In 2021, Eurofins CPA was approved as a Verifier Body for the Higg Facility Environmental Module (Higg FEM), a tool within the Higg Index suite for measuring facilities’ environmental performance.

Following this, Eurofins CPA obtained Higg FEM Trainer Body accreditation as well and, with its new membership, the organisation says it is “excited for the wider collaboration opportunities ahead to accelerate achievement of the industry’s commitment in sustainability”.

The SAC is a non-profit organisation geared towards improving sustainability in the apparel, footwear and textile sectors.

In 2022, its Higg Material Sustainability Index was criticised by the leather industry and consumer protection organisations for its misleading representation of synthetics and natural materials.

The SAC has reported that an independent third-party expert review of the Higg Index is currently underway, with results expected later in 2023.