The Higg Brand & Retail Module (Higg BRM) is a tool which provides more than 500 brands and retailers, committed to use it, with a comprehensive way to assess their performance for 16 social and 11 environmental parameters of their global value chain. These include parameters such as human rights, fair wages or greenhouse gas emissions. Users can manage their sustainability priorities based on the results. This will make it possible for the apparel industry to compare sustainability performance at a brand level.
This suite of tools aims to protect people and the planet. It helps businesses of all sizes measure the social and environmental impacts of their value chain by identifying sustainability risks along many different lifecycle stages of fashion items. These lifecycle stages include distribution centers, management systems, offices, packaging, product, retail stores, supply chain, transportation and use & end of use.
New free Webinar: How to prepare for the Higg BRM Verification
We at Leadership and Sustainability have prepared a webinar to inform you about some of the details, requirements and the verification process of Higg BRM so that you can commence and continue your 2021 self-assessment with confidence and be prepared for your verification.
Leadership & Sustainability as a Higg BRM Verifier
Leadership & Sustainability is an approved verifier body for the Higg Brand and Retail Module (BRM). The L&S team members have gone through the coursework necessary to deliver Sustainable Apparel Coalition Higg BRM verifications.
In 2021, Leadership & Sustainability has verified nearly 20 brands and retailer modules. By using the Higg BRM, conscientious businesses can track, measure, and share their sustainability progress with value chain partners, consumers, investors, and other key stakeholders. Developed by the industry, this trusted assessment helps brands and retailers establish and maintain strong corporate social responsibility strategies and practices that promote the well-being of workers and the planet.request a Higg BRM verification. This will be updated as soon as the verification protocol for Higg BRM 2023 has been finalized by SAC and Sumerra, the oversight organization.
Leadership & Sustainability and its longstanding commitment to SAC
We are happy to announce that also in 2022 we are proud members and supporters of SAC! We are members at a strategic level and therefore demonstrate industry leadership by driving impact.
As an associate SAC member, we can collaborate with the largest and most diverse industry network focused on creating transformative change. As SAC works on the reduction of environmental and social impacts of products around the world, we share the vision of “a global consumer goods industry that gives more than it takes – to the planet and its people.”
Leadership & Sustainability is able to support you with the tools in Higg Index, for example:
- Brand and retail module (BRM)
- Facility environmental module (FEM)
- Facility social and labor module (FSLM/ SLCP)
Please contact us to learn more.
We look forward to seeing you in the webinar!
Karin & the Team