United Legwear’s Higg Requirements (2022-2023)
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’s Deadlines (2022-2023)
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.
April 1st, 2023
FEM and FSLM Self-assessments MUST be completed, POSTED and SHARED with your partner.
November 1st, 2023
FEM and FSLM Verification must be completed, POSTED and SHARED with your partner.
Other Important Dates
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
STEP 2: LOGIN OR CREATE A HIGG ACCOUNT
Facilities that already have active Higg accounts can log into Higg.org. 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 Higg.org.
STEP 3: PURCHASE HIGG FACILITY SUBSCRIPTION
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
Account Name: United Legwear Co LLC
Higg ID: 135876
STEP 5: COMPLETE AND POST HIGG SELF-ASSESSMENT(S) WITH United Legwear
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.
STEP 6: VERIFY HIGG 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.
United Legwear’s Resources
Please feel free to reach out to Sustainability@unitedlegwear.com if you have any questions regarding your facility’s participation in the Higg requirements.
Higg User Resources
Higg’s training website, HowtoHigg.org, 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.
- Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM)
- Higg Facility Social and Labor Module (FSLM)
- Training Events
- Check out the Higg Events Resources page to view past webinar recordings and register to attend upcoming training and office hour sessions through our Higg Training Events Calendar.
- 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.