By  on December 11, 2013

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition today is unveiling an updated version of the Higg Index, a sustainability measurement tool for the industry’s supply chain, adding an assessment tool for social and labor indicators for the first time, and a new online platform that makes it easier for companies to share information.

Higg Index 2.0 features an online platform developed by Schneider Electric, adding the ability to share users’ sustainability data, increase accuracy and add measurability for new materials and processes, allowing for greater transparency and validation, noted Jason Kibbey, executive director of the SAC, a trade association comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government and nongovernmental organizations and academic experts. SAC represents more than a third of the global apparel and footwear market.

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