Higg FEM

The Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM) is a sustainability assessment tool that standardizes how facilities measure and evaluate their environmental performance, year over year.
The Higg FEM informs brands, retailers, and manufacturers about the environmental sustainability performance of their individual facilities, so they can make improvements that reduce negative sustainability impacts.

The Higg FEM assesses
  • Environmental management system
  • Energy use
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Water use
  • Wastewater
  • Emissions to air (if applicable)
  • Waste management
  • Chemical use and management
  • Industry Sectors

We provide training and verification of Higg FEM for the following industry sectors:
  • Textile
  • Apparel
  • Footwear
What we can offer


Control Union is a Verification Body approved by Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) to offer on-site verification of Higg FEM as per the SAC verification protocol and procedures for textile and apparel facilities to communicate credible Higg Index FEM claims.


Control Union is SAC approved Training Body to offer Higg Index training/ capacity building in various countries in Asia as well as other continents. We offer basic introduction as well as intermediate and advanced training through our environmental experts who are SAC approved Higg FEM trainers.
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