They show how a concerted focus on CSR benefit both the company and the communities in which we operate. We believe deeply in this potential of shared value for all our stakeholders, whether they are employees, suppliers, clients, governments, shareholders, partners, local communities, or society as a whole.

Maggie Program

Sioen supports the non-profit organisation “Maggie Program”, a circular, sustainable and inclusive concept of pop-up schools for children worldwide.

King Baudouin Foundation

We make annual donations to the King Baudouin Foundation, a benefit foundation that is an actor for change and innovation, which perfectly fits Sioen’s ‘Protection through innovation’ point of view. Some key values are integrity and transparency.

PVC/Solvent waste processing

At our Sioen direct coating sites, we recycle our PVC waste and the solvent we use to clean the tubs.

CPA membership

Sioen is a member of the EU's Circular Plastics Alliance. The CPA aims to boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes by 2025.

Loading docks for electric cars

Our Sioen Talents and our neighbours can charge their electric cars at one of our charging stations at our HQ. While electric cars do have a certain impact on the environment, they are still a great option for reducing your carbon footprint.

Mouscron: Generating renewable energy

Sioen generates green energy and several new green energy ideas are currently being studied.

Queen Elisabeth Competition

Sioen has been supporting the Queen Elisabeth Competition for many years. It is an intermediary between young violinists, pianists, singers, and cellist and the world’s greatest musical venues. Giving opportunities to young potentials is essential.

Lunch & Learn

During our Lunch & Learn meetings, colleagues and external speakers can inspire us by exchanging experiences. Previous themes were healthy nutrition, bicycle maintenance and ergonomics. With the workshop comes a lunch and a drink in good company.

Factory of the Future Award

Factory of the Future Awards propels Veranneman forward. Innovation, digitisation, responsible production and care for our people are focal points.

Youth employment

We’re encouraging youth employment. Young people should get equal opportunities. When starting at Sioen, you get an on-the-job practical training that helps you to swiftly start your career at a large international company.

Amfori BSCI audits

SGS, an independent auditor, audits Sioen production sites according to the 13 performance areas of Amfori BSCI.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct describes how all Sioen employees should behave.

Taskforce Circularity

Taskforce circularity propels Sioen sustainable garments.

Sustainable garments: design for

Six “Design For” guidelines as rules of thumb for designing and producing durable Sioen garments. Your guarantee for sustainability all the way.

SteP by Oeko-Tex® certified

Sioen Apparel holds a STeP (Sustainable Textiles Production) certificate by Oeko-Tex®. We achieved the highest score (score 3).

SOS Faim

Together with OVO and SOS Faim, Sioen supports the emancipation of more than 3 000 female entrepreneurs in Senegal.

ISO 14001:2015

Sioen is ISO 14001 certified, which means that we’ve implemented an environmental management system (EMS).

Faja Lobi

Sioen supports the NGO Faja Lobi that aims to improve the ecological and social situation in Congo. Fighting global warming by helping to reforest 50.000 ha.

Rikolto

Sioen, OVO and Rikolto are committed to sustainable coffee cultivation in Sumatra. The big winners: 1 400 local coffee farmers and the rainforest.

Products for agriculture, seagriculture and fishing

Sioen produces fabrics and protective garments for farmers, seagriculture and fishing, thus contributing to the production of food for all.

Paperless Veranneman

Veranneman Technical Textiles now uses tablets instead of paper forms for monitoring data of its looms.