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.

ISO 14001:2015

Sioen is ISO 14001 certified, which means that we’ve implemented an environmental management system (EMS).

Faja Lobi

Sioen supports the NGO Faja Lobi that aims to improve the ecological and social situation in Congo. Fighting global warming by helping to reforest 50.000 ha.

Products for agriculture, seagriculture and fishing

Sioen produces fabrics and protective garments for farmers, seagriculture and fishing, thus contributing to the production of food for all.

Moving trees

Growth company Sioen transplants trees instead of felling them and helps to halt biodiversity loss.

Award: wave breaker

Our client, Jel-Tom in Croatia used our technical textiles to produce an award-winning wave breaker. It not only protects the coastline, but also generates electricity from the sun and the force of the sea.

Green Deal

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

Changing habits of travel

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

Dog Happiness Shelter

Sioen donated 8 warm jackets to a the Dog Happiness Shelter in Serbia. The hats and boots were donated by Safety Jogger. This donation made working in freezing temperatures less uncomfortable. Dog Happines VZW focusses on Sacha’s shelter.

Award: Dame Award

Our drysuit model, the Ursuit Gemino Navigator received a special mention in the clothing and crew accessories category in the DAME Design Awards. It's the ultimate two-piece suit for sailing and for other maritime activities.

Ursuit eco bathing suit for training

"Extreme long lasting training suit made of a technologically advanced, sustainable fabric combining the an elastomeric fiber and a 100% recycled polyamide yarn derived from post consumer materials."

Ursuit Warm n' Cool range

Recycled materials are used when available, and we are exploring the possibilities to expand the usage of sustainable materials. For example, the elastic fleece and the carrying bag of the Warm n' Cool are using recycled plastic.

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.

Award: Biodiversity Award

Sioen wins bronze with its revolutionary textiles Algaetex and GreenTecStyles for cultivating plants and seaweed at the Belgian Business Award of the Environment #BBAE at VBO-FEB in Brussels #sustainibility #durability #circulareconomy #future

Planting trees

Every year, we plant trees at our Indonesian production facility that provide shade and that serve as the natural lungs of the area. At our Ardooie headquarters, we have recently transplanted 15 large trees from one area to another.

Green rest zones

We try to enjoy our outdoors facilities as much as possible. The green zones at our sites are perfect to relax during a lunch break, for example. In addition, they are a safe haven for plants, insects and birds.

Recycling options for coated technical textiles

Our coated technical textiles can easily be repaired and often have second and even third lives. At the end of life, there are several recycling options.

Geotextiles with Francesco Fontana

Interview with Francesco Fontana of Manifattura Fontana about geosynthetics and his role as president in the IGS.

Biobased and biodegradable

Sioen’s R&D team searches for biobased and biodegradable solutions and takes part in a range of EU projects.

Coastbusters

Sioen partners up in the Coastbusters project to develop nature-based solutions for coastal stabilisation.

Sioen’s Environment Charter

Our Environment Charter shows our commitments towards people and the environment. More actions can be found on this dedicated CSR website.