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SAN FRANCISCO – The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has released the 2019 Higg Facility Modules; tools developed to improve social and environmental sustainability within the textiles industry.

The introduction of the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) and Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (Higg FSLM) will address both environmental impact areas, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use and chemical management, and worker related focal points such as wages and workplace harassment.

The updated platform will provide data benchmarking and analytics enabling brands and retailers to evaluate the performance of their supply chains comparative to its peers.

“Access to data, particularly in the supply chain, can be a major barrier to apparel and footwear companies setting science-based climate change targets,” said the World Resources Institute’s vice president for institutional strategy and development, Elizabeth Cook. “With the Higg Facility Environmental Module, companies will be better equipped with consistent and robust data to set credible targets, identify performance improvement opportunities and track progress.”

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