The Higg Index Facility Environmental Module is a self-assessment tool designed to assess the environmental impacts of apparel and footwear products.
This Higg Index Facility Environmental Module on-site/off-site verification protocol was developed to organize and harmonize the verification of the Higg Index self-assessment questionnaire. The objectives of the Higg index verification are to:
The Higg Index covers the following environmental criteria:
Clients can anticipate an approximate 12-week turn-around time to complete the verification process once the project is initiated.
Prepare Data and Documentation
Submit the completed Facility Environmental Module Higg Index Self-Assessment for each facility within the scope. Submit all supporting documentation for the credits achieved.
On-Site Verification /Off-Site Verification
If an on-site audit is selected, SCS will provide a 2-week window for the scheduled semi-announced on-site verification.
Following the completion of the on-site or off-site verification the verifier and the facility will develop a performance plan.
Final Reporting and Higg Score
The Verifier will finalize the report and Higg Score and submit to the SAC. The Facility may post the final verified report to Higg.org.
Verifications are valid for one year and require annual reassessments.
By completing and verifying the Higg Index, Manufacturers, Brands, Retailers can: