Sustainable Apparel Coalition – Engaging Key Stakeholders
The Higg Index is a tool developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The implementation of this tool is one of the Group’s key focus areas. SAC is an organization bringing together key players in the fashion industry accounting for approximately 40% of the world market for apparel and footwear. SAC leads the way in creating a common sustainability standard throughout a product’s full lifecycle – both environmentally and socially. The core tool, The Higg Index, allows companies and suppliers to benchmark their scores against other users of the index in a transparent forum, supporting a new, partnership-based approach to value chain management. Since IC Group joined SAC, the Group has participated actively in developing The Higg Index and implemented all three modules of the index – the product, the brand and the facility modules.
For more information on the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, please see www.apparelcoalition.org.