Manufacturers join the SAC to improve their sustainability performance using the Coalition’s suite of assessment tools, The Higg Index. The Higg Index radically simplifies and standardizes the process of measuring sustainability performance and sharing it with current and future partners for faster, easier evaluations. Manufacturers also join the Coalition to be part of the apparel, footwear and home textiles industry’s largest and most diverse network of players focused on creating transformative change.
Manufacturers join the SAC to:
Boost productivity and profit
Accurately measuring social and environmental impacts with the Higg Index builds capacity to innovate and saves costs by revealing new ways to manage materials and natural resources. It also highlights ways to improve labor conditions and up-skill workers, which boosts productivity, lowers absenteeism and reduces staff turnover.
Reduce the assessment burden
Conducting a single sustainability assessment and sharing the results with customers at the click of a button allows manufacturers to focus on making cost-saving improvements. As more supply chain partners use the Higg Index, brands and retailers will increasingly recognise the effectiveness of a single assessment.
Demonstrating progress on sustainability performance helps manufacturers win new contracts and build on existing business. Importantly, joining the SAC creates valuable networking opportunities, allowing manufacturers to showcase their abilities to major brands and retailers and differentiate themselves in the marketplace.
SAC members are committed to sharing best sustainability practices with each other as well as the resources, education and contacts needed for continuous improvement. The Coalition provides discounted training on sustainability practices for manufacturers and can help raw materials supply-chain partners access funding opportunities.
Have equal say
Joining the SAC gives manufacturers equal say in the development of the Higg Index, ensuring it effectively meets the specific needs of all corners of the industry.
Member Spotlight: ARVIND Ltd
Learn how Arvind is transforming textile production
One of India’s biggest players in textile and garment production has been an active SAC member since day one. Shifting cotton-farming to sustainable and organic methods and radically improving chemical management are just two ways they’re spearheading progress today.
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We are building the future of the apparel, footwear, and home textiles industry, and we welcome you to join us.
Access to Higg for Non-Members
Non member facilities can access and use Higg.org for a nominal annual fee.