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  • Policy and Legislation

Summary Report: Higg Index Tools Analysis and Compliance Initiatives

To assist SAC members in navigating the evolving regulatory landscape, the SAC initiated analyses of the Higg Index tools in relation to relevant existing and upcoming EU and national legislation in collaboration with partners and professional consultancies. The summary report presented here provides key messages and main outcomes of the initial analysis, along with the proposed next steps.

November 20, 2023
  • Membership

SAC Membership Brochure

Discover the possibilities of becoming a member by downloading our membership brochure. Take the first step towards unlocking valuable benefits, industry insights, and a supportive global community.

October 20, 2023
  • Higg Index Tools
  • Higg MSI
  • Higg PM

Technical Review of the Higg MSI and Higg PM Tools

We are grateful to KPMG for their work in developing this report, which captures the invaluable insights and recommendations derived from the expert review of the Higg MSI and Higg PM tools. At the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, we are committed to driving positive environmental and social change within the textile, apparel & footwear industry. The Higg Index suite of tools plays a pivotal role in achieving this mission, empowering brands, retailers, and manufacturers to measure, improve, and share their environmental and social performance. 

September 26, 2023

SAC - Leading the Evolution for Impact in the Global Textile, Apparel & Footwear Industry

Welcome to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a global multi-stakeholder alliance that unites 300 retailers, brands, manufacturers, governments, academics, and nonprofit affiliates across 36 countries. We represent half of the global textile, apparel and footwear industry, united by a singular vision: to create a consumer goods industry that gives more than it takes—both to the planet and its people.

September 25, 2023
  • Higg FEM

Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) 4.0 Technical Paper

The purpose of this Technical Paper is for Higg FEM users to start understanding and preparing for the next version of the Higg FEM (“Higg FEM 4.0”), which will officially be released on the Higg platform in November 2023. Facilities will start reporting their 2023 performance using the FEM 4.0 framework.

December 12, 2022
  • Annual Report

SAC: A Decade in Review

A decade after we launched, we find ourselves at an inflection point. The COVID-19 pandemic, changes to our climate, and social unrest have fundamentally altered our industry, our society, and our way of life. It is no longer an option to delay action. Worldwide, consumers and investors are prioritizing companies that prioritize sustainability.

February 25, 2021