Prepare for the FSLM

1. SLCP, Higg and the Higg FSLM

The FSLM is built on the converged framework of the Social & Labor Convergence Program (SLCP). They develop the content that underpins the Higg FSLM. On the Higg platform, the FSLM takes that content and creates a scored assessment that helps improve social and labor conditions for supply chain workers while reducing audit fatigue for factories around the world.

2. FSLM CAF1.4 Key Updates

With the release of the SLCP Converged Assessment Framework (CAF)1.4, there have been significant content changes to the FSLM. Please review the full list of changes here.

3. Set up the FSLM 

As a first step to starting the Higg FSLM, ensure that each of the following steps has been completed before starting the assessment.

  1. Create your account on the SLCP Gateway.
  2. Create your account on the Higg platform.
  3. Add any colleagues or team members who will assist in the module completion process. This can be done from the ‘My Team’ tab in your Higg account. Review full guidance here.
  4. Make sure you have an active FSLM in your account. If not, review guidance on how to purchase one here.

4. Prepare for FSLM completion 

Once the account is fully set up, the next step is to prepare to complete the module. This includes engaging with employees, collecting data and documents, and more to ensure that you are prepared to answer all the required questions in the Higg FSLM.

  • Overall completion process: See below a full chart of the FSLM completion process from registration to a posted vFSLM.
  • Understand time requirements: The time required to complete the Higg FSLM will vary depending on your understanding level of the questions and how much of the required data and information you have already collected prior to starting the module. Typically, it will take between four and six weeks to complete the full module.
  • Engaging colleagues: Make sure that you have engaged the relevant subject matter experts at your facility to complete the Higg FSLM. Below is a checklist of suggested personnel that you can engage to get the most accurate information for each Higg Index Section.
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