Pro-active environmental policy:
As a responsible corporate citizen, the Sioen Group complies with all legal requirements. As a market leader it also seeks to operate a proactive environmental policy, investing every year to protect people, nature and the environment, applying stricter standards than those required by law. For Sioen, care for the environment is a constant concern. Sioen’s business statement says: “We will develop environmental friendly coating and converting technologies to set a winning standard for primarily green safety and protective products to create sustainable profitable growth.” Therefore, in addition to developing new products, technologies and processes, the R & D team is also intensively engaged in researching and developing recycling options. Possibilities include the recycling of used technical textiles in bags, insulation materials, mud flaps and so on.
- The company’s slogan for many years now has been ‘Protection through Innovation’. They produce products that protect human beings, their environment and their possessions and do so in an environmentally friendly way.
- The group is making increasing use of recycling and energy recovery technologies. Coating sites are fitted with distillation and combustion towers, which minimize exhausts and recover hot air which can be used to pre-heat ovens. At Ardooie, contaminated solvents from cleaning paste tubs are distilled for re-use and we use heat exchangers.
- The new extension at Ardooie (Veranneman production hall plus storage warehouse) is fitted with electricity generating solar panels.