The New Higg Facility Environmental Module 

The updated Higg FEM standardizes how the apparel, footwear, and textile industry measures sustainability performance globally. 
 

Transforming the Apparel Industry

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition's updated Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) links manufacturers, brands, and retailers together on measurement of their environmental sustainability impacts at an industrial scale like never before. 

The improved Higg FEM reduces audit fatigue, introduces questions relevant to factory types, offers smarter analytics, and provides enhanced training and improvement resources. It is already used globally by more than 8,000 leading businesses.   

Collaborating across the value chain, link by link. 

The individual commitments of Coalition members will enable us all to scale this work globally and drive meaningful change across the value chain. 

Higg FEM Launch Phases

  • Phase 1: November 6-November 30, 2017 - Existing Higg Index users and early registrants receive registration links and coupon codes to the new Higg.org platform.
  • Phase 2: December 4-December 31, 2017 - Higg.org registration opens to all new and existing facilities for $100 per facility; member brands and retailers gain access to Higg.org. 
  • Phase 3: January 2018 - Higg.org registration increases to $150 per non-member facility. 
  • Phase 4: March-June 2018 - Verification and industry benchmarking.
Member Next Steps
To successfully deploy Higg FEM to your supply chain partners, follow these steps. 
  • Step 1 - See what's new. 
  • Step 2 - Find resources and guidance to help your rollout. 
  • Step 3 - Leverage adoption and analytics services. 
  • Step 4 - Read member commitments for Higg FEM and share your own