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.
 

Amfori BSCI audits

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

Mouth mask filters COVID-19

In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Sioen has developed reusable filters that can be added to mouth masks.

COVID-19 products

Sioen products save lives during COVID-19 pandemic.

Producing garments for firefighters

We're producing technical garments for firefighters. Each day, over 200 000 firefighters are protected by Sioen Firefighter suits.

Donating mouth masks to all Valstagna citizens

We've donated filters to all citizens of Valstagna (home town of our production plant Manifattura Fontana) during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020 when the mortality rate in Italy peaked and availability of protection was scant.

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.

Medics without vacations

Sioen supports Medics without Vacation and donates medical textiles to the NGO to help them in their daily missions. Medics without vacation is a recognised NGO with a team of more than 600 doctors and nurses.

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.

Art in the office

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

Increase safety: Detector

Detector, a collaboration between Sioen and ZF Friedrichshaven AG, protects cargo, such as the COVID-19 vaccine and prevents people trafficking.

OSHAS 18001

Occupational Health and Safety Management System OSHAS 180001 at Myanmar and Romanian Apparel plants.

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.

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.

REACH compliant

We're REACH compliant. REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.

FSSC 22000

The Food Safety Certification requirements provide a system to manage food safety risks and provide safe products for use by companies in the food industry.