Higg Index

Gap is one of the founding members of the Higg Index.

Gap is one of the founding members of the Higg Index.

Based on the Outdoor Industry Association’s Eco Index and Nike’s Apparel Environmental Design Tool, the Higg Index provides a comprehensive assessment of a product’s social and environmental impacts, allowing companies to identify opportunities to improve long-term sustainability throughout their supply chains.

The Index’s measures categories such as, energy, greenhouse-gas emissions, waste, and chemicals and toxicity, and social and labor metrics.

The Higgs Index is an industry- rather than consumer-facing tool.