Higg FSLM is part of a suite of tools developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, San Francisco, CA/USA, a global, nonprofit alliance of over 270 stakeholders in the fashion industry.
The Lycra Company, Wilmington, DE/USA, has announced that its manufacturing site located in Maydown, Northern Ireland/UK, has completed its third-party verified Higg Facility Social & Labor Module (Higg FSLM). Facilities use the scored assessment to characterize the social and labor conditions at their sites and identify areas for continuous improvement.
The Maydown site scored an 83 on the assessment, placing it in the upper quartile. The Lycra Company will roll out the Higg FSLM to all its manufacturing sites over the next 3 years as part of a larger effort to track social progress at its facilities. All 6 global Lycra fiber manufacturing sites have completed the Higg Facilities Environmental Module (FEM), a robust impact assessment that establishes an environmental baseline to pursue continuous improvement. The Foshan/China site was verified in 2021, with additional sites in line to be verified this year.