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.

PVC/Solvent waste processing

At our Sioen direct coating sites, we recycle our PVC waste and the solvent we use to clean the tubs.

Loading docks for electric cars

Our Sioen Talents and our neighbours can charge their electric cars at one of our charging stations at our HQ. While electric cars do have a certain impact on the environment, they are still a great option for reducing your carbon footprint.

Mouscron: Generating renewable energy

Sioen generates green energy and several new green energy ideas are currently being studied.

Factory of the Future Award

Factory of the Future Awards propels Veranneman forward. Innovation, digitisation, responsible production and care for our people are focal points.

Taskforce Circularity

Taskforce circularity propels Sioen sustainable garments.

Sustainable garments: design for

Six “Design For” guidelines as rules of thumb for designing and producing durable Sioen garments. Your guarantee for sustainability all the way.

ISO 14001:2015

Sioen is ISO 14001 certified, which means that we’ve implemented an environmental management system (EMS).

Faja Lobi

Sioen supports the NGO Faja Lobi that aims to improve the ecological and social situation in Congo. Fighting global warming by helping to reforest 50.000 ha.

Rikolto

Sioen, OVO and Rikolto are committed to sustainable coffee cultivation in Sumatra. The big winners: 1 400 local coffee farmers and the rainforest.

Products for agriculture, seagriculture and fishing

Sioen produces fabrics and protective garments for farmers, seagriculture and fishing, thus contributing to the production of food for all.

Paperless Veranneman

Veranneman Technical Textiles now uses tablets instead of paper forms for monitoring data of its looms.

Moving trees

Growth company Sioen transplants trees instead of felling them and helps to halt biodiversity loss.

Mouscron: general overview

This article provides an overview of all energy improvements made at our Mouscron site.

No more hangtags for SIP Protection

SIP Protection as pilot for the Sioen group sustainability project: no more hangtags.

CO₂-Neutral

Since 2021, the leading sailcloth manufacturer Dimension Polyant sustainably reduces its CO₂ emissions and offsets to climate neutrality.

Award: Blue Biodiversity

Blue innovation award shows Sioen contribution to coastal protection measures to offset to the influences of climate change, such as rising sea levels.

Flexible eco systems: Green textile

Greentecstyle® is an innovative textile solution for vertical ecosystems that reduce heat stress in cities.

Award: wave breaker

Our client, Jel-Tom in Croatia used our technical textiles to produce an award-winning wave breaker. It not only protects the coastline, but also generates electricity from the sun and the force of the sea.

Sun protection products

Sioen is producing technical textiles that are used as sun protection in verandas, gazebos, pergolas, car park shadings and in vertical sunscreens, on windows and even facade scrims on whole buildings.

Energy recuperation

In all of our coating plants, the air above the machines is extracted and purified. The energy that is released is used to preheat the furnaces. The optimisation of this process is one of the reasons why our gas consumption has decreased so much.

Waste water

We're tightly managing our waste water. With the exception of sanitary water, we aim for a zero discharge status. Our online coating plant in Ardooie and our chemicals production plant in Bornem have already achieved this goal.