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.

 

The expandable menus below show the entire Sustainable Industry Classification System™. Click on each sector to see the industries and sub-sectors housed within that sector.

 

Please note: SASB has proposed a number of amendments to SICS. The proposal is available on the SASB Public Comment Portal, along with exposure drafts of two governance documents intended to lay a foundation for SASB’s ongoing standard-setting work. SASB welcomes feedback on all three documents throughout the 90 day public comment period.

 

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

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 & Communication

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

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

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