SAC for Educators, Govts & NGOs

Breaking down barriers and fostering impactful collaborations can be challenging. We are here to bridge the gap and empower our affiliate members to help drive transformative change.

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Key Benefits

As an affiliate member, you gain access to resources, tools, and a global community of 300 like-minded changemakers.

Collaboration and Engagement

NGOs and academic institutions can engage with a wide range of industry stakeholders, including brands, retailers, and manufacturers, facilitating collaboration and knowledge-sharing for more impactful initiatives.

Influencing Industry Change

Membership allows NGOs and academia to influence industry practices, advocate for sustainable policies, and contribute to creating a more equitable and restorative consumer goods industry.

Access to Insights and Data

 Membership provides access to valuable industry data and insights through the Higg Index, enabling NGOs and academia to conduct informed research and analysis.

Capacity Building

We offer capacity-building opportunities, enabling NGOs and academic institutions to enhance their knowledge and expertise in sustainable practices.

Visibility and Credibility

Affiliation with us enhances the visibility and credibility of NGOs and academia, showcasing their commitment to driving positive change in the industry.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Here’s what our members are saying.

The Higg suite of tools offers critical insights that will help inform our overall global sustainability strategy. When implemented across the apparel and footwear industry, the tools provide a vehicle for collective action toward a future of lower impact and total supply chain transparency.

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Matt Hamilton, VF Corporation
Director, Sustainable Operations

There’s an urgency for the industry to take collective action to solve the joint challenges we are facing. We need to work together across the whole value chain to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Pascal Brun, Zalando
VP of Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Higg FEM
  • Higg FSLM
  • Manufacturers

CIEL Textile

Learn how one of the world’s leading and most innovative garment and fabrics manufacturers has achieved remarkable results on their journey towards a nature-positive and people-centric future.

All Educators, Government, NGOs, and Nonprofit Members

How to Become a Member

Be part of a global alliance committed to a sustainable future. Together, we can drive impactful change in the consumer goods industry.

Other Member Categories


We understand the critical role that manufacturers play in driving sustainable practices within the consumer goods industry. You strive to balance production efficiency, product quality, and environmental responsibility. We are here to support your vision and empower you to foster innovation across your entire value chain.

Brands & Retailers

As a brand and retailer member, you become an integral part of the largest and most diverse network committed to creating a better world through collaboration, innovation and purpose-driven action.

Service Providers

As a service provider, your commitment to sustainability and responsible practices is vital in supporting our industry on its sustainability journey. We understand the challenges you face in navigating complex supply chains and we are here to elevate your role as a driving force in positive change.