The Higg Index radically simplifies and standardizes the process of measuring supply chain impacts. It is easily shared with partners for faster, easier evaluations. Manufacturers also join the SAC to belong to the apparel, footwear, and textiles industry’s largest and most diverse network creating transformative change.
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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.
SAC member Avery Dennison sets the standard high, with cutting-edge adhesive technologies and materials that inspire packaging trends across industries and around the globe.
Sustainability is about having the heart for sustainability and doing the right thing for your company, taking it across the value chain. The SAC has helped us align the supply chain with what the brands want, with what we are doing well, and what we need to do more. We are happy to say all our factories have the Higg tools in operation. I’d like to see more of the manufacturers because they need to participate in this holistic journey.
Manohar Samuel, President Birla Cellulose
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Use the Higg Index
Manufacturers who wish to only use the Higg Index can register for an account here.