As part of ASOS’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, it is a requirement for their supply chain partners to complete Higg FEM 2022.
ASOS has teamed up with Higg to provide support to their facility partners as they complete their assessment(s). Higg will be sending email communications throughout the reporting period to each supplier and/or facility. These Higg communications will provide facility-specific information on which self-assessments to purchase and complete. If you are contacted by Higg to complete a self-assessment, please note that this is a mandatory requirement from ASOS.
Higg are available, as well as your ASOS contacts, to provide any support to facilities to ensure you can complete assessments on time.
ASOS is requesting that all facilities contacted by Higg complete and purchase the Higg Facility Environment Module (FEM) by 31 March 2023.
When completing FEM:
- Suppliers and subcontractors must ensure facilities named (Tier 1-4) in the Higg comms complete the self-assessments
- All facilities must complete the following sections as minimum
- Site Info & Permit (completed in full)
- Energy and Water sections completed to Level 3
- EMS and Waste sections completed to Level 2
For more information on ASOS requirements, please see the Environmental Code of Conduct
ASOS is requesting that all facilities contacted purchase, complete and share their Higg Facility Environment Module 2022 with ASOS by 31 March 2023.
Any Higg FEM verification will need to be completed by 1st October 2023.
If you have any questions concerning this deadline, please contact ASOS on SACHigg@asos.com
- November 5, 2022 – Higg FEM 2022 self-assessment is accessible; Higg verification available to purchase
- January 1, 2023 – Higg FEM verification is accessible
- April 30, 2023 – Higg FEM 2022 self-assessment can no longer be unposted (once posted)
- October 31, 2023 – Higg FEM 2022 and verification is no longer available for purchase
- December 31, 2023 – Higg FEM 2022 reporting cycle ends; Last day to post both self and verified Higg FEM 2022
STEP 1: (IMPORTANT) Make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your company email’s safe email sender list, otherwise you risk not receiving the ongoing communications due to email firewalls. If you do not receive an email from Higg by 01 November 2022, please check your spam folder.
STEP 2: LOGIN OR CREATE A HIGG ACCOUNT
Facilities that already have active Higg accounts can log into Higg.org. If you do not have a Higg login and need to create new Higg account, start here to learn how to create a new user login and create a company account on Higg.org.
STEP 3: PURCHASE HIGG FACILITY SUBSCRIPTION
Once logged in, purchase the Higg Facility Environment Module (FEM) from the Higg subscriptions page to access the self-assessment.
STEP 4: (IMPORTANT) SHARE HIGG FEM WITH ASOS
Accept the module share request sent by ASOS.
If you do not see a pending share request from ASOS in your modules page, under Modules Requested, you should click the Share Module button and initiate the module share with ASOS.
Account Name: ASOS
Higg ID: 41228
STEP 5: COMPLETE AND POST HIGG SELF-ASSESSMENT(S) WITH ASOS
Complete 100% of the applicable questions, including the Energy Section to Level 2, which requires completion of the quantity of energy sourced in the last calendar year.
Once this is done in full, post the module. Facilities that have completed the Higg FEM in previous years can use the roll forward feature to easily copy data to the new self-assessment.
STEP 6: (OPTIONAL) VERIFY HIGG SELF-ASSESSMENT
Some top volume ASOS facilities will be contacted specifically to purchase and complete HiggFEM verification. If you are contacted by Higg to complete this, please note that this is a mandatory requirement from ASOS.
Verification of the self-assessment ensures that facilities have accurately completed all parts of the Higg Facility module – giving the self-assessment data the credibility and accuracy required to share publicly.
Higg’s training website, HowtoHigg.org, contains all of the information and guidance facilities need to help them at every stage of the module completion process. You will find an overview of the module, how to prepare, step by step instructions for how to complete and guidance on understanding results and the verification process.
- Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM)
- Higg Facility Social and Labor Module (FSLM)
- Training Events
- Customer Support
- Submit questions about Higg accounts, modules, and subscriptions to the Higg Support Team.
Who is Higg?
Higg is the sustainability insights platform, helping consumer goods businesses take responsibility for their entire impact – from materials to products, from factories to stores, across energy, waste, water, and working conditions. By making both data collection and performance analysis easier, we help brands and manufacturers make better environmental, social and governance decisions – across all parts of their business.
Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability.
What is the Higg Index?
The Higg Index is a suite of tools developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability, used by the footwear, apparel, textile, and other industries. Together, these tools are used to assess the environmental and social performance of both value chains and products. Each tool focuses on measuring a different parameter.