Glossary and FAQs

Looking to make a circular transition? Here’s a handy guide to some key terms and common questions.


Circular Transition Indicators: a tool shaped by 30 WBCSD member companies to provide businesses with insights into their circular economy performance.


International Sustainability and Carbon Certification: a globally leading sustainability certification system that allows companies to demonstrate compliance with specific sustainability requirements.


Life-cycle assessment: an internationally accepted method used to assess the environmental impact of a given product over its total life cycle – from raw material sourcing to end of life.

Mass balance approach

An ISCC-certified accounting approach that helps track the flow of materials through the product life cycle – from sourcing to the final product.


Science-Based Targets initiative: a partnership between CDP, the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The initiative aims to drive ambitious climate action in the private sector by enabling organizations to set science-based emissions reduction targets.

Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions

A framework developed by the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, a leading impact-reporting organization that provides the world’s most widely used GHG accounting standards.

The GHG Protocol organizes emissions under the following three categories.

Scope 1 “Direct emissions”: emissions caused by the combustion of fuel in facilities and assets owned by the reporting company, such as factories, turbines, and owned vehicles.

Scope 2 “Bought energy”: emissions caused by the third-party production of electricity, steam, heating, and cooling bought by the reporting company.

Scope 3 “Value-chain emissions”: emissions caused by the upstream and downstream activities necessary to the operation of the reporting company – for example, raw material sourcing, logistics, and product disposal and recycling.


World Business Council for Sustainable Development: a global, CEO-led community of more than 200 globally leading sustainable businesses, working collectively to accelerate the transition toward a net-zero, nature-positive, and more equitable future.

Is Dyneema® recyclable?

Not currently, but we’re working hard to develop a fully recyclable Dyneema® product.

What is bio-based Dyneema® fiber?

The world’s first-ever UHMWPE made with renewable and bio-based feedstock.

Does bio-based Dyneema® fiber offer the same performance as conventional Dyneema®?

Yes, bio-based Dyneema® fiber delivers the exact same performance and specifications as conventional Dyneema®.

What’s Dyneema®’s carbon footprint?

Compared to other, generic HMPE fibers, bio-based Dyneema® fiber emits 29 fewer tonnes of CO2 per metric ton of fiber produced. The carbon footprint of bio-based Dyneema® fiber is also 90% lower than that of generic HMPE.