Tool Access And Subscriptions

Higg is a subscription-based software platform.

Users choose from subscriptions designed for their type of business: for instance a facility/manufacturer, or a brand/retailer. 

Subscriptions include access to specific assessment tools and related features, as well as the ability to share data with other platform users. Subscriptions last for a single annual reporting cycle.  

1. Facility Subscription Plans

In September 2021, Higg introduced a simpler way to access facility tools to provide better value to facility users. Higg’s new facility subscriptions meet facilities where they are in their sustainability journey and provide them with everything they need for a reporting period, available for a single annual fee. Instead of purchasing individual modules, multiple assessments, and verification services throughout the year, facility users can now purchase a year’s worth of tools at once.

Please note, FEM2021 verification will be available for purchase starting January 2022. 

Facility Starter

Take the first step and begin measuring your environmental impact with this foundational assessment. Includes:

  • Facility Foundations – an introductory environmental assessment
  • Verification (for an additional verification program fee)
  • Unlimited shares of assessment

Please note – The Facility Starter plan is only available to facilities who have never completed a Higg FEM before.


Facility Environmental

Get a complete look at your environmental impact, to support buyer requirements. Includes:

  • Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM)
  • Verification (for an additional verification program fee)
  • Unlimited shares of assessment
  • Roll forward previous assessment data

Facility Plus

Understand your entire impact – across environmental and social – with features for sharing data, comparing performance to benchmarks, and exporting for deeper analysis. Includes:

  • Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM)
  • Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (FSLM)
  • Verification (for an additional verification program fee)
  • Unlimited shares of both assessments
  • Transfer Verified FSLM from SLCP
  • Benchmarking
  • CSV export of data
  • Roll forward previous assessment data
  • FEM Communication Toolkit

If a facility also wished to purchase access to the product tools, they can select both and complete the purchase with one transaction. Select all the items to purchase, then select Review and Pay to complete the payment.

2. ‘All Access’ Platform Subscriptions

Our subscriptions provide your business with tools, resources, and support – to help you at any point on your sustainability journey.


Basic access is open to all types of users. It is a great option for users starting their sustainability journey, and only contributing data to the platform or purchasing individual a la carte tools.

What’s included:

  • FEM, FSLM, BRM available to purchase
  • Pay to receive shared modules
  • Basic MSI access with 5 units


The Essentials plan is designed for businesses measuring impact across all parts of their value chain. Access is included for each of the Higg Index measurement tools, along with specific amounts of MSI and PM units.

What’s included:

  • FEM, FSLM, BRM included
  • Unlimited free shared modules
  • Full MSI access (including LCIA data) with 500 units
  • PM access with 50 units
  • Adoption Tool
  • Supply Impacts Feature


The Expanded Plan enables additional insights through the use of our Analytics tool, as well as support with facility engagement and the assignment of a dedicated Customer Success Manager to support your adoption process.

What’s included:

  • FEM, FSLM, BRM included
  • Unlimited free shared modules
  • Full MSI access (including LCIA data) with 1000 units
  • PM access with 100 units
  • Adoption Tool with list loading service
  • Analytics Tool
  • Supply Impacts Feature

Advanced & Custom

The Advanced Plan offers our entire suite of tools, and our full support with facility engagement, including  list management and custom communications.

What’s included:

  • FEM, FSLM, BRM included
  • Unlimited free shared modules
  • Full MSI access (including LCIA data) with 2000 units
  • PM access with 200 units
  • Adoption Tool, including full Adoption Services
  • Analytics Tool
  • Supply Impacts Feature

Finally, if you need additional support and services, we can create a Custom plan tailored to your needs that builds on the Advanced Plan.


Service plan pricing is dependent on the company revenue. Please see the chart below for the full pricing breakdown.

If you would like to upgrade your service level, please contact the customer support team here.

3. Product Tools Annual Subscription

If you want to focus on your materials and products, the Product Tools subscription helps you compare the environmental impact of different materials during design and estimate the total impact of particular products. Includes:

  • 250 Material Sustainability Index (MSI) items
  • 25 Product Module (PM) items
  • MSI LCIA (Life Cycle Impact Assessment) data

If a facility user wants access to the Product Tools in addition to what is included with their facility subscription, they can purchase stand alone access with the Product Tools Annual subscription.

4. Additional Services and Add-Ons

APIs Overview

With Higg API access, users can integrate platform data into their internal systems (whether custom solutions or third-party software).

We offer APIs for our facility assessment data as well as our materials sustainability index, to enable your designers, managers, and sustainability teams to easily make more informed decisions.

Materials API

With the materials API, your designers and sustainability stakeholders can choose from over 200+ raw materials in the MSI, with material impacts values automatically sent to your Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems:

  • Global Warming
  • Water Scarcity
  • Fossil Fuel Depletion
  • Water Consumption
  • Biogenic Carbon

Assessments API

For brands managing larger amounts of data, our API allows you to configure automated flows into your supplier management system – from assessment tools including FEM, FSLM, and BRM.

Compared to working with individual CSVs and manual integration, this can be a tremendous time saver for certain brands.