Find all supporting documentation, guides and additional downloadable resources for all of our tools.
FEM 2021 How to Higg Guide – FEM Content Guidance contains detailed guidance for each question of the Higg FEM2021. For each question, you will be able to understand the intent of the question, related technical guidance and how this question will be verified.
FEM 2020 How to Higg Guide – FEM Content Guidance contains detailed guidance for each question of the Higg FEM2020. For each question, you will be able to understand the intent of the question, related technical guidance and how this question will be verified.
Higg FEM Reference Guide (PDF) – This is a reference guide for navigating Higg FEM data. It provides a technical, slightly narrative description of the Higg FEM data as well as reference documentation for all FEM questions (including tooltips, conditionalities, answer options, and points).
All FEM Excel Reference Index (Excel) – This is a reference index with RefID’s and additional information on scoring, applicabilities, and more for all FEMs from 2017 through 2020.
FEM Performance Data CSV – The FEM Performance Data (CSV) features the key facility environmental performance data that Higg customers often want to feature in their internal reports and sustainability analyses.
FEM Units Conversions and Emissions Factors – For a complete list of unit conversions and emissions factors used in the Higg FEM please see the attached document below.
FSLM CAF1.4 Excel Reference Index (PDF) – This is a reference index with RefID’s and additional information on scoring, applicabilities, and more for FSLM CAF1.4.
Getting Started Guide – This guide explains the process of getting yourself and your team members prepared to complete the BRM.
Data Collection Guide – This document provides a high level overview to understand what type of information and documentation to collect prior to completing the tool. The more information collected in this stage, the easier the tool will be to fill out.
BRM How to Higg Guide – The How to Higg goes question by question through the assessment and provides detailed support to answer each question, how the question will be verified, the intent of the question, and more.
BRM Glossary – Learn key terms and phrases used in the BRM. Click here.
Additional Documents – Environment
- Understanding Environmental Due Diligence
- Conducting Environmental Risk Assessment
- Overview: Environmental Risk(s) & Impacts
- Setting Baselines and Targets
- Addressing Supply Chain Impacts
Additional Documents – Social
- Understanding Human Rights Due Diligence
- Conducting Human Rights Risk Assessment
- Overview: Social Risk(s) & Impacts
- Checklist: Program Alignment with UN Guiding Principles
- Setting Baselines and Targets
- Track & Communicate Progress
Higg MSI Methodology Document – This document describes the assessment and scoring methodology used for the Higg MSI. This includes how the data is organized, requirements for the data, why different impact methods were chosen, and how the MSI points are normalized.
Higg PM Methodology Document – This document describes the assessment and scoring methodology used for the Higg PM.
Beta Communication Guidelines – The Higg Index Beta Communications Guidelines outline how Higg Index users may communicate Higg Index performance. The guidelines currently feature how to communicate performance for the Higg Facility Environment Module (Higg FEM), Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), and Higg Product Module (Higg PM).