Small businesses play a pivotal and growing role in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry. They can use the Higg Index to measure social and environmental sustainability performance.

The Coalition supports the unique needs of this group, often faced with resource challenges of limited time, personnel, or finances. For a fraction of the cost of formal SAC membership, SME Higg Index customers can drive improved sustainability performance within their value chains.

Read the SME Higg Index access brochure.

SMEs can use
the Higg Index to:

Click or hover over to each box to learn more.

Apply Universal Standards

Apply Universal Standards

Industry standard assessments of a company’s environmental and social/labor sustainability performance, product design impacts, and environmental impacts of numerous raw material types.

Drive Transparency

Drive Transparency

Connect seamlessly with supply chain and industry peers, driving much needed transparency.

Implement Best Practices

Implement Best Practices

Best practice sharing through training documents, videos and webinars.

Benchmark Performance

Benchmark Performance

Benchmarking of company and supply chain sustainability performance to that of the industry.

The industry has great responsibility and a moral obligation to contribute to making the world a better place. The Higg Index offers SMEs a great opportunity to engage their supply chain in transparency and to work with them directly through online tools.

Hilke Patzwall, Senior Manager Sustainability & CSR—VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co.

Non-SAC Member SME Higg Index Users

Allbirds
Arnhem
Bergans
Burton
Craghoppers
Dare 2 be
Everlane
Gina Tricot
GoLite
Klean Kanteen
Mammut
Marmot
Peak Design
Pearl Izumi
Rapha
Regatta Great Outdoors