We provide comprehensive analysis of the risk from environmental contamination.

Factories and farms are challenged to dispose of waste properly. Inadequately treated wastewater and hazardous fumes created from manufacturing processes and agricultural production represent risks to people, the environment, reputations and company performance.

Environmental factors are often monitored and analyzed as part of social compliance assessments and audits. ELEVATE also carries out specialized standalone environmental assessments that are qualified under the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s (SAC) Higg Index Facility Environment Module (FEM) verification program.

ELEVATE professionals approved in Higg 3.0 are helping brands, retailers and manufacturers to better measure and manage comprehensive environmental impacts of apparel and footwear throughout the supply chain. Higg verifiers are available for deployment in North Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, EMEA and the Americas.

In 2018, ELEVATE offered the most Higg verifiers and conducted the greatest share of Higg verifications among any approved service provider in the industry.


Our verifiers are qualified to review assessments covering:

  • Environmental management systems
  • Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Water use
  • Wastewater / effluent
  • Emissions to air (if applicable)
  • Waste management
  • Chemical use and management