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.
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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.

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.

Code of Conduct

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

Lifelong learning

On-the-job learning trajectories and lunch and learn activities empower Sioen employees. These initiatives are part of the lifelong learning vision of Sioen.

Stimulating diversity

We’re stimulating diversity, treating everybody as equal, regardless of their skin colour, religion, their sexe, age, ...

Training on the job

At the beginning or our new Sioen Talents’ careers, we always offer on-the-job training. This practical training helps them to get to know the job with useful tips and tricks. Participation in both internal and external trainings is encouraged.

Coolbox

Veranneman installed the Coolbox, a communications hub that provides a place for meetings and for monitoring the loom data.

Ergonomic tools

Erroneous, prolonged and heavy lifting can lead to back problems. That is why we opted for ergonomic lifting equipment that puts less strain on the user. At Veranneman Technical Textiles, for example, we have added lifting aid to move the bobbins.

AED

Sioen installed AED units (Automated external defibrillators) at places where many people can come together, such as in the showrooms at our Ardooie headquarters. In case of emergency, we want to have the adequate tools to help a person in distress.

Annual Sioen cycling tour

We stimulate our employees to live in a healthy way and we support our Sioen Talents’ initiatives, such as the annual Sioen cycling tour and running for charity. A healthy body and mind is what we strive for.

Fitbees project

With the Fitbees project, we want to stimulate our employees to live healthier in a playful way. In addition, it promotes team spirit. Each participant can choose for himself or herself which goal they want to achieve after 9 weeks of training.

Women @ Sioen

The company Sioen is owned by the family Sioen. The three sisters Michèle, Danielle and Pascale Sioen manage the company with a great vision and strategy. Moreover, over 60% of all employees of Sioen are female.

Workspace transparency is vital

We're sharing information freely. Our workspace transparency creates trust between employer and employees, increases employee engagement and boosts performance.

Quiet zones

We’re installing unique quiet zones in and around our production units. We're convinced that offering our people a quiet place contributes to their wellbeing

B2Bike

Sioen employees can cycle to work with a leased bicycle, thanks to B2Bike.

Sioen Family Day

We're organising the annual Sioen family day on the Sioen HQ premises. Food, drinks and activities for young and old. A day full of pleasure and great informal contacts.

Art in the office

By adding art to our offices and meeting rooms, we aim to improve the working environment.

Improving mobility

We produce technical textiles and professional protective clothing that contribute to improving infrastructure. They are used both in the production and in the products themselves in cars, trailers, roads, bicycles, trains, ...

Enjoyable workplace

At Sioen, we strive for a family atmosphere throughout our departments worldwide. We go for a personal approach, and we try to make sure that every employee can develop himself 100%. With us, the employee comes first.

Superior working conditions

We offer superior working conditions in all our plants. We're proud of our plants and of the people who work here. Together, we lift Sioen higher.

Internships

We currently offer internships in all departments of our company, ranging from textile engineering, logistics, marketing to finance and general business management. We collaborate with local schools and universities to help students grow.