Find Your Industry

Most major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, a new industry classification was needed. SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) to solve that problem. The differences between SICS® and traditional industry classification systems can be categorized in three types: (1) new thematic sectors; (2) new industries with unique sustainability profiles; and (3) industries classified in different sectors.


SICS® Look-up Tool

This tool allows you to determine the primary SICS® industry for nearly all companies globally that are listed on U.S. exchanges, 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.

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 us at licensing@sasb.org for terms of use.


Sustainable Industry Classification System®

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Consumer Goods

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

CGConsumer GoodsCG.1Apparel & TextilesCG-AAApparel, Accessories & Footwear
  CG.2Consumer Discretionary ProductsCG-AMAppliance Manufacturing
    CG-BFBuilding Products & Furnishings
    CG-HPHousehold & Personal Products
    CG-TSToys & Sporting Goods
  CG.3Consumer Goods RetailCG-MRMultiline and Specialty Retailers & Distributors
    CG-ECE-commerce
Extractives & Minerals Processing

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

EMExtractives & Minerals ProcessingEM.1CoalEM-COCoal Operations
  EM.2Construction MaterialsEM-CMConstruction Materials
  EM.3Metals & MiningEM-ISIron & Steel Producers
    EM-MMMetals & Mining
  EM.4Oil & GasEM-EPOil & Gas – Exploration & Production
    EM-MDOil & Gas – Midstream
    EM-RMOil & Gas – Refining & Marketing
    EM-SVOil & Gas – Services
Financials

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

FNFinancialsFN.1Capital MarketsFN-ACAsset Management & Custody Activities
    FN-IBInvestment Banking & Brokerage
    FN-EXSecurity & Commodity Exchanges
  FN.2Corporate & Retail BankingFN-CBCommercial Banks
    FN-CFConsumer Finance
    FN-MFMortgage Finance
  FN.3InsuranceFN-INInsurance
Food & Beverage

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

FBFood & BeverageFB.1FoodFB-AGAgricultural Products
    FB-MPMeat, Poultry & Dairy
    FB-PFProcessed Foods
  FB.2BeveragesFB-ABAlcoholic Beverages
    FB-NBNon-Alcoholic Beverages
  FB.3Food & Beverage RetailFB-FRFood Retailers & Distributors
  FB.4RestaurantsFB-RNRestaurants
  FB.5TobaccoFB-TBTobacco
Health Care

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

HCHealth CareHC.1Biotechnology & PharmaceuticalsHC-BPBiotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
  HC.2Health Care RetailHC-DRDrug Retailers
  HC.3Health Care ProvidersHC-DYHealth Care Delivery
    HC-DIHealth Care Distributors
    HC-MCManaged Care
  HC.4Medical TechnologyHC-MSMedical Equipment & Supplies
Infrastructure

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

IFInfrastructureIF.1UtilitiesIF-EUElectric Utilities & Power Generators
    IF-GUGas Utilities & Distributors
    IF-WUWater Utilities & Services
  IF.2InfrastructureIF-ENEngineering & Construction Services
  IF.3Real EstateIF-HBHome Builders
    IF-REReal Estate
    IF-RSReal Estate Services
  IF.4Waste ManagementIF-WMWaste Management
Renewable Resources & Alternative Energy

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

RRRenewable Resources & Alternative EnergyRR.1Alternative EnergyRR-BIBiofuels
    RR-FCFuel Cells & Industrial Batteries
    RR-STSolar Technology & Project Developers
    RR-WTWind Technology & Project Developers
  RR.2Forestry & PaperRR-FMForestry Management
    RR-PPPulp & Paper Products
Resource Transformation

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

RTResource TransformationRT.1IndustrialsRT-AEAerospace & Defense
    RT-CPContainers & Packaging
    RT-EEElectrical & Electronic Equipment
    RT-IGIndustrial Machinery & Goods
  RT.2ChemicalsRT-CHChemicals
Services

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

SVServicesSV.1MediaSV-ADAdvertising & Marketing
    SV-MEMedia & Entertainment
  SV.2Hospitality & RecreationSV-CACasinos & Gaming
    SV-HLHotels & Lodging
    SV-LFLeisure Facilities
  SV.3Consumer ServicesSV-EDEducation
    SV-PSProfessional & Commercial Services
Technology & Communications

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

TCTechnology & CommunicationsTC.1TechnologyTC-ESElectronic Manufacturing Services & Original Design Manufacturing
    TC-HWHardware
    TC-SISoftware & IT Services
  TC.2Internet Media & ServicesTC-IMInternet Media & Services
  TC.3SemiconductorsTC-SCSemiconductors
  TC.4TelecommunicationsTC-TLTelecommunication Services
Transportation

Thematic Sectors

Sub-Sectors

Industries

TRTransportationTR.1Air TransportationTR-ALAirlines
    TR-AFAir Freight & Logistics
  TR.2AutomobilesTR-AUAutomobiles
    TR-APAuto Parts
    TR-CRCar Rental & Leasing
  TR.3Marine TransportationTR-CLCruise Lines
    TR-MTMarine Transportation
  TR.4Land TransportationTR-RARail Transportation
    TR-RORoad Transportation