Timberland llc, a global boot and outdoor apparel manufacturer, goes beyond simply telling the world about its sustainability work. Over the past three months, the sac has released two important pieces of the higg index. Research article environmental sustainability evaluation of. Instead of paying for acrobat or messing with printers and scanners, you can do it all online with pdf buddy. Selecting which materials to use is one of the first steps in a products iteration.
The higg index is a webbased optimization tool released in 2012 as higg index 1. One of the big assets of the higg index is moving toward that path where well have a common industry. You can check your fem completion rate on the fem home page or in the fem assessment. Here china water risk talks to ines sousa manager, environmental sustainability and ryan young vice president, higg index of the sac talk about how companies can use the msi and the new msi web tool to assess the water and environmental impact of its products. Download the higg index sustainable apparel coalition. Sustainable apparel coalition in japan and higg index 2. It includes a suite of tools empowering brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes to. The higg index is also helping us identify where we can advance the sustainability performance of our supply chain. Sacs higg index, which was first released back in 2012 and has since grown to. Since 2009, the sac has been developing the higg index, essentially a sustainability version of a nutrition label. Developed by the sustainable apparel coalition, the higg index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes at every stage in their sustainability journey to accurately measure and score a company or products sustainability performance.
Helping to facilitate this objective is the higg index, the sacs selfassessment suite of tools. Members approve the pilot version of the higg index 1. This exclusive piece acts as a call to action for all of our readers to collaborate. The sustainable apparel coalition and the higg index 41 the slca methodology has four major steps. Sustainable apparel coalition european outdoor group.
Higg index score of a facility and used in communications with suppliers and customers, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and to help facilities to define and implement an improvement plan. The higg index is an opensource tool that, in its current form, measures environmental outcomes such as water use, energy consumption, greenhouse. The nike msi has now been incorporated into the higg index nike msi sac release, 2012. Contact us to organize an official higg index session for you and your suppliers we can organize a private session for your supply chain in.
The goal of these tools is to provide consumers and brand designers. It is quickly downloaded over times sac is honored as a c. The higg index provides a tool for the apparel and footwear industry to assess sustainability throughout a products entire life cycle, from materials. May 20, 2014 on may 20th, 2014, caux round table japan with the support of other japanese members of the sustainable apparel coalition asics corporation, teijin frontier co. Higg product modulepm to enable the textile and apparel industry to measure. Sac sustainable apparel coalition higg index self assessment and verification zdhc zero discharge of hazardous chemicals audit protocol audit approach bepi, gscp, fwf, fla fast changing supply chain and lack of visibility joint purchasing power isnt leveraged in working together with other brands. The higg index provides a tool for the apparel and footwear industry to assess sustainability throughout a products entire life cycle, from materials to endoflife. Higg materials sustainability index msi methodology. Environmental sustainability evaluation of apparel product.
Nov 14, 2012 in a conversation with mit smrs managing editor and special projects manager nina kruschwitz, blaisdell talks about the companys voices of challenge website area, the environment nutrition label its developed for its footwear, and its partnership with 60 plus apparel and footwear brands, retailers, suppliers and ngos from adidas to. This note indicates to what extent the webology journal is used and cited by the international scientific community. Clothing brands need to pull at the threads of the apparel. Higg material sustainability indexmsi, the higg design and development. Many thanks for your collaboration on the puzzle book included in the april 8 edition of the index journal. The higg index is a selfassessment tool designed to measure the sustainability impacts of apparel and footwear products, with the goals of. The 2019 higg index communications manual is available to all sustainable apparel coalition members and higg index customers. Sustainable apparel coalition schneider electric helps to transform supply chain transparency within the retail industry as consumers become more educated and concerned about the origins of the products they purchase, successful companies must become transparent in their operations or risk losing market share. Each factory must complete the fem module once a year. Select edit fem this will open your fem assessment. Facilitating industrywide adoption of the higg index. The higg index is a learning tool for companies to identify challenges and capture ongoing improvement. Launched in 2012, it was developed by the sustainable apparel coalition, a nonprofit organization founded. This website has been retired, if your browser does not automatically take you to our new site in five seconds, please click the link to explore our fresh content.
Slemma developers have generated a gallery of dashboards that are built specifically off your data source integration. The results show that the total number of citations to webology papers on. Nov 08, 2012 for that reason, we encourage companies, academics, nonprofits and the public atlarge to download the higg index for free at. The higher the higg index score, the better the environmental performance of an apparel products. Create, view, edit, annotate, ocr and digitally sign pdf files plus much more editor plus license includes ability to create and edit fillable forms. Review what the higg index is, what it is intended for, and how it is structured spend time in the index tool itself to begin to familiarize users with how to navigate the tool encourage you to explore the index further to see how it can benefit your organization the higg index 1.
Sustainable apparel coalition releases higg index 2. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this materialevent or by members of the project team do not reflect the views of the government of the hong kong special administrative region, trade and industry department or the vetting committee of the sme development fund and the dedicated fund on branding, upgrading and domestic sales organisation. This groundbreaking suite of selfassessment tools empowers brands, retailers and facilities of all sizes, at every stage in their sustainability journey, to measure their environmental and social and labor impacts and identify areas for improvement. How to higg manual version 1 sustainable apparel coalition sac higg index 2. Making informed choices at this early stage can have dramatic benefits, especially when that product is produced at industrial scale. Sac and schneider electric developing higg index 2. Pdf abstract the sustainable apparel coalition sac seeks to lead the apparel. There will be room for questions and further discussion about the tool and how it addresses the challenges and opportunities regarding ethical trade in the garment and textile industry as well as how dieh can. Developing a logical, scalable, affordable and fair model to provide access to the tools for the entire supply chain. Dec 12, 20 the sustainable apparel coalitions higg index 2.
