SICS™

 

Most major industry classification systems use revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors and industries. However, a company’s market value is determined by more than financial performance: it’s estimated that in many industries as much as 80 percent of market capitalization is made up of intangibles.

 

To address this shortcoming, SASB developed the Sustainable Industry Classification System™ (SICS), which categorizes industries based on resource intensity and sustainability innovation potential. SICS is powered by, and maps back to, the Bloomberg Classification System (BICS). SICS is structured in 3 levels: industry, industry working group, and sector. To identify your classification in SICS, please use our look-up tool.

 

The expandable menus below shows the entire Sustainable Industry Classification System™. Click on each sector title to see the industries and industry groups housed within that sector.

 

Commercial use of the Sustainable Industry Classification System™ (SICS™) is restricted to those parties that have entered into commercial terms and use agreements with SASB™. Interested parties who would like to use SICS™ for commercial purposes may contact Eli Reisman (eli.reisman@sasb.org) for terms of use.

 

 Sustainable Industry Classification System ™

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Health Care

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

HC0000 Health Care HC0100 Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals HC0101 Biotechnology
HC0102 Pharmaceuticals
HC0200 Medical Technology HC0201 Medical Equipment & Supplies
HC0300 Health Care Providers HC0301 Health Care Delivery
HC0302 Health Care Distributors
HC0303 Managed Care

Financials

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

FN0000 Financials FN0100 Banking & Investment Banking FN0101 Commercial Banks
FN0102 Investment Banking & Brokerage
FN0103 Asset Management & Custody Activities
FN0200 Specialty Finance FN0201 Consumer Finance
FN0202 Mortgage Finance
FN0203 Security & Commodity Exchanges
FN0300 Insurance FN0301 Insurance

Technology & Communication

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

TC0000 Technology & Communication TC0100 Technology TC0101 Electronic Manufacturing Services & Original Design Manufacturing
TC0102 Software & IT Services
TC0103 Hardware
TC0200 Semiconductors TC0201 Semiconductors
TC0300 Telecommunications TC0301 Telecommunications
TC0400 Internet Media & Services TC0401 Internet Media & Services

Non-Renewable Resources

NR0000 Non-Renewable Resources NR0100 Oil & Gas NR0101 Oil & Gas – Exploration & Production
NR0102 Oil & Gas – Midstream
NR0103 Oil & Gas – Refining & Marketing
NR0104 Oil & Gas – Services
NR0200 Coal NR0201 Coal Operations
NR0300 Metals & Mining NR0301 Iron & Steel Producers
NR0302 Metals & Mining
NR0400 Construction Materials NR0401 Construction Materials

Transportation

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

TR0000 Transportation TR0100 Automobiles TR0101 Automobiles
TR0102 Auto Parts
TR0103 Car Rental & Leasing
TR0200 Air Transportation TR0201 Airlines
TR0202 Air Freight & Logistics
TR0300 Marine Transportation TR0301 Marine Transportation
TR0400 Land Transportation TR0401 Rail Transportation
TR0402 Road Transportation

Services

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

SV0000 Services SV0100 Consumer Services SV0101 Education
SV0102 Professional Services
SV0200 Hospitality & Recreation SV0201 Hotels & Lodging
SV0202 Casinos & Gambling
SV0203 Restaurants
SV0204 Leisure Facilities
SV0205 Cruise Lines
SV0300 Media SV0301 Advertising & Marketing
SV0302 Media Production & Distribution
SV0303 Cable & Satellite

Resource Transformation

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

RT0000 Resource Transformation RT0100 Chemicals RT0101 Chemicals
RT0200 Industrials RT0201 Aerospace & Defense
RT0202 Electrical/Electronic Equipment
RT0203 Industrial Machinery & Goods
RT0204 Containers & Packaging

Consumption

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

CN0000 Consumption CN0100 Food CN0101 Crop Production
CN0102 Meat, Poultry, Dairy & Fishing
CN0103 Other Food Products Manufacturing
CN0104 Organic & Natural Foods
CN0200 Beverages CN0201 Non-Alcoholic Beverages
CN0202 Alcoholic Beverages
CN0300 Tobacco CN0301 Tobacco
CN0400 Retailers CN0401 Mass Merchants
CN0402 Food Retailers & Distributors
CN0403 Food & Drug Retailers & Convenience Stores
CN0404 Specialty Retailers & Distributors
CN0405 E-commerce
CN0500 Apparel & Textiles CN0501 Apparel, Accessories & Footwear
CN0600 Consumer Discretionary Products CN0601 Home & Office Products
CN0602 Household Appliances
CN0603 Household & Personal Products
CN0604 Leisure Products

Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

RR0000 Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy RR0100 Alternative Energy RR0101 Biofuels
RR0102 Solar Energy
RR0103 Wind Energy
RR0104 Geothermal Energy
RR0105 Nuclear Energy
RR0106 Renewable Energy Project Developers
RR0107 Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders
RR0200 Forestry & Paper RR0201 Forestry & Paper

Infrastructure

Thematic Sectors

Industry Working Groups

Industries

IF0000 Infrastructure IF0100 Utilities IF0101 Integrated Utilities
IF0102 Electric Utilities
IF0103 Gas Utilities
IF0104 Water Utilities
IF0200 Waste Management IF0201 Waste Management
IF0300 Infrastructure IF0301 Infrastructure Construction
IF0302 Architecture, Engineering & Construction
IF0400 Real Estate IF0401 Home Builders
IF0402 Real Estate Owners & Developers
IF0403 Real Estate Investment Trusts