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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IVK membership

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

European Commission of Standardisation - CEN TC162

We're a member of CEN TC162 acting as Belgian Expert, involved in WG5 for Chainsaw Protective Clothing, elaboration of the new EN ISO 11393 Standard.

European Commission of Standardisation - CEN TC189

We're a member of CEN TC 189 and Francesco Fontana is head of the Italian delegation and Delegate of CEN TC189 within the Circular Economy Target Group of SABE.

European Commission of Standardisation - ISO TC221

We're a member of ISO TC221 and Francesco Fontana is a member of the technical committee.

SA8000 equivalent

Sioen holds several similar/ comparable credentials to the SA 8000 that show our commitment to all our employees. The STeP certificate covers the fields the SA8000 sets out.