Exploring Materiality

The Materiality Finder is the new way to explore and compare the SASB Standards quickly

The Materiality Finder is the new way to explore and compare the SASB Standards quickly. The Materiality Map is now only accessible via a login for users of the SASB Standards Navigator, which are primarily organizations that are licensing the SASB Standards. The Materiality Finder and the SASB Standards are freely accessible to everyone.

Find Material Topics

The Materiality Finder makes it easy to both look up companies or industries and compare industries side-by-side.

Materiality Map - Login

The Materiality Map visually reveals how 26 general sustainability issues manifest across 77 industries.

Work at an eligible organization? Request access

How to Use the Materiality Finder

Find Material Topics

The Materiality Finder makes it easy to both look up companies or industries and compare industries side-by-side.

How to Use the Materiality Finder

Materiality Map - Login

The Materiality Map visually reveals how 26 general sustainability issues manifest across 77 industries.

Work at an eligible organization? Request access

Why is the Materiality Map only accessible via a login now?

We made this change after we recently learned two things by observing use of the Materiality Map. (1) The Materiality Map wasn’t optimized for most users’ needs. Most users want to see the relevant topics for a company and compare up to 4 industries side-by-side. The Materiality Finder makes that easier. (2) Some of the users that want all 77 industries, such as investors and data/analytics firms, were using the Materiality Map for commercial purposes without a commercial license. The SASB Standards remain free for non-commercial use, such as publishing corporate reports, but have always required a license for rights to use the intellectual property for commercial purposes.

After the Materiality Finder became available in mid-October 2021, a significant majority of users told us it was more helpful than the Materiality Map. With the Materiality Finder now meeting users’ needs in a more effective way, the Materiality Map is now only available to users of the SASB Standards Navigator, which helps protect against unauthorized commercial use. To inquire about licensing, you can email us at [email protected].

Materiality Map Screenshot

Download a screenshot of the Materiality Map to use in presentations, articles, or other publications.