Tools & Services

Our tools measure, show hotspots, and indicate how companies can improve the health and performance of their value chain. Whether you’re established, or just starting out, anyone can influence the future of the planet.

The path to sustainability starts here

Designers and developers can control more than 80 percent of a product’s environmental impact. The best moment to make low-impact choices about materials and production is at the beginning of the creative process.

Higg Co helps you reduce energy use, combat audit fatigue, and safeguard those who work in your supply chain. No matter which stage you’re ready to improve, with our tools and help, you can make change sooner than you think.

Higg Product Tools

Higg Materials Sustainability Index

Allows designers to create custom materials, and in real-time understand their cradle-to-gate environmental impact.

The Higg MSI measures:
  • Water scarcity
  • Eutrophication
  • Chemicals
  • Climate Change
  • Resource Depletion and Fossils

Higg Design & Development Module

Once you’ve selected materials, this allows designers to create composite products, taking into consideration material properties like durability, cutting efficiency, and blends, and create custom product libraries for designing efficient cradle-to-gate products.
The Higg DDM measures:
  • Water scarcity
  • Eutrophication
  • Chemicals
  • Climate Change
  • Resource Depletion and Fossils

Higg Product Module

The most comprehensive of all of our suite of tools, the Higg Product Module allows brands and manufacturers to compare the full life-cycle of products in any category, and see which processes most impact overall sustainability, at a fraction of the industry-typical time and cost. This module integrates with your business’s own internal systems to measure and generate analytics, and calculate environmental impact for numerous apparel, footwear, and textile products at industrial scale.
The Higg PM measures:
  • Impact of Materials & Design
  • Manufacturing Impacts
  • Logistics
  • Retail
  • Product Care
  • End of Use Impacts

Higg Facility Tools

Higg Facility Environmental Module

Assess environmental aspects of product manufacturing at facilities, from water use, to waste management, chemical and energy use, and more. This self-assessment replaces facility audits and empowers facilities to gain a clear understanding of their strengths, and hotspots to improve. Since it’s 3rd party verified, this assessment is widely shareable and can be used in place of traditional audits for an entire year, minimizing audit fatigue.
The Higg FEM measures:
  • Environmental Management System
  • Energy Use
  • Water Use
  • Wastewater
  • Emissions to Air
  • Waste Management
  • Chemicals

Higg Facility Social & Labor Module

This module allows brands to holistically monitor the social impact of their manufacturing, and communicate with their facilities on items like employee treatment, health & safety, working hours, wages, and more.
The Higg FSLM measures:
  • Recruitment/Hiring
  • Working Hours
  • Wages & Benefits
  • Employee Treatment
  • Employee Involvement
  • Health & Safety
  • Termination
  • Management Systems

Higg Brand & Retail Tools

Higg Brand & Retail Module

This is a comprehensive tool that brands and retailers can use to measure the impact of individual products they sell in their stores, from cradle to grave, and their value chain. The Higg Brand & Retail Module pulls in a whole range of data to give a better macro understanding of the supply chain, from cradle to grave manufacturing metrics, transportation of goods, and packaging, to measuring environmental cost of your office headquarters, for an exhaustive look at how your company ranks in sustainability.
The Higg BRM measures:
  • General (Management)
  • Product Development
  • Supply Chain
  • Packaging
  • Transportation
  • Distribution Centers
  • Retail Stores
  • Product Use & EOU

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