Advanced Facility Engagement Guidelines | Nordstrom


As part of Nordstrom’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, it is a requirement for their supply chain partners to complete Higg FEM, vFEM, FSLM, and vFSLM.

 Nordstrom has teamed up with Higg to provide support to their facility partners as they complete their assessment(s). 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 Nordstrom’s completion requirements on time.

Nordstrom’s Deadlines (2022-2023)

Nordstrom is requiring that all their facilities purchase the Higg Facility Environmental Subscription.  

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

Nordstrom encourages you to take advantage of the current Higg early bird promotions.

  • $50 off Facility Environmental 2022:
    • Discount code: FEM2022
  • $100 off Facility Plus 2022:
    • Discount code: PLUS2022

December 31, 2022 is the deadline to purchase the modules at the discounted rate for facility subscription purchase, self-assessment posting/sharing, and verification posting.

  • November 3, 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 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 December 7th, 2022, please check your spam folder.

Facilities that already have active Higg accounts can log into 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

Once logged in, purchase the Higg Facility Environmental Subscription from the Higg subscriptions page to access the Higg FEM and vFEM.

Accept the module share request sent by Nordstrom.
If you do not see a pending share request from Nordstrom in your modules page, under Modules Requested, you should click the Share Module button and initiate the module share with Nordstrom.

Sharing Details
Account Name: Nordstrom
Higg ID: 28978

Complete 100% of the applicable questions and post the module. Facilities that have completed the Higg FEM or FSLM in previous years can use the roll forward feature to easily copy data to the new 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,, 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.

  • Customer Support
    • Submit questions about Higg accounts, modules, and subscriptions to the Higg Support Team.

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.