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.

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, ...

Ctif Membership

Sioen is member of CTif, the International association of fire and rescue services. The goal is to have safer citizens through skilled firefighters.

Red Cross Latrines

Sioen and Stichting Waste have developed raised latrines as part of the European ‘Speedkits’ project, which develops emergency response units that provide first aid support to people in risk areas.

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.

Save the Children

Our Siorom plant in Romania supports the local organisation “Save the children” with regular donations. In May we donated T-shirts.

Supporting Yuca

At Sioen, supporting youth is an integral part of the vision and mission of the company. Yuca, Youth for Change and Action encourage our youth to work together towards a sustainable and just society. Every year we employ some student volunteers.

ISO 26000:2010

ISO 26000:2010 serves as one of the guidelines in our social responsibility strategy, as attested in the NPR-9026-c1-2012.

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.

Pralines

The Sioen Pralines we give to our customers as a gift on special occasions, are made by Chocolaterie Deceuninck. The owner works in the weekend shift at the HQ plant. Supporting the local community wholeheartedly.

Winter tents Red Cross Mongolia

Our textiles are used to produce winter tents in Mongolia in collaboration with the IFRC, the British Red Cross, the Mongolian Red Cross and Mongolian Civil services. The tents were thoroughly tested in the extreme weather conditions of Ulaanbaatar.

MOD Mark

MOD Mark and his compatriot succeeded in beating the Guinness World Record for the fastest dinghy sailing between Plymouth and Faslane. With our brand Mullion, we provided them with their sailing apparel.

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.

Noordkaap Challenge

Sioen sponsors 2 participants of the “Noordkaap Challenge”, a road trip to the north of Europe where teams execute assignments to raise money for charity. It supports ‘Het Vergeten Kind’, an initiative that helps children in the Netherlands.

Part of Vlerick Board of Directors

Our CEO, Michele Sioen, is part of the Vlerick board of directors. This is a triple-accredited, international business school at the heart of Europe (number 1 in Benelux and 19 in Europe) for executive education.

Orphanage Myanmar

A fundraising at Sioen Myanmar amongst its employees in favour of a local orphanage. The Sioen company also contributed to the fundraising with an additional donation.

Maité Carlier

We're supporting the promising Belgian sailor Maité Carlier. She is active in the Laser Radial class, a singlehanded boat. She combines sailing with Communication Management studies at Arteveldehogeschool.

Iasa school Romania

We believe that all children should have access to school supplies. Our production plant in Romania provides the local children in the village of Iasa with everything they need for the first day of school. This includes pens, paper, books, etc.

Pink Firefighters

We're dressing a pink firefighter engaged against breast cancer and who is supporting all breast cancer awareness associations in Europe.

Ergonomic desks

We are running a pilot project with height-adjustable desks. We are studying to what extent they are used and which effect they have on our people’s well-being. It allows people to decide for themselves when to work standing up or sitting down.

Breast cancer screening

We are screening our Indonesian female staff for breast and cervical cancer. We aim to create awareness by organising seminars in close collaboration with the Thamrin Hospital and with Pan Pacific Life Insurance.

Coveralls for solar team

The Agoria Solar team (a team of students) was looking for garments to build their next generation solar car, Sioen gave them 12 coveralls that allow them to do that safely.