Reducing environmental footprint is a major focus for apparel manufacturing companies and entire supply chain.
Higg, the San Francisco-based sustainability insights platform, has announced a new analytics tool that makes it easy for brands and buyers to understand and act on the environmental impact of manufacturing facilities in the supply chain.
This new software solution provides contextualised visibility into the environmental performance of suppliers, including which ones are falling behind on issues like greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and water sourcing.
The new analytics charts are divided into three sections: total environmental performance, water and GHG impact, and improvement opportunities.
Higg claims that the user-friendly format also makes it easy for non-experts to read and save companies’ time and resources as they evaluate where to prioritise improvements to meet their unique sustainability goals, supporting technical experts within corporate sustainability departments to translate risks and opportunities for executive management.
Brands and buyers can now identify at a glance, critical environmental sustainability risks and opportunities for improvement in energy sources, chemicals management, waste management, water sources and wastewater practices.
Jason Kibbey, CEO, Higg said, “Sustainability data can be very complex. We’re committed to helping customers move beyond gathering and measuring and to putting data at business leaders’ fingertips to inform swifter decision making.”
About the new analytics tool Cerian Atwell, Senior Sustainability Manager, Marks & Spencer said, “It’s helpful to be able to see how much of our water or energy is coming from a particular source. Having a high-level view of the data in these dashboards makes it easier for us to see the big picture. We can also see the risk areas quickly and work with our facilities to make improvements.”
Spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2019 as a public-benefit technology company, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardised measurement of supply chain sustainability.