Planet, a firm pillar of our triple bottom line

The impact we have on our natural environment. This environmental or natural capital bottom line refers to our sustainable environmental practices. It includes the use of natural resources, carbon footprint reduction, waste reduction, reforestation, extending the lifetime of our products and restoration of the natural harm done.

Our ambition

Sioen wants to get rid of the disposable society. We therefore try to extend the life cycle of as many materials and products as possible and help protect our planet from over-exploitation. By doing so we also reduce the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for our customers. This circular approach is closely related to our ambition to improve our own ecological impact.

Circular economy: today’s products are tomorrow’s raw materials

At Sioen, we’re reclaiming raw materials from waste and are actively looking for recycling solutions in all our production processes and for our end products. Sioen has a growing range of biodegradable textiles: from compostable woven tea bags over weed-resistant geo cloths to degradable films for body bags. We partner up to provide our customers with fully circular protective clothing.

Energy efficiency: a large-scale transition

We’re reducing energy use on all levels. We’re using and generating renewable energy. We have solar panels on our production sites, we purchase green energy and our products are increasingly applied in windmills and biogas installations. We’re optimising our infrastructure and machinery. The energy that is generated in production is captured and used for preheating the ovens, which drastically reduces gas consumption.

Carbon footprint

We’re set on reducing our carbon footprint. The yearly calculation of our CO₂ footprint makes it possible to closely follow our evolution regarding CO₂ emissions and performance and to define actions to reduce them. Identifying inefficiencies in terms of energy and raw material consumption positively affects the bottom line of our business, and of the world.

Sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.