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.

the perks of spinning our own yarn

The perks of buying at a company that produces its own yarns are: better quality, faster delivery, always exactly what you need with latest technology.

Landscaping HQ

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

PVC/Solvent waste processing

At our Sioen direct coating sites, we recycle our PVC waste and the solvent we use to clean the tubs.

Human rights and SDGs

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

CPA membership

Sioen is a member of the EU's Circular Plastics Alliance. The CPA aims to boost the EU market for recycled plastics to 10 million tonnes by 2025.

Mouscron: Generating renewable energy

Sioen generates green energy and several new green energy ideas are currently being studied.

Factory of the Future Award

Factory of the Future Award propels Veranneman forward. Innovation, digitisation, responsible production and care for our people are focal points.

Amfori BSCI audits

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

Taskforce Circularity

Taskforce circularity propels Sioen sustainable garments.

Sustainable garments: design for

Six “Design For” guidelines as rules of thumb for designing and producing durable Sioen garments. Your guarantee for sustainability all the way.

Mouscron: general overview

This article provides an overview of all energy improvements made at our Mouscron site.

Mouth mask filters COVID-19

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

CO₂-Neutral

Since 2021, the leading sailcloth manufacturer Dimension Polyant sustainably reduces its CO₂ emissions and offsets to climate neutrality.

Award: Blue Biodiversity

Blue innovation award shows Sioen contribution to coastal protection measures to offset to the influences of climate change, such as rising sea levels.

Circle A, a new business model

The collaboration between customer, garment manufacturer, distributor and cleaning firm leads to a new business model of professional Protective Clothing.

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.

Energy recuperation

In all of our coating plants, the air above the machines is extracted and purified. The energy that is released is used to preheat the furnaces. The optimisation of this process is one of the reasons why our gas consumption has decreased so much.

Coolbox

Veranneman installed the Coolbox, a communications hub that provides a place for meetings and for monitoring the loom data.

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.

R&D investments

We invest more than 10 million euro in R&D on a yearly basis. Innovation is of major importance, as we ‘Protect through Innovation’. Thanks to having our own in-house testing laboratory, we can efficiently test our products.