Apparel, footwear, and textile production takes place at hundreds of thousands of factories globally. These facilities play a key role in the overall sustainability of the industry.
Manufacturers use the Higg Facility Tools to
measure the social and environmental performance
of their facilities.
These modules measure impacts at individual factories, not the parent company as a whole. Users conduct the assessments at least once a year, and these assessments are then verified by SAC-approved, on-site assessors. Benchmarking by facility type allows facility managers to compare their performance against that of their peers.
The modules’ aspirational-level questions give manufacturers clear guidance on hotspots for improvement and outline the current best practices in the field. The Higg Facility tools create opportunities for open conversation among value chain partners so businesses at every tier in the value chain collectively perform better.
View sample Higg FEM questions
Explore how the Higg FEM assesses performance to promote improvements.
The Higg FEM measures:
Eranthi Premaratne, Director of Sustainable Business for KREEDA
Higg Facility Social & Labor Module
With the Higg FSLM being built on the SLCP assessment framework, we can help the industry shift towards convergence and a clear focus on impactful improvements of social and labor conditions in the value chain.