How To Become A Member

We offer membership plans for organizations of all shapes and sizes, designed to empower your journey toward a more sustainable future. Discover how you can join us in creating a more socially and environmentally conscious industry.

Membership Plans


For companies directly involved in the manufacturing or sale of global consumer goods. Full Membership commits to industry-wide sustainability progress and meets Cascale membership requirements. Candidate Membership offers a pathway to full membership, allowing a preview of what it means to be a full corporate member.


For companies and organizations contributing to global consumer goods value chains through policy-making, formal education, and capacity-building services for environmental and social global issues.

Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Here’s what our members are saying.

The Higg suite of tools offers critical insights that will help inform our overall global sustainability strategy. When implemented across the apparel and footwear industry, the tools provide a vehicle for collective action toward a future of lower impact and total supply chain transparency.

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Matt Hamilton, VF Corporation
Director, Sustainable Operations

There’s an urgency for the industry to take collective action to solve the joint challenges we are facing. We need to work together across the whole value chain to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Pascal Brun, Zalando
VP of Sustainability, Diversity and Inclusion

Become a Member

Be part of a global alliance committed to a sustainable future. Together, we can drive impactful change in the consumer goods industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will my membership include access to the Higg Index?
    Your Cascale membership grants you access to the Higg Index suite of tools via Worldly's Intelligence Platform. Depending on your membership type:
    • Brand & Retail and Manufacturer members receive access to the Essentials Plan.
    • Affiliate members receive access to the Basic Plan.
    View more membership benefits in the Cascale Membership Brochure.
  • What is the difference between full and candidate membership?
    Corporate members include companies that are directly involved in the manufacturing or sale of global consumer goods. These companies may opt for either Corporate Full Membership or Corporate Candidate Membership. Full Membership is designed for companies fully committed to industry-wide sustainability progress and meeting Cascale membership requirements. Candidate Membership provides a pathway to Full Membership, allowing companies to engage with Cascale community and access Higg Index tools without an immediate need to fulfill all membership requirements. Candidate Membership lasts for a 2-year period, during which companies must meet certain minimum criteria to facilitate a smooth transition to Full Membership. Upon completing this term, companies can decide whether to convert to Full Membership or forfeit their membership privileges
  • What membership plan is right for me?
    Corporate Membership is for companies that are directly involved with the manufacturing or sale of global consumer goods, such as holding groups, brands & retailers, third-party retailers, manufacturers, and trading agents/importers/licensees. Affiliate Membership is for companies and organizations that have direct influence and participation in the global consumer goods value chain through policymaking, formal education, and/or providing capacity-building services around environmental and social global issues. This plan is designed for academia, government organizations, grantors/investors, not-for-profit organizations, non-government organizations, service providers, and trade/industry associations.
  • How much is Cascale membership?
    Cascale membership dues are based on your organization's membership category (e.g., manufacturer, service providers, NGO, brand & retailer, etc.) and your organization's annual revenue. Download our brochure to view pricing.