The Sustainable Apparel Coalition developed the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) to offer insights for manufacturers, brands, and retailers on the environmental performance of individual facilities, empowering them to scale their sustainability improvements.
The Higg Index is a range of tools for measuring value chain sustainability. The Higg FEM assesses the environmental performance of individual manufacturing facilities. Its scope includes
- Environmental management systems
- Water usage
- Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
- Wastewater management
- Air emissions
- Chemical management
- Waste management
Launched as a facility self-assessment tool, there has been an encouraging move towards third party verified metrics to increase credibility.
Eurofins offers Higg verification
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition approves Eurofins Consumer Products Assurance (CPA) as a Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) Verifier Body.
As an accredited Verified Body, approved verifiers of Eurofins CPA can conduct on-site audits to validate and confirm the information submitted by facilities, and facilities can then share their results with brands and retailers to demonstrate their achievement in environmental performance. Such validation is required once each year, removing excessive administrative work for the facilities
Eurofins is a Higg FEM Trainer Body
Eurofins Assurance network of laboratories is a Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) Trainer Body (TB), approved by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). As such, we can help businesses interested in the Higg FEM programme on how to scale their sustainability improvements.
Contact us today for further information on how the Eurofins Consumer Product Assurance team can help your facility validate your Higg submissions, or scale their sustainability improvements.
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