The SAC is transforming the apparel, footwear, and textile industry through standardized measurement. For the first time, factories around the world can use the Higg Facility Social & Labor Module to measure social impacts of the value chain. And with the Higg Facility Environmental Module they can assess environmental impacts.
Introducing the New 2018 Higg Facility Modules
2018 Higg Facility Modules
Higg Facility Environmental
Environmental management systems
Greenhouse gas emissions
Emissions to air (if applicable)
Chemical use and management
Higg Facility Social & Labor Module Assesses
- Recruitment and Hiring
- Working Hours
- Wages and Benefits
- Employee Treatment
- Employee Involvement
- Health & Safety
- Management Systems
The NEW Higg Facility
Social & Labor Module
By using the Higg Facility Environmental Module, in the first 3 years alone, our suppliers implemented 250 energy savings programs that have saved them over $3.5 million in energy costs. This is a win-win for our suppliers and our business. We are proud of the work of our suppliers to achieve these efficiencies while improving their Higg performance and reducing the environmental impact of our supply chain.
Manufacturers should be able to have honest discussion with the brands. There should not be fear. Unless open honest conversations are had we cannot solve the challenges. The Higg should enable this. With Higg, brands and manufacturers know the standards and the expectations. We can have discussions across the value chain. It’s about having a conversation and being able to solve our problems together.