The Sustainable Apparel Coalition
A collective of sustainability standard-setters. With the combined knowledge of 250+ members, they build the Higg Index, the most comprehensive measurement of supply chain sustainability.
The Higg Index
A measurement system which is the summation of work of the SAC. Contains the content of what should be measured, accounted for, and considered in supply chain impact.
The agile technology used to measure and systematically improve your supply chain impact. Higg has exclusive licensing use of the Higg Index.
We have only a decade to radically transform how humanity impacts the planet.
Yet today, no one can accurately measure the environmental and social impact of a given product – despite growing consumer demand for more sustainable choices. Without accurate measurement and full visibility into a product’s impact, we believe that the sustainable transformation industries need will remain impossible.
Higg is on a mission to change that. Bringing together decades of experience in sustainability, technology, and consumer goods, we’re building an accessible digital platform to enable brands, retailers, and manufacturers to accelerate individual and collective transformation.
In 2009, Patagonia and Walmart formed the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a nonprofit industry association dedicated to collective solutions for reducing the environmental and social footprint of the apparel and footwear industries. A core focus of the SAC has been the development of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability.
Higg was spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2019 as a public-benefit technology company. As the the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, Higg develops digital tools and resources to scale its adoption across the world.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition
250+ brands, retailers, and manufacturers developing solutions for a more sustainable industry
The Higg Index
A universal framework for accurately scoring and comparing a company or product’s sustainable impact
The sustainability insights platform built on Higg Index methodologies
“It’s a rare moment in your life where you get to work on something that has the potential to change things at a planetary level. It’s a humbling privilege.”
“We have a global crisis on our hands. Being part of Higg is how I contribute to what we all have ahead of us.”
“The data and systems we deploy at Higg are critical tools in our sustainability evolution. Each and every day I am excited to be a part of that process.”
“When the next generation asks me what I was doing in the midst of our climate crisis, Higg is an answer I can stand squarely behind.”
“Change always requires vision, but complex change at scale also demands a common language. That’s what Higg is creating. I’ve never been more excited by an opportunity to help build the future we want.”