Bringing together retail’s most widely used PLM solution and the powerful capabilities of the Higg technology platform, the integration will transform the sustainability strategies of brands and retailers worldwide.
Over 500 brands and tens of thousands of manufacturers leverage the Higg solution to drive their sustainability initiatives. With this integration, PTC’s FlexPLM customers will be able to measure, manage and track value chain sustainability in greater detail than ever before. The integration enables users to work collaboratively within the FlexPLM platform to:
- Give sourcing managers the information they need to select the most environmentally friendly suppliers for manufacturing.
- Enable product designers and developers to understand the environmental impact of the materials they choose to incorporate into their products.
Ultimately, companies can apply Higg insights to inform their digital product creation process and make better business decisions.
“Today’s brands and retailers are doubling down when it comes to understanding the impact of their products and supply chain on the environment, and they are committed to reducing that impact,” said Bill Brewster, SVP & General Manager of PTC’s Retail Business Unit. “Consumers now want greater transparency, which means brands and retailers need a credible and standardized way to measure social and environmental sustainability during product development, using trusted data. We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that we’re integrating with Higg and providing our world-class customer base with the information they need to measure and report on their sustainability practices.”
“We are delighted to work with PTC to facilitate the integration between FlexPLM and Higg,” says Josh Henretig, Higg Vice President of Global Partnerships. “Thanks to this integration, brands, retailers, and manufacturers can use Higg solutions and data to inform their individual sustainability strategies. Higg is committed to scaling tools and services that help companies address climate change globally. By working with PTC, we can make Higg tools available to more companies committed to improving social and environmental impacts.”
Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, which was developed collaboratively over the last decade by a coalition of brands, retailers, manufacturers, and other footwear, apparel, and textile industry stakeholders through the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Higg Index enables accurate scoring and comparing of a company or product’s overall sustainability impact, across metrics such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste, water usage, and working conditions.
“With many SAC members using the FlexPLM solution to manage their Product Lifecycle Management processes, this new collaboration between Higg and PTC enables FlexPLM users to access Higg’s rich environmental data across materials, products, and manufacturing facilities to help users make sustainability a core focus of their design and product development process,” said SAC Vice President of Higg Index, Jeremy Lardeau.
About PTC Retail
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) leads the PLM industry for retail, footwear and apparel. Since introducing the world’s first fully-web-based PLM solution, we have become a trusted PLM partner to over 150 iconic apparel, footwear, fashion, and retail customers and more than 1,200 brands that use our FlexPLM platform to create amazing products. Today, in excess of 226,000 people use PTC FlexPLM on a daily basis – with more than 57,000 of them in the global supply chain. We support them with a worldwide team of dedicated retail experts, on the ground in every major fashion hub. For further information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: ptc.com | LinkedIn | Instagram |Twitter
Higg is the sustainability insights platform, helping consumer goods businesses take responsibility for their entire impact – from materials to products, from factories to stores, across energy, waste, water, and working conditions. Our software tools gather and organize primary data from each step of the value chain, so that business can understand – and improve – their impact. Spun out of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition in 2019 as a public-benefit technology company, Higg is the exclusive licensee of the Higg Index, a suite of tools for the standardized measurement of supply chain sustainability. Higg is trusted by global brands, retailers, and manufacturers to provide the comprehensive intelligence they need to accelerate progress. www.higg.com