Environmentally conscious fabric selection in sportswear design. Apparel and footwear guide to successfully complete the sustainable apparel coalitions sac higg index 2. But some of these are generic materials and some may be your companies specific materials. Set yourself up for success or build your own dashboard templates to share internally or with clients. Its aim is to create a standard industry approach to measuring and evaluating sustainability impacts.
The higg materials sustainability index msi provides access to a large amount of relevant information about the impacts of material production used in the apparel, footwear, and home textile industries. Sustainability, higg index, south africa, cotton, retail. The sustainable apparel coalition sac released the higg index 2. The brand environmental module of the higg index 2. Index 2020 sector seminars nonwovens and sustainability tuesday 20 october 2020 14. The higg index, is a suite of sustainability assessment tools developed by the sustainable apparel coalition to assess the manufacturing facility, brand and product impacts of textile production. We would like to show you a description here but the site wont allow us. Impact factor, hindex, i10index and i20index of webology.
Launched in 2012, it was developed by the sustainable apparel coalition, a nonprofit organization founded by a group of fashion companies, the united states government environmental protection agency, and other nonprofit entities. The centerpiece of the sacs work is the higg index, a suite of. The index is presently composed of three modules, which use a standardized scoring methodology to rate the performance of an apparel companys brand, facilities, and products, respectively. As from december 2017, the facility environment module fem 3. Fashion needs to fix its data to tackle sustainability techrepublic. Its contributors, many of whom have years of experience study ing or working with major companies, nongovernmental organizations, interna. The trade association comprises brands, retailers, manufacturers, government and nongovernmental organizations and academic experts, representing more than onethird of the global apparel and footwear market. The higg index the centerpiece of the sacs work is the higg index, a suite of assessment tools that empower brands, retailers, and manufacturers to measure their environmental, social and labor impacts at every stage of the product lifecycle.
Sustainable apparel coalition dramatically improves. Check out the learn more section for of the higg msi for more instructions. The higg index is an apparel and footwear industry selfassessment standard for assessing environmental and social sustainability throughout the supply chain. The metrics created higg index are limited to a companys internal use for the evaluation and improvement of environmental performance. It was the result of a collaboration between walmart and patagonia. You must make sure that your fem completion rate is over 95% so you can post the fem.
Mohammad shameem hossain is uls higg index training expert. The higg fem verified score is based on the percentage of completed applicable. Download the higg index communications manual howtohigg. According to betsy blaisdell, the companys senior manager of environmental stewardship, it has creative new ways to involve employees and to partner with suppliers and competitors.
Our intent is that the lasting value of the higg index comes in creating lasting, quantifiable change within the industry. Having asos as part of the coalition widens the scope of our impact within the apparel industry and accelerates the change were making towards responsible industry actions. Higg index verification and suppliers improvement services for brands and retailers includes. The higg index by the sustainable apparel coalition is a questionnaire based selfassessment tool, tailored to the footwear and apparel sector. The centerpiece of the sacs work is the higg index, a suite of assessment tools that empower brands, retailers, and manufacturers to measure their environmental and social and labor impacts at every stage of the product lifecycle. The development of the higg index content has been a collaborative process. Developed by the sustainable apparel coalition, the higg index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes at every stage in their sustainability journey to accurately measure and score a company or products sustainability performance. Higg materials sustainability index higg msi materials play a significant role in a products lifetime sustainability impact. Target, adidas, tal group praise new sustainability tool. Sustainable apparel coalition 4 an apparel, footwear, and home textiles industry that produces no unnecessary environmental harm and has a positive impact on the people and communities associated with. You are welcome to use any msi materials in your product. For those just starting to implement sustainable practices, the higg index guides.
New ways to engage employees, suppliers and competitors in csr. At this meeting you will get further information about sac and the higg index and how brands involved use the higg index in practice. Fashion needs to fix its data to tackle sustainability. In 2007, the outdoor industry association oia sustainability working group swg began developing a groundbreaking assessment tool to enable companies to measure the impacts of their products, identify areas for improvement and make informed sourcing and product life cycle decisions throughout the supply chain. New ways to engage employees, suppliers and competitors in.
Fill out the form below to receive a downloadable pdf of higg fem questions. Sacs key collaboration tool is a suite of online measurement tools collectively known as the higg index, found at guidance for how to use and leverage the higg index is available in the how to higg resource that is accessible through all users of how to higg are defined as users. Materials sustainability in the higg index china water risk. K prahlad award recipient for leadership in sustainability. The higg index, announced by the sac, is primarily an indicator based. He is a higg index trainer with verification, authorized to offer higg fem training. Sustainable apparel coalition dramatically improves sustainability measurement with the higg index 2. It targets a spectrum of performance that allows beginners and leaders in environmental sustainability, regardless of company size, to identify opportunities. Roadmap to sustainable textiles and clothing springerlink. The higg index, announced by the sac, is primarily an indicatorbased. Higg fem evaluates the environmental performance of the factory in each natural year for example, the fem 2017 measures the performance from january to december.1097 228 1271 193 748 1502 547 1359 1063 529 784 570 1228 183 879 62 1351 414 576 1053 669 15 368 839 1082 399 280 150 39 226 1191 810 473 611 1041 445 399 137 498 638 1116 1418 1027