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.

Amfori BSCI audits

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

UN Global Compact

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

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

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.

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.

Workspace transparency is vital

We're sharing information freely. Our workspace transparency creates trust between employer and employees, increases employee engagement and boosts performance.

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.

Stakeholder communication

Thanks to transparent communications and certificates, we build a relationship of trust with our stakeholders.

GRI reporting

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

ISO 9001:2015

Sioen is ISO 9001 certified, a QMS that demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer requirements.

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.

VBO membership

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

Supporting Yuca

At Sioen, supporting youth is an integral part of the vision and mission of the company. Yuca, Youth for Change and Action encourage our youth to work together towards a sustainable and just society. Every year we employ some student volunteers.

IVK membership

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

Essenscia membership

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

Creamoda membership

We're a member of Creamoda, the Belgian Fashion Federation.

ESF membership

We're a member of ESF, the European Safety Federation.

Allianz für Klima und Entwicklung membership

We're a member of Allianz für Klima und Entwicklung, the German alliance for Climate and Development with our brand Dimension Polyant.

Centexbel membership

We're a member of Centexbel, the scientific and technical research centre of the Belgian textile industry.

Circletex membership

We're an active member of Circletex to prepare the Extended Product Responsibility of the EU Waste Directive