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.

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.

SteP by Oeko-Tex® certified

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

Circle A, a new business model

The collaboration between customer, garment manufacturer, distributor and cleaning firm leads to a new business model of professional Protective Clothing.

UN Global Compact

Sioen formalises its commitment to sustainability through memberships of the United Nations Global Compact and the subscription of the 10 Principles.

Global Sourcing Strategy

Cost, supplier reliability, production capability, engagements towards society, corporate values and the willingness to subscribe to similar ethical, social and environmental codes as us are just some of the conditions we require from our suppliers.

All our suppliers

Sioen asks for similar efforts in the field of CSR from its suppliers. Standards, certificates and memberships act as guarantees for sustainable business. We’re putting lots of effort into obtaining them and ask the same from our suppliers.

Amfori BSCI membership

Our membership of Amfori BSCI, helps us realise our goals in the field of sustainability throughout our entire supply chain.

Close contact NGOs

Sioen collaborates with NGOs, mostly as part of EU-level projects.

Blue Cluster

Sioen contributes to blue growth. Sioen is part of the Blue Cluster and works towards sustainable seas and marine and towards coastal biodiversity.

The Shift membership

Sioen Apparel is a member of The Shift. Together we want to realise the transition towards a more sustainable society and economy.

Ecovadis

Our different Sioen activities have received an Ecovadis Business Sustainability Rating.

Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certified

Sioen Apparel holds The Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®, meaning that our garments have been tested for harmful substances.

Stakeholder communication

Thanks to transparent communications and certificates, we build a relationship of trust with our stakeholders.

Colouring solutions for paint for the local arts school

After updating the Sioen Chemicals booth in the showroom, Sioen donated about 300 bottles of dye to the art academy in Tielt. The dye will be used in various art projects.

GRI reporting

Sioen abandoned GRI reporting and replaced it with contextual reporting about CSR actions in detail.

Ursuit garments at Vendée Globe

Vendée Globe, the toughest sporting race on the planet. 33 skippers will be attending the race this year. Over half of these competitors will be wearing Ursuit drysuits and thermal clothing during the race. Original pic by Isabelle Joschke

NRP 9026+C1:2012 on ISO 26000:2010

NRP 9026+C1:2012, official declaration that we apply the principles and guidelines of the ISO 26000:2010 standard.

VBO membership

Thanks to being an FEB member, we get new insights and it helps create and maintain an optimal business environment.

Award: Telematik

Sioen and ZF Friedrichshafen AG have won the Telematik Award in the category Trailer Telematics with the innovative product Detector.

IVK membership

We are an active member of IVK, pursuing the interests in the raw material PVC and its substitutes.

Essenscia membership

We're a member of Essenscia, the Federation of Belgian Chemical and Life science industries