Sustainable Industry Classification System™ (SICS™)

 

Most major industry classification systems use sources of 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 better categorize companies that share similar resource intensity, as well as sustainability risks and opportunities, SASB has created the Sustainable Industry Classification System™ (SICS™).

 

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.

 

Please note: SASB has proposed a number of amendments to SICS, which were open for a 90 day public comment period in April 2016. These changes will be formally adopted and announced in the coming months.  

 


 

SICS™ Look-up Tool

This tool allows you to determine the primary SICS™ industry for nearly all of the 13,000+ U.S. publicly listed companies, enabling investors and corporations to determine which SASB sustainability accounting standard is applicable to that company. Companies are categorized under a single SICS™ industry. Integrated firms with revenue streams from different industries, for example, will only appear under one industry.

 

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 Sustainable Industry Classification System ™

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Health Care

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

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

Sub-Sectors

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 & Communications

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

TC0000 Technology & Communications 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

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

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

Sub-Sectors

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

Sub-Sectors

Industries

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

Resource Transformation

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

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

Sub-Sectors

Industries

CN0000 Consumption CN0100 Food CN0101 Agricultural Products
        CN0102 Meat, Poultry, & Dairy
        CN0103 Processed Foods
    CN0200 Beverages CN0201 Non-Alcoholic Beverages
        CN0202 Alcoholic Beverages
    CN0300 Tobacco CN0301 Tobacco
    CN0400 Retailers CN0401 Food Retailers & Distributors
        CN0402 Drug Retailers & Convenience Stores
        CN0403 Multiline and Specialty Retailers & Distributors
        CN0404 E-Commerce
    CN0500 Apparel & Textiles CN0501 Apparel, Accessories, & Footwear
    CN0600 Consumer Discretionary Products CN0601 Appliance Manufacturing
        CN0602 Household & Personal Products
        CN0603 Building Products & Furnishings
        CN0604 Toys & Sporting Goods

Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

RR0000 Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy RR0100 Alternative Energy RR0101 Biofuels
        RR0102 Solar Energy
        RR0103 Wind Energy
        RR0104 Fuel Cells & Industrial Batteries
    RR0200 Forestry & Paper RR0201 Forestry & Logging
    RR0200   RR0202 Pulp & Paper Products

Infrastructure

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

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