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Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM)

Measure your environmental performance and scale sustainability improvements with Higg Facility Environmental Module (FEM) verifications from SGS.

The environmental costs of producing products are high. The Higg FEM can highlight the environmental impacts of each of your facilities. It helps them to identify and prioritize performance improvements, assessing key areas, including environmental management, energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water use, wastewater, air emissions, waste and chemicals management.

Why choose a Higg FEM verification from SGS?

Verification from us leads to a Higg vFEM report, enabling you to:

  • Reinforce your commitment to responsible business throughout your supply chain
  • Identify improvement areas in the environmental practices of your facilities
  • Track year-over-year progress toward achieving your environmental goals and targets
  • Communicate to business partners the environmental performance and best practices at your facilities
  • Ensure data accuracy and validity

Higg FEM verification from an approved verifying body

As a Higg FEM-approved Verifying Body (VB) and world-leading certification, inspection, testing and verification company, we offer you in-depth expertise in Higg FEM requirements. We have the largest network of Higg FEM-qualified verifiers and conduct hundreds of verifications in over 30 countries.

Our on-/off-site verifications determine your self-assessment accuracy and improve the understanding, comparability and credibility of Higg scores. We can provide data analytics to help you understand trends and your supply chain strengths and weaknesses. This supports decision-making and implementing continuous improvement programs.

We can also provide Higg FEM introduction seminars in your local language to support supplier onboarding, communicate relevant updates and change the mindset from compliance to continuous improvement.

As your VB on the Higg platform, we can conduct your verification at any time after the completion of your self-assessment.

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