The Higg Index is a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of value chain sustainability, and it is central to the SAC’s mission to transform businesses for exponential impact. It is comprised of a core set of five tools that together assess the social and environmental performance of the value chain and the environmental impacts of products, including the Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM), Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (FSLM), Higg Brand & Retail Module (BRM), Higg Materials Sustainability Index (MSI), and Higg Product Module (PM).
It was developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a nonprofit organization founded by a group of fashion companies.
What Is Higg FEM?
The Higg facility environmental module (Higg FEM) is a sustainability assessment tool that standardizes how facilities measure and evaluate their environmental performance, year over year.
The Higg FEM Is Designed To:
Measure and quantify the sustainability impacts of a facility
Reduce redundancy in measuring and reporting sustainability performance
Drive business value through reducing risk and uncovering efficiencies
Create a common means and language to communicate sustainability to stakeholders
What Are The Benefits Of Higg?
Higg index practice helps a factory to identify a range of sustainability opportunities and risks in the facility through the supply chain.
To learn adequately about the future sustainability impacts and evaluate the performance
By using this standard tool future sustainable strategy and leadership establishment can be developed for long term goals.
It also helps to avoid the waste of time and cost and proper utilize of time.
What To Know Before You Get Started?
Facilities should be honest and transparent when completing assessment.
The Higg FEM is not a pass/fail assessment, rather a tool that identifies opportunities to improve and it’s not an audit.
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