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.

Robot Camp

Sioen supports ‘Robot camp’, a local project of a school in Poperinge (Belgium). During this summer holiday initiative, students can improve in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) by building a robot.

Amfori BSCI membership

Our membership of amfori BSCI, helps us realise our goals in the field of sustainability throughout our entire supply chain.

Award: Lifetime achievement award

Mrs Sioen won the Lifetime achievement award by Director-E, the leading magazine in the apparel industry. The award was a recognition for 57 years of hard work of Mrs. Sioen since the foundation of the company in 1960. She passed away in 2020.

Anti-graffiti

Sioen's dirt-repellent and anti-graffiti lacquer can be applied on buildings and trailers.

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.

A cent a day

Our employees who work in our Indonesian branches raised money for charity. Thanks to those donations, combined with a company donation, we could buy shoes, uniforms, books, etc. for children in a socio-economically disadvantaged environment.

AQAP 2110 certification

Sioen Ballistics OY holds the AQAP 2110 certificate for MOD and NATO contracts.

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.

BETA Innovation Award

We won the BETA Innovation Award several times. This is not a coincidence. We have a concerted focus on knowledge, innovation and creativity. This strategic vision on R&D and innovation, results in products that find their way in demanding markets.

Assisting students

We’re supporting students the whole year round, offering them help with master theses and projects, and we guide them through internships in one of the many departments of our company.

Award: Manager of the Year

Our CEO, Michèle Sioen, was elected "Manager of the Year". A jury of experts chose, together with the readers of the magazine Trends the Manager of the Year 2017. "I consider this a price for the entire company, for all employees," she says.

Award: Supplier Excellency

We won the “Supplier excellence award for Quality” of Yanfeng for the airbag hinghes for Mercedes C. 100% on time delivery – zero complaints – zero defects.

Apparel division climate-neutral

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

De warmste week

‘De Warmste Week’ is an annual solidarity initiative of the Flemish public broadcast. They raise money for charity. Sioen took part in this initiative by selling waffles to employees, by organising a tombola and by running at the ‘Warmathon’.

Sustainable technical textiles aiming to reduce harm

Sustainable technical textiles aiming to reduce harm through the production process, extended lifespan and second- and end-of-life options.

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.

Close contact NGOs

Sioen collaborates with NGOs, mostly as part of EU-level projects.

Green Deal

Sioen signs the Green Deal as one of the first companies in Belgium.

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.

Textiles for large scale sanitation

At the Sioen group, we produce all types of technical fabrics from wovens, scrims, geomembranes, films, sheets to coated textiles for large scale industrial sanitation. They protect against leakages of all types of spills.

Changing habits of travel

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