Lion of the Export Award confirms Sioen approach

The Lion of the Export Award confirms that Sioen is on the right way and significantly contributes to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals 8, 9 and 12.

Sioen wins Lion of the Export Award of FIT

Flanders Investment and Trade (FIT) awarded Sioen in 2019 with the “export lion” . A recognition for companies that excel in export. Criteria are of course related to the export achievements such as significant growth in exports and share of exports in turnover; Geographical distribution of exports; General orientation of the export policy; Specific elements that have contributed to export success. But also to the innovative approach and efforts to be socially responsible.

A confirmation of our approach

Sioen is delighted with the win in the ‘big companies’ category. After different selection rounds, Sioen was one of the three remaining companies going for the award.

All three of us were really strong candidates and could boast excellent export results during the past years. What really made us different was the wide array of textile solutions, based on a complete vertically integrated strategy, in order to offer the customer exactly what he needs. Protection through innovation is our slogan, a constant aspiration for innovation, looking for new opportunities in all areas.

Family corporate culture

“Entrepreneurship” is as important a keyword at Sioen. We have an inborn West Flemish entrepreneurial drive, no nonsense, as one team, full force ahead. Sioen is a big group, consisting of several smaller companies under one “Sioen roof”.

Winning this award is the fruit of excellent team work. A joint effort made possible by more than 4500 Sioen staff based all over the world.

Our corporate culture is our foundation, based on family values and professionalism. As a family business we are very stable, flexible and have an open and short communication lines, embracing the future. Our history as a stock quoted company requires professionalism, and transparency. A culture that embraces sustainability and citizenship.
The mix of those ingredients was the recipe for winning this award.