How will connecting work on the updated platform?
Connections on Higg.org are based around the modules. If you want to connect with other accounts, you must request or share a module with that account. Manufacturers can share their modules directly with any account type and request to view modules from account types that have filled out a module. Brand and Other account types can request modules from facilities and manufacturers.
To access connections and sharing, pick the module type you’d like to share, FEM or FSLM and go to that tab. Then click on the “Modules” tab right below. This will take you to the module tracking and sharing page. You can click “Request a module” or “Share a module” depending on which action you’d like to take. Choose the module type/year you would like to request or share and search the account name or account ID or Higg ID to find the account. Once your share/request is accepted, the module will be shared between accounts. Please click here to get the full guidance.
What information is shown through sharing?
You will be able to view the shared module type, account name, module posting status, module completion rate, facility country, parent company, and module status for all shared modules. You can also have options to view the shared FEM or FSLM data online or view/export the data in the CSV/Excel file. Please click here to get the full guidance.
What if I do not want anyone to see my module?
The purpose of the Higg Index is to collectively share and improve performance on sustainability. Sharing performance is an important driver of improvement. However, If you don’t want anyone to view your module(s), you can choose either to not to post your module OR you can post your module but chose not to approve any connections with other accounts. If you do not post your module(s), you cannot benchmark your data.
Will everyone with a login to my account be able to manage sharing?
No, only the account owner and admins can manage sharing. Editors cannot manage sharing. If you need to update a user’s role please contact Higg Index Support team (http://howtohigg.org/request ).
If I had an existing FEM 2018, will my connections remain after purchasing a FEM 2019?
When a facility starts a new 2019 FEM module, they will get a pop up asking if they would like to “Roll forward” all previous module data and sharing connections to their new module. Please click here to get the full guidance.
How can we search for modules we would like to be shared with us?
You can go to either the FEM or FSLM tab, depending on which module you’re looking for, and click the “Modules” tab below. Click “Shared With Me” to search the modules which have been shared with you. You can search by facility name.
Can I request modules in bulk if I work with hundreds or thousands of facilities?
Yes, bulk sharing requests are available in the platform now. You can go to “Modules” on home page and then to click “request a module” and you will then see an option to send a bulk sharing request. Please click here to get the full guidance.
Our account Admin asked me to share our module. Can the Admin grant the editor or verifiers permission to share?
No, admin can’t grant the editor or verifier permission to share unless their role is changed to admin. A user’s role can be only edited by the SAC support team. Please contact Higg Index Support team (http://howtohigg.org/request ) if an admin wants to change the role of an editor. A verifier’s role cannot be changed to editor or admin.
Are connecting and sharing the same thing?
Connecting is now called sharing because it refers to sharing modules. Accounts are no longer "connected." Instead, modules are "shared." You can choose to share your module with other accounts each year. You will now have the option to share modules for specific years rather than sharing your entire module history with any account you have accepted.
Will scores be applicable for a longer period or yearly?
We recommend a yearly review. Currently, you can review the shared modules' FEM score if the modules are posted. Just go to your module page and under "Share with me" tab. Then you will see "View Score" option.
When we ask our facilities to share their modules what level of detail will we see? Or just their dashboard?
When a module is shared all the information in a module is available to view.