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 (SAC) 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. 

More than 6,000 facilities around the world have registered on to use the updated Higg FEM.

New Higg FEM Verifier & Trainer Programs

The SAC has launched new Higg FEM Verifier & Trainer Programs to enable transparency of the industry’s Higg Index facility performance. All official verifications of the Higg FEM must be completed by a verifier who has completed the application and training process. Industry professionals can apply to the programs to become third-party verifiers and trainers to Higg FEM facilities around the world. To learn more about the programs and apply, visit

Member Next Steps
To successfully deploy Higg FEM to your supply chain partners, follow these steps. 
  • Step 1 - See what's new with Higg FEM. 
  • Step 2 - Find resources and guidance to help your rollout. 
  • Step 3 - Leverage adoption and analytics services. 
  • Step 4 - Encourage your networks to apply to the Higg FEM Verifier & Trainer Programs.