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.
governance

ESG report

We're publishing a dedicated ESG report that includes information on Environmental, Social and Governance topics organised in 5 reporting pillars.

Human rights and SDGs

Sioen supports Human Rights through SDGs, taking the OHCHR as general guideline in all its operations.

Amfori BSCI audits

SGS, an independent auditor, audits Sioen production sites according to the 13 performance areas of Amfori BSCI.

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Conduct describes how all Sioen employees should behave.

SteP by Oeko-Tex® certified

Sioen Apparel holds a STeP (Sustainable Textiles Production) certificate by Oeko-Tex®. We achieved the highest score (score 3).

UN Global Compact

Sioen formalises its commitment to sustainability through memberships of the United Nations Global Compact and the subscription of the 10 Principles.

All our suppliers

Sioen asks for similar efforts in the field of CSR from its suppliers. Standards, certificates and memberships act as guarantees for sustainable business. We’re putting lots of effort into obtaining them and ask the same from our suppliers.

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.

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.

The Shift membership

Sioen Apparel is a member of The Shift. Together we want to realise the transition towards a more sustainable society and economy.

EcoVadis

Our different Sioen activities have received an Ecovadis Business Sustainability Rating.

Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex certified

Sioen Apparel holds The Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex®, meaning that our garments have been tested for harmful substances.

GRI reporting

Sioen abandoned GRI reporting and replaced it with contextual reporting about CSR actions in detail.

NRP 9026+C1:2012 on ISO 26000:2010

NRP 9026+C1:2012, official declaration that we apply the principles and guidelines of the ISO 26000:2010 standard.

Ctif Membership

Sioen is member of CTif, the International association of fire and rescue services. The goal is to have safer citizens through skilled firefighters.

FEB membership

Thanks to being an FEB member, we get new insights and it helps create and maintain an optimal business environment.

IVK membership

We are an active member of IVK, pursuing the interests in the raw material PVC and its substitutes.

ISO 26000:2010

ISO 26000:2010 serves as one of the guidelines in our social responsibility strategy, as attested in the NPR-9026-c1-2012.

Essenscia membership

We're a member of Essenscia, the Federation of Belgian Chemical and Life science industries