Advanced Facility Engagement Guidelines | Boll and Branch

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As part of Boll and Branch’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, it is a requirement for their supply chain partners to complete Higg FEM with verification and Higg FSLM with verification 

Boll and Branch has teamed up with Higg to provide support to their facility partners as they complete their assessments. Higg will be sending email communications throughout the reporting period to each facility. These Higg communications will provide resources and guidance on next steps to ensure facilities are getting the support they need to meet Boll and Branch completion requirements on time.

Boll and Branch’s Deadlines (2022-2023)

Boll and Branch is requesting that all their facilities purchase the Higg Facility Plus Subscription] by December 31st.

You must complete the purchase process on the Higg platform to access the Higg FEM 2022 self-assessment.

Boll and Branch encourages you to take advantage of the current Higg early bird promotions.

  • $100 off Facility Plus. Discount code: PLUS2022

 Key Dates:

  • 1/31/2023– Self-assessments for both FEM & FSLM  MUST be completed, POSTED and SHARED with Boll and Branch
  • 2/28/2023 – Verification must be completed for both FEM & FSLM, POSTED and SHARED with Boll and Branch

Higg.org

  • 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 info@higg.com 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[12/15/22, 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 Plus Subscription from the Higg subscriptions page to access the Higg FEM and FSLM

STEP 4: (IMPORTANT) SHARE HIGG FEM WITH Boll and Branch
Accept the module share request sent by Boll and Branch
If you do not see a pending share request from Boll and Branch in your modules page, under Modules Requested, you should click the Share Module button and initiate the module share with Boll and Branch.

Sharing Details
Account Name: Boll & Branch LLC
Higg ID: 161228

STEP 5: COMPLETE AND POST HIGG SELF-ASSESSMENT(S) WITH Boll and Branch
Complete 100% of the applicable questions and post the module. Facilities that have completed the Higg FEM and FSLM in previous years can use the roll forward feature to easily copy data to the new self-assessment.

STEP 6:  VERIFY HIGG SELF-ASSESSMENT
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.

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.