Sioen's carbon footprint

Sioen calculates its carbon footprint annually to see where things can be improved and how we can reduce our footprint.

We calculate our carbon footprint annualy

The annual calculation of our carbon footprint makes it possible to closely monitor the evolution of our CO2 emissions and performance. On the base of this analysis, we can pick out the points where improvement is needed to reduce our carbon footprint. We are set on reducing our carbon footprint. TIdentifying inefficiencies in terms of energy and raw material consumption positively affects the bottom line of our business, and of the world.

Overall conclusion for the carbon footprint 2021 of Sioen

Our total carbon footprint in 2021 was 54.585 tCO2e (tonnes of CO2 equivalents) for direct emissions (scope 1 (excluding refrigerant gas emissions) & scope 2) and 10,894 tCO2e for upstream emissions of fossil fuel and electricity losses (scope 3 category 3).

Natural gas is the largest emission source (66%; 35,833 tCO2e) followed by electricity consumption (32%; 17,524 tCO2e). Emissions related to mobility (fuel for commercial vehicles and forklifts) are limited to 2%.

The Coating division, where we produce yarns, fibres and all kinds of textiles, represents the majority of our emissions (92% of direct emissions) and 63.5% of the group’s turnover.

Multi-year comparison for Sioen (2016-2021)

The graph shows the production quantities per division and production unit. This clearly shows that we’re a growth company. We’ve quadrupled our volumes since 2016.
After a dip in the year 2020, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, production recovered in 2021 and increased by approximately 25%.