Understand BRM Results

After brands have posted and shared their BRMs, scores and additional results reports will be available in the BRM tab.

1. Accessing Shared Modules

Before any data or scores are available, a brand must first share their completed and posted BRM. To check the share status, go to the BRM modules page:

    1. Go to the BRM tab at the top of the account homepage, then click Modules.
    2. Use the sections on the side to see
      • Modules Requested: modules you have requested that are waiting for the facility to approve
      • Modules Received: modules that have been shared with you that are waiting for you to accept
      • Shared with Me: modules that have been successfully shared and accepted
      • My Modules, My Shares and Share Requests are not applicable, as a facility account will not have a BRM module

If the share request has not been completed, you will not have access to any BRM data. Once you have received the shared modules, you can view scores, results reports, and view the Benchmarking feature.

2. Score Reports

Facilities can view the shared Higg BRM assessments scores and access benchmarking information.

The Higg BRM scores are reflected through three different areas of the module: Environmental section, Social section, and Lifecycle Stage. Each question is equally weighted across the entire module. Additionally, all scores are displayed as percentages to allow for comparability across all BRM modules.

Score Report

1. Go to the BRM tab and click the ‘Modules’ page and then go to the ‘Shared with me’ tab. Select the module you would like to view and click the three dots, then ‘Overview’.

2. On the module dashboard, select View Details to see the full score report. 

3. You can view each section’s BRM scores. The total self-assessment and verified assessment scores (if the brand has completed verification) are at the bottom. If a brand has only completed the BRM self-assessment, a verified assessment score will not be available.

Lifecycle Scores

In addition to the section score report, scores can also be viewed for each lifecycle stage: product, supply change, packaging, etc. These scores combine environmental and social/labor performance into one score for each stage.

3. Critical Issues

An additional results report is available for the BRM. The Critical Issues and Areas of Opportunities report shows areas for improvement based on levels 1-3 (foundational, progressive, aspirational) and any critical issues.

4. Benchmarking

To make social and environmental improvements in the apparel, footwear, and textile industry, we must compare year over year performance and track progress, both as an organization and among peers. The Higg Index benchmarking feature enables users to do that, promoting continued sustainability performance improvement over time.

Filters:

On the left side, there is a navigation bar with single selection and multiple selection conditions. Two rules for the conditions:

  • The more conditions you select, the smaller the scope of modules with which you will compare.
  • After you choose a condition, if there is no related data reflected for critical issues, it means that this condition is not applicable for “my modules” or “shared modules” or all modules.

Please note, if there are less than 3 modules that meet your selection criteria no industry data will be displayed.

Individual filters

  • My Modules/Shared with Me
    • My Modules: selecting this will compare your modules with all similar brands in the industry.
    • Shared with Me: selecting this will compare all shared modules you have received with all similar brands in the industry.
  • Module Type
    • 2019 BRM: The BRM module completed in 2020, with 2019 calendar year data.
    • 2020 BRM: The BRM module completed in 2021, with 2020 calendar year data.
  • Verification Status
    • BRM: self-assessed BRM data
    • vBRM: verified BRM data

Multiple selection condition

All the information in these filters is from the Company Profile section of the BRM.

  • Location: where the headquarters are located
  • Ownership: whether the company has public, private or subsidiary ownership
  • Retailer: do they purchase products from other companies to sell
  • Brand: do they create their own product
  • Stores: do they have physical stores
  • Distribution: online vs in-store distribution
  • Product Type: what type of product do they sell
  • Company revenue: annual revenue in USD
  • Regions sold: in which regions of the world do they sell products
  • Employees: total number of employees

Critical Issues

There are currently nine questions in the Higg BRM that have been identified as critical issues throughout the Higg BRM development process. These critical issues are intended to highlight some of the actions that are most urgent for organizations to take.

  • My Modules: The amount of Critical Issues flags in your completed Higg BRM, or the average number for your shared Higg BRMs.
  • All Other Modules: The average number of Critical Issue flags for all other posted Higg BRM modules

Critical Issue Questions 

Each of the nine Critical Issues questions has a card and displays the question 

Your answer is displayed in the center of the card. The percentage of Shared Modules and All Other Modules that answered the same way will be displayed below. 

  • If your answer has a red flag next to it, that means your answer is problematic and a critical issue that you need to address urgently. 

For further guidance on the 9 critical issues and how to address them, please see the guidance here.

Scores

Environmental 

  • My Modules: your completed Higg BRM or shared  Higg BRM modules 
  • All Higg BRM Modules: all industry Higg BRM modules 
  • For each section of the Higg BRM, the industry average score will be displayed. For all applicable sections of your module or shared modules, the average scores will be displayed.
  • Average total environmental score is displayed on the far left.

Social

  • My Modules: your completed Higg BRM or shared Higg BRM modules 
  • All Higg BRM Modules: all industry Higg BRM modules 
  • For each section of the Higg BRM, the industry average score will be displayed. For all applicable sections of your module or shared modules, the average scores will be displayed.
  • Average total social score is displayed on the far left.

Lifecycle Stages 

  • My Modules: your completed Higg BRM or shared Higg BRM modules 
  • All Higg BRM Modules: all industry Higg BRM modules 
  • For each lifecycle section of the Higg BRM, the industry average score will be displayed. For all applicable sections of your module or shared modules, the average scores will be displayed.
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