Higg Index makes common language possible in the sustainability field in fashion industry. It is feasible to know impact level where companies are in its stage of circularity by this platform. Abiteks aims to has a transparent supply chain and want to be sure what can be accessible by any stakeholder. Sustainability is not a challenge but voluntariness. And a journey that the industry must try to build unity. Higg Index aims to have a positive climate impact of all manufacturers and fashion brands in the future. We are aware that the first step to this impact is due diligence and declaration, then setting realistic targets and commitments.
Higg FEM - Facilities Environmental Module
Higg Index is a holistic self-assessment tool which is translate all performance including production, brand, retailing and supplier activities. Sustainability must encompass all the aspect of a supply chain. Is that organic cotton or is that fair treatment in a factory?
Environmental, social, and economic performance cannot be considered separately from each other. Higg Index gives the opportunity to start a discussion between brands and suppliers this triple bottom line in their supply chain.
Higg FEM is a tool that addressed a lot of impacts: water, biodiversity, energy, land use, waste, chemicals and social. In the module, materials, transport, packaging, use and service, manufacturing, and end of life stages of life of a product are taking into consideration. Manufacturers are not only responsible for the design and production phase of a product, but also, they have to think about the story process after the product becomes waste. A facility or a brand using the Higg FEM to score of its own sustainability policy and able to already compare among other users to see where they are strong, to improve or to move forward. Simple and standardized approach towards sustainability that can help also from the moment to start producing and designing.
Transparency and scalability. Transparent because self-assessment is audited. Scalable because user spectrum is huge.