Higg FEM Training Resources

How to Higg FEM Homepage

The How to Higg FEM homepage provides an overview of the written training resources that are available on howtohigg.org for the Higg FEM. From here you can navigate to topics such as An Introduction to the FEM, Prepare for the FEM, Complete the FEM, Understand the FEM results, Verify the FEM and FAQs. Select your user type below for applicable information.

Facility user: link
Brand user: link
Verifier: link
Other user (e.g. sourcing agents, vendors): link

Higg Facility Tools Webinars

On this page you can access multiple onboarding and introduction webinar recordings for Higg FEM and FSLM. These recordings contain information on how to prepare for Higg FEM, who to engage before and during the self-assessment, how to use the facility tools, platform demos, and content guidance.

higg FEM 2021 Content Guidance and Full Higg FEM How to Higg Guide

The Content Guidance How to Higg pages and the downloadable Full Higg FEM How to Higg Guide provide detailed guidance for every question in the Higg FEM. For every question, the content guidance will explain:

  • The intent of the question
  • Any technical guidance for that question
  • How the question will be verified

The FEM Content Guidance and Full Higg FEM How to Higg Guide are currently available here.

NOTE: The Full FEM How to Higg Guide can be downloaded by clicking on the Download button on the left side of this page.

Higg FEM Verification

An overview of all information about Higg FEM verification can be found on howtohigg.org/higg-fem-verification-program/.

On this page, you can also find the download link for the FEM Verification Protocol, which outlines verification mindset, onsite and offsite verification specifics, person-day guidance for conducting verification and other important details.

To see the current list of approved verifiers for Higg FEM, visit the SAC FEM Verifier Body List on this website of our verification partner Sumerra.

Higg FEM Communications Toolkit

Following this link you will find information about how to use the Higg FEM Communications Toolkit.

Higg Adoption Tool Training Resources

The Higg Adoption Tool is an online tool that helps you manage your adoption cycle for Higg Facility Modules (FEM & FSLM) and the Higg Brand & Retail Module (BRM).

The tool is designed to assist you with the tasks involved in managing Higg Index adoption efforts with your value chain partners, providing visibility to module completion progress, verification status, Higg account data, and share request status.  

Get started learning about the Higg Adoption Tool on howtohigg.org/higg-adoption-tool/.
Find the Higg Adoption Tool Training Webinar following this link.

We often receive questions about how to upload a list of suppliers to add to a cadence rather than having to add them one by one.
This section will explain how to send invitations in bulk to add accounts to a specific cadence by uploading your CSV file.


Find Frequently Asked Questions about the FEM by clicking on the link for your user type below:

Facility user: link
Brand user: link
Verifier: coming soon
Other user (e.g. sourcing agents, vendors): link