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.

ESG report

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

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.

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.

SteP by Oeko-Tex® certified

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

ISO 14001:2015

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

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.

COVID-19 products

Sioen products save lives during COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

UN Global Compact

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

Global Sourcing Strategy

Cost, supplier reliability, production capability, engagements towards society, corporate values and the willingness to subscribe to similar ethical, social and environmental codes as us are just some of the conditions we require from our suppliers.

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.

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.

AQAP 2110 certification

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

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.

Close contact NGOs

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

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.