SAC

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is a trade organization representing nearly 40% of the global market share for apparel and footwear. The SAC is comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government, and non-governmental organizations and academic experts, representing more than a third of the global apparel, footwear and home textiles market. The Coalition is working to reduce the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products around the world.
The focus of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is The Higg Index – a suite of assessment tools that standardizes the measurement of the environmental and social impacts of apparel and footwear products across the product lifecycle and throughout the value chain.

About The Higg Index Suite of Tools

  • The Higg Index was developed for apparel, footwear and home textiles products for measuring both environmental and social/labor performance.
  • The Higg Index is based on life-cycle thinking and spans the apparel life cycle (materials, manufacturing, packaging, transportation, use, and end-of-life).
  • The Higg Index has two that are ready to be used by facilities, vendors, or manufacturers to assess specific facility sites:


  1. Facility Module – Environment: Apparel/Footwear:used to assess environmental performance of material, packaging, and manufacturing facilities.
  1. Facility Module – Social/Labor: Apparel/Footwear - Beta: used to assess the social and labor performance of material, packaging, and manufacturing facilities.