Higg index costs

What is the cost for Higg index reporting, and are there any tools for that?

The cost of Higg Index reporting depends on the size and complexity of your business and the number of products you want to assess. Here's a breakdown of the pricing options:

Higg Index Membership:

To access the Higg Index platform and its tools, businesses must become members of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). SAC membership fees vary based on company size and revenue, ranging from $250 for small businesses to $10,000+ for large enterprises.

Higg Index Assessments:

The cost of individual Higg Index assessments also varies depending on the complexity of the product or facility being assessed. However, as a general reference:

Facility Environmental Module (FEM) assessment: $250 per facility

Product Module (PM) assessment: $100 per product

Third-Party Verification:

If you choose to have your Higg Index assessments verified by a third-party auditor, you will incur additional costs. Verification costs typically range from $500 to $2,000 per assessment.

Higg Index Tools:

The Higg Index platform offers a suite of tools for sustainability assessment and reporting. Some of these tools are free for use, while others require additional fees. For example:

  • Higg MSI (Materials Sustainability Index): Free for SAC members

  • Higg FEM (Facility Environmental Module): Requires FEM assessment fee

  • Higg PM (Product Module): Requires PM assessment fee

  • Higg BRS (Business Responsibility

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