Facility Preview Platform Guide

Table of Contents

1. Accessing Facility Preview 

  • Purchase
  • Activate Facility Preview
  • How to Navigate

2. Complete Facility Preview

  • Data Rollforward 
  • Complete the Facility Preview and FEM 2020

3. View Facility Preview Data

  • View online 
  • View through the downloaded CSV and excel files

4. Facility Preview Data Sharing 

  • Module page Facility Preview enabled
  • Facility Preview sharing 
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1. Access Facility Preview 

Purchase

If the facilities have been requested to complete Facility Preview, they must first purchase Higg FEM 2020. They don’t need to spend additional cost on getting the Facility Preview and only need to purchase a Higg FEM 2020. To purchase Higg FEM 2020, please see our guidance here.

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Activate Facility Preview

You must have purchased Higg FEM 2020 and been added by a brand to a Facility Preview enabled cadence. Once both steps have been completed, you can access the Facility Preview questions.

They will appear as a new section in the left sidebar of the online FEM assessment.

You can also export the assessment and complete it in the offline Excel version of the tool. To download, click the Excel button on the FEM dashboard. 

How to Navigate

Navigation of the Facility Preview functions the same as navigation of any of the sections of the Higg FEM. For guidance on how to navigate the tool, please see our general Higg FEM guidance here.

2. Complete Facility Preview and FEM 2020

Data Roll Forward

If you have a completed and posted FEM 2019, you can see this feature after accessing the new purchased FEM 2020 (when you click “View/Edit FEM” for the first time to access the FEM 2020 after purchasing). Since Facility Preview consists primarily of the Level One questions in the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) assessment, most data  in FEM 2019 can be rolled forward to the Facility Preview and FEM 2020. Please click here to check the Roll Forward rules.

Complete Facility Preview

There are three options for a facility to complete the Facility Preview section.

Option 1: Complete and submit Facility Preview only: The facility is only required to complete the Facility Preview section. After reaching 100% completion in that section, they will be able to post without needing to complete the rest of the FEM 2020 sections (The full FEM 2020 sections are open to the facilities)

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Option 2: Complete both Facility Preview and Higg FEM but don’t need to submit Facility Preview : The facility is required to complete Facility Preview in addition to the rest of the Higg FEM but they are not required to submit their Facility Preview section. They will complete the Preview section as they would each of the other sections in the FEM, and once they have reached 100% completion they can post the full assessment.

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Option 3: Complete both Facility Preview and Higg FEM but need to submit Facility Preview

The facility is required to complete Facility Preview in addition to the rest of the Higg FEM but they are also required to submit their Facility Preview section. They will complete and submit the Preview section. Then they will go ahead to complete the FEM 2020. Once they have reached 100% completion they can post the full assessment.

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Note:

  • Although these RefIDs will appear in Facility Preview, these RefIDs will also appear in the original location within the assessment as they are actually just duplicated.
  • The answers completed in the Facility Preview section will be pre-answered accordingly with the corresponding duplicate answer in the other part of the assessment. So if the Facility Preview section is answered with the completion rate, the rest of FEM sections will have the related data and completion rate too.

Please see the guidance below for these three options.

Option 1: Complete and submit Facility Preview only

If the facility is required to submit Facility Preview, they will receive a message on the top with the Facility Preview submission requirement from their brands.

Once the facility has completed the preview section with 100% completion rate, they will be able to submit Facility Preview. 

After submitting, they will see the submission successfully message on the top. Please note that submitting Facility Preview won’t change the status of FEM 2020 to ASC since the FEM 2020 is not completed with the status of ASI still. 

Option 2: Complete both Facility Preview and Higg FEM but don’t need to submit Facility Preview

If the facility is required to complete both Facility Preview and Higg FEM but not submit Facility Preview, they won’t see the message on the top to submit Facility Preview from their brands. 

Once they complete both Facility Preview and Higg FEM with 100% of complete rate, they can just click the “Submit/Post Assessment” button as the standard posting flow of FEM to post the assessment and the status will become ASC. The facility won’t see the submission button on the top after completing the Facility Preview section.

Option 3: Complete both Facility Preview and Higg FEM but need to submit Facility Preview

The facility will receive a message on the top with the Facility Preview submission requirement from their brands. After completing and submitting Facility Preview with 100% of completion rate, they will see the submission successfully message on the top – please refer to the screenshot of option 1. Then they can continue to complete the FEM 2020 with 100% completion rate and then they can just click the “Submit/Post Assessment” button as the standard posting flow of FEM to post the assessment and the status will become ASC.

For more information on completing the full Higg FEM, please see our guidance here.

3. View the Facility Preview Data

View online 

Click “View FEM” on the FEM 2020 dashboard to access the data online.

View through the downloaded EXCEL and CSV

You can go to the FEM dashboard or FEM module page to download the excel or CSV file (FEM 2020 or CSV 2) to review the Facility Preview data. 

On the CSV file, there are three fields to get the Facility Preview information. These will fields will serve as an indicator of which facilities have Facility Preview. 

Facility Preview (fpreview):  if the assessment has the Facility Preview section on their assessment. 

Facility Preview Submission (fpreviewsubmission): if the facility is able to submit their Facility Preview without having to post their full FEM 2020. 

Facility Preview Submitted (fpreviewsubmitted): if the facility has submitted their Facility Preview and partially posted their Facility Preview data.

If the facility completes and submits Facility Preview, the Facility Preview data will be seen on the CSV file. 

If the facility complete the Facility Preview but not submit it, the Facility Preview data will be seen on the CSV after the full FEM 2020 is completed and posted. 

4. Facility Preview Data Sharing

Facility Preview Sharing

Facility Preview Sharing will work identically to the current FEM workflow. Please refer to the guidance here.

Facilities must share their assessment with others like brands, retailers or parent manufacturer companies in order for them to receive either Facility Preview section data only or the Posted full FEM 2020 with Facility Preview data.

 

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