30 Nov '17, 11am

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This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an update to the Higg Index , the global apparel industry’s standard to assess environmental and social sustainability across the sector’s entire value chain. Registration is now open for the new Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM), a self-assessment tool that seeks to standardize sustainability measurements for apparel, footwear, and textile mills. One goal of the Higg FEM is to allow garment factories of any size worldwide to assess their overall sustainability performance and share the results seamlessly with their supply chain partners. In addition, the SAC is touting this tool as a way to combat “audit fatigue ,” long the bane of many garment companies’ suppliers, which frequently operate on thin margins. While stakeholders in the garment sector agree audits are needed on just about everything from ...

Full article: https://www.triplepundit.com/2017/11/global-apparel-indus...

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