The Higg Index
The Higg index 1.0 is a suite of sustainable assessment tools developed by SAC organization released first time in 2012, and is primarily an indicator based assessment tool for apparel and footwear products. The tools are easily accessible and has been used and improved by hundreds of organizations, both members of SAC and others (a significantly better version Higg Index 2.0 was released in 2013).
Basically, the Higgs Index is a life cycle thinking approach and measure the flow of materials, manufacturing, transportation, packaging, consume and end-of-life of garments/products, However, the life cycle assessment approach (LCA) demands a much higher degree of involvement. Design works, etc. The assessment tools, called modules, evaluate impacts through three different channels: brand, facility, and product, even though, it is not mandatory to use all three channels. Higgs Index is based on a practice approach using qualitative questions to gauge environmental sustainability performance and drive behavior for improvement. The Higg Index is based mostly upon Eco Index, Nike’s Apparel Environmental Design Tool, Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP) reference tools, and Social/Labour Best Practice Tools. The Higg index is made to help organizations standardize how they measure and evaluate the environmental performance of apparel products across the supply chain at the brand, facility and product level.
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