Sustainability

Our commitment

Whether protecting first responders, law enforcement officers and service personnel, improving safety for millions of workers, or revolutionizing renewable energy projects – we protect people and the environment they live in. Because all life is precious.

Our ambitions for personal protection and sustainability

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What are we committing to do?

We constantly strive to reduce our emissions, as well as the amount of water and energy we use during production. Through continuous R&D, we’re aiming to constantly enhance the performance and durability of Dyneema®, resulting in solutions that require less material, without compromising on performance and all while minimizing our environmental impact. 

Case studies

Whether tackling climate change and resource scarcity or protecting workers and first responders with the latest protective and safety technology – our innovative technology is providing solutions to some of the major challenges facing the world today.

The future of renewable energy mega-projects

The International Energy Agency reports that worldwide energy demand rose by 2.3% in 2018, with fossil fuels meeting around 70% of this growth. However, there is increasing agreement that we can’t rely on fossil fuels forever. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, ten years of solid renewable energy capacity growth continued through 2018 – with global additions of 171 GW representing an annual increase of 7.9%.

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Protecting first responders in the U.S.

For emergency services (EMS) workers in the USA, a typical day can include anything from routine callouts to being thrown into situations involving active shooters and mass casualties. With such a variety of threats to face each day, first responders need to be equipped with an appropriate range of armor solutions. Here’s how we’re providing a solution. 

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More Major League Baseball teams put increased emphasis on fan safety

Major League Baseball (MLB) teams face unique challenges in protecting their fans. Batters can strike a ball with breathtaking power, sending it through the air at speeds that can exceed 100mph. Meanwhile, fans enjoy all the action at close proximity to the field. While it is exciting to maybe catch a fly ball in the stands, it can also lead to serious injury given the sheer speed of the balls. The risk is much greater than many people realize. Every year, around 1,750 fans are hurt by foul balls at MLB games, which equates to around two injuries every three games.

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Keeping the world fed with sustainable fishing

Global fish consumption is on the increase. Between 20011 and 2016, worldwide consumption rose from 154 million tons to 170,9 million tons, putting pressure on already depleted fishing stocks in many parts of the ocean.

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We can make a positive impact together

We cannot do this alone. We work with our employees, our customers, and our shareholders. Join us.

Governments, consumers, progressive companies, and many of the world’s leading brands share our vision. Today, it is critical that we and our partners have a clear and positive impact on the planet and society at large. We are actively collaborating and working with our partners to address the topics that matter and take action. If you want to work with us on creating solutions for a sustainable future, get in touch today.

Sustainable Development Goals

We’re so convinced of the value of doing well by doing good that our strategy is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations in 2015. We’re contributing to all 17 SDGS, but we strive to deliver on four in particular:

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