Advanced Facility Engagement Guidelines | United Legwear


As part of United Legwear & Apparel’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, it is a requirement for their supply chain partners to complete Higg FEM and FSLM with verification.

 United Legwear & Apparel Co., is committed to greater environmental responsibility, reducing our carbon footprint, and protecting the planet. ULAC’s sustainability initiatives for the next decade and beyond are very ambitious and include widespread use of recycled materials in our products and packaging; more efficient waste and water management; improved energy conservation; the reduction of chemical discharge and dangerous emissions in both the manufacture and transport of goods, and investment in new technologies that will reduce our reliance on non-renewable energy sources and raw materials.

United Legwear 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 United Legwear’s completion requirements on time.

United Legwear is requesting that all their facilities purchase the Higg Facility Plus Subscription

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

FEM 2022 Deadlines 

April 1st, 2023 – Self-assessment shared and posted deadline 

November 1st, 2023 – Verification shared and posted with brand 

FSLM Deadlines

November 1st, 2023 – Self-assessment shared and posted deadline 

November 1st, 2023 – Verification shared and posted with brand

  • 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 3/17/23, 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 Plus Subscription from the Higg subscriptions page to access the Higg FEM and FSLM.

STEP 4: (IMPORTANT) SHARE HIGG FEM WITH United Legwear Higg ID 135876
Accept the module share request sent by United Legwear Higg ID 135876.
If you do not see a pending share request from United Legwear Higg ID 135876 in your modules page, under Modules Requested, you should click the Share Module button and initiate the module share with United Legwear Higg ID 135876

Sharing Details
Account Name: United Legwear Co LLC
Higg ID: 135876

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.

Please feel free to reach out to if you have any questions regarding your facility’s participation in the Higg requirements.

To transfer an SLCP assessment completed on another accredited host’s platform, follow the steps below. 

  1. Go to the FSLM tab in your account and click ‘Link SLCP Account’. 
  2. Enter your SLCP ID and log in to your SLCP account. 
  3. Go to your verified assessments (in your SLCP account) and select “Overview of my SLCP Assessment” 
  4. Click the “Share with another accredited host” button and choose “Sustainable Apparel Coalition (Live)”. 
  5. Return to the FSLM tab in the Higg platform (, and select “transfer SLCP assessment” 
  6. You will be presented with a pay screen where you can purchase the transfer. 
  7. Once you have completed the purchase, the transferred assessment will be available in your FSLM tab.

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.

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.