The Sustainable Apparel Coalition kicked off their Facility Tools Summit in June that featured leading voices in the industry and discussed the Higg Facility Tool and how it can improve performance for facilities in your value chain. But how does it work, and who's using this tool in their facility?
The Higg Facility Tool can help you manage, measure, improve sustainability performance in your facilities, and meet your sustainability goal and ambitions. This tool is Standardizing the Measurement of Social and Environmental Impacts in Facilities by informing manufacturers, brands, and retailers about the environmental performance of their individual facilities, while empowering them to scale sustainability improvements.
1 | Social & Labor Module
The Higg Social & Labor Module promotes safe labor conditions along with fair pay for the billions of garment and textile factory workers all around the world. This tool allows factories and facilities to use the scored assessment that will help understand hotspots, and reduce audit fatigue, keeping your factory workers safe and making sure that they are being treated with the ethical standards they deserve.
2 | Environmental Module
The Higg Facility Environmental Module will inform manufacturers, brands and retailers of the environmental performance of the facilities they are working with. This module gives a clear picture of the environmental impact and will help brands prioritize opportunity for performance improvements. Staying up to date with your factory's production and how its being run will be easier than ever when working with this tool.
3 | Higg's Impact
Textile and garment production takes place in thousands of factories all around the world, and each facility has its own role in the sustainability industry. The standardized social and environmental assessments that inspire conversations with valued chain partners to improve every tier in the global value chain. This tool has impacted brands like, H&M, Target, and VF Corporations, and manufacturers like TAL Apparel and RT Knits.
Not being able to monitor your factory in person can be tough, but tools like this will only strengthen your standardized social and environmental assessments. Read more about the Higg Facility Tool here, to learn about their program and how it can build your factory's social and environmental Impact.