The HIGG Index by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is a questionnaire based self-assessment tool, tailored to the footwear and apparel sector. The tool assesses a company’s sustainability management system and performance across the value chain. The tool has three modules based on the user’s interests and needs. Each of these modules focuses on a different section of the value chain: either assessing a factory/production unit, a whole brand or a product’s environmental and social impacts across its life cycle.
Use the HIGG Index assessment tool when you want to identify areas for improvement in your sustainability management system; asses environmental and social performance of your apparel, textiles or footwear factory, brand or product; or benchmark company performance results against the industry averages (for members).