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.
 

Taskforce Circularity

Taskforce circularity propels Sioen sustainable garments.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sustainable bulk packaging

For bulk transport from our production centres, we use reusable packaging. That way, less copies have to be produced, less raw materials are needed and there is less waste. We are optimising bulk packaging in boxes and crates.

Apparel division climate-neutral

The apparel division deploys a CO₂ neutrality plan to sustainably reduce its CO₂ emissions and offset to climate neutrality.

Changing habits of travel

Sioen employees are changing their travelling, working and communications behaviour.

Blue Rhino

The “Blue Rhino concept” of SIP Protection is the first 100% circular safety trousers for chainsaw users on the market.

Mouscron: Insulation

Insulation of cooling water and thermal oil pipes and installation of frequency converters as part of Energy plan Mouscron production site.

Award: Dame Award

Our drysuit model, the Ursuit Gemino Navigator received a special mention in the clothing and crew accessories category in the DAME Design Awards. It's the ultimate two-piece suit for sailing and for other maritime activities.

Ursuit eco bathing suit for training

"Extreme long lasting training suit made of a technologically advanced, sustainable fabric combining the an elastomeric fiber and a 100% recycled polyamide yarn derived from post consumer materials."

Ursuit Warm n' Cool range

Recycled materials are used when available, and we are exploring the possibilities to expand the usage of sustainable materials. For example, the elastic fleece and the carrying bag of the Warm n' Cool are using recycled plastic.

Award: Biodiversity Award

Sioen wins bronze with its revolutionary textiles Algaetex and GreenTecStyles for cultivating plants and seaweed at the Belgian Business Award of the Environment #BBAE at VBO-FEB in Brussels #sustainibility #durability #circulareconomy #future