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.

Passioen

A contraction of the word “passion” and of the company “Sioen.” Passioen is the feeling of intense enthusiasm you sense at all Sioen collaborators.

Landscaping HQ

As part of the Green Deal, we are redesigning our HQ greenery to improve biodiversity.

Training of a fire investigation dog

Sioen supports a Belgian project in which a dog is trained to help with fire detection. Read more.

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.

Rikolto

Sioen, OVO and Rikolto are committed to sustainable coffee cultivation in Sumatra. The big winners: 1 400 local coffee farmers and the rainforest.

Mouth mask filters COVID-19

In the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Sioen has developed reusable filters that can be added to mouth masks.

COVID-19 products

Sioen products save lives during COVID-19 pandemic.

We pay taxes, contributing to society

Taxes paid amounted to EUR 36.6 million: Income taxes (12.4 mio, +1% vs LY), employer social security contributions (19.7 mio +9% vs LY), holding of fixed assets 3.1 mio, on dividends 631.8 K, on commercial vehicles 32.0 K and other taxes 819.9 K.

Producing garments for firefighters

We're producing technical garments for firefighters. Each day, over 200 000 firefighters are protected by Sioen Firefighter suits.

Donating mouth masks to all Valstagna citizens

We've donated filters to all citizens of Valstagna (home town of our production plant Manifattura Fontana) during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020 when the mortality rate in Italy peaked and availability of protection was scant.

Ergonomic tools

Erroneous, prolonged and heavy lifting can lead to back problems. That is why we opted for ergonomic lifting equipment that puts less strain on the user. At Veranneman Technical Textiles, for example, we have added lifting aid to move the bobbins.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Changing habits of travel

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

Quiet zones

We’re installing unique quiet zones in and around our production units. We're convinced that offering our people a quiet place contributes to their wellbeing

B2Bike

Sioen employees can cycle to work with a leased bicycle, thanks to B2Bike.

Ardooie Urban Run

We sponsor the annual Ardooie (town of our HQ) Urban Run for the charity event "Stand up against Cancer". That day, people are running through our plant.

Art in the office

By adding art to our offices and meeting rooms, we aim to improve the working environment.