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The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2011, covering the apparel, footwear, and home textile industries. It has more than 200 members, including brands and manufacturers, retailers and government organizations, trade organizations, non-profit organizations, universities and service providers such as SGS. In 2013, SGS formed a strategic partnership with the SAC, as a member of the Steering Technical Committee. Meanwhile, we are directly involved in the development of the Higg V2 & V3 content and verification protocol, as well as steering convergence of Chemical Management for Higg V3. In addition, we are a technical reviewer for the new “How to Higg Manual” and Higg V3 verifier training content. SGS was recently invited to join the Higg Facilities Advisory Council that will replace the Higg steering committee and will drive the development of the Higg Facilities Social and Environmental Modules.

The Higg Index

Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment.



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