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OCA schema bases contain a "classification" meta attribute to enable industry sector tagging for the purposes of schema categorization. In order to establish commonality across sector-specific Working Groups (WGs), Task Forces (TFs) and Focus Groups (FGs) at Trust over IP, twelve industry sectors are defined below for general reference. 

Communication Services Sector

The Communication Services Sector includes companies that facilitate communication and offer related content and information through various mediums. It includes telecom and media & entertainment companies including producers of interactive gaming products and companies engaged in content and information creation or distribution through proprietary platforms.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:50101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Communication Services Sector:

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
50 - Communication Services5010 - Telecommunication Services501010 - Diversified Telecommunication Services50101010 - Alternative Carriers



50101020 - Integrated Telecommunication Services


501020 - Wireless Telecommunication Services50102010 - Wireless Telecommunication Services

5020 - Media & Entertainment502010 - Media50201010 - Advertising



50201020 - Broadcasting



50201030 - Cable & Satellite



50201040 - Publishing


502020 - Entertainment50202010 - Movies & Entertainment



50202020 - Interactive Home Entertainment


502030 - Interactive Media & Services50203010 - Interactive Media & Services

Consumer Discretionary Sector

The Consumer Discretionary Sector encompasses those businesses that tend to be the most sensitive to economic cycles. Its manufacturing segment includes automotive, household durable goods, leisure equipment and textiles & apparel. The services segment includes hotels, restaurants and other leisure facilities, media production and services, and consumer retailing and services.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:25101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Consumer Discretionary Sector

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
25 - Consumer Discretionary2510 - Automobiles & Components251010 - Auto Components 25101010 - Auto Parts & Equipment



25101020 - Tires & Rubber


251020 - Automobiles25102010 - Automobile Manufacturers



25102020 - Motorcycle Manufacturers

2520 - Consumer Durables & Apparel252010 - Household Durables25201010 - Consumer Electronics



25201020 - Home Furnishings



25201030 - Homebuilding



25201040 - Household Appliances



25201050 - Housewares & Specialties


252020 - Leisure Products25202010 - Leisure Products


252030 - Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods25203010 - Apparel, Accessories & Luxury Goods



25203020 - Footwear



25203030 - Textiles

2530 - Consumer Services253010 - Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure25301010 - Casinos & Gaming



25301020 - Hotels, Resorts & Cruise Lines



25301030 - Leisure Facilities



25301040 - Restaurants


253020 - Diversified Consumer Services25302010 - Education Services



25302020 - Specialized Consumer Services

2550 - Retailing255010 - Distributors25501010 - Distributors


255020 - Internet & Direct Marketing Retail25502020 - Internet & Direct Marketing Retail


255030 - Multiline Retail25503010 - Department Stores



25503020 - General Merchandise Stores


255040 - Specialty Retail25504010 - Apparel Retail



25504020 - Computer & Electronics Retail



25504030 - Home Improvement Retail



25504040 - Specialty Stores



25504050 - Automotive Retail



25504060 - Homefurnishing Retail

Consumer Staples Sector

The Consumer Staples Sector comprises companies whose businesses are less sensitive to economic cycles. It includes manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages and tobacco and producers of non-durable household goods and personal products. It also includes food & drug retailing companies as well as hypermarkets and consumer super centers.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:30101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Consumer Staples Sector

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
30 - Consumer Staples3010 - Food & Staples Retailing301010 - Food & Staples Retailing30101010 - Drug Retail



30101020 - Food Distributors



30101030 - Food Retail



30101040 - Hypermarkets & Super Centers

3020 - Food, Beverage & Tobacco302010 - Beverages30201010 - Brewers



30201020 - Distillers & Vintners



30201030 - Soft Drinks


302020 - Food Products30202010 - Agricultural Products



30202030 - Packaged Foods & Meats


302030 - Tobacco30203010 - Tobacco

3030 - Household & Personal Products303010 - Household Products30301010 - Household Products


303020 - Personal Products30302010 - Personal Products

Energy Sector

The Energy Sector comprises companies engaged in exploration & production, refining & marketing, and storage & transportation of oil & gas and coal & consumable fuels. It also includes companies that offer oil & gas equipment and services.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:10101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Energy Sector

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
10 - Energy1010 - Energy101010 - Energy Equipment & Services

10101010 - Oil & Gas Drilling




10101020 - Oil & Gas Equipment & Services


101020 - Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels10102010 - Integrated Oil & Gas



10102020 - Oil & Gas Exploration & Production



10102030 - Oil & Gas Refining & Marketing



10102040 - Oil & Gas Storage & Transportation



10102050 - Coal & Consumable Fuels

Financials Sector

The Financials Sector contains companies involved in banking, thrifts & mortgage finance, specialized finance, consumer finance, asset management and custody banks, investment banking and brokerage and insurance. It also includes Financial Exchanges & Data and Mortgage REITs.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:40101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Financials Sector

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
40 - Financials4010 - Banks401010 - Banks40101010 - Diversified Banks



40101015 - Regional Banks


401020 - Thrifts & Mortgage Finance40102010 - Thrifts & Mortgage Finance

4020 - Diversified Financials402010 - Diversified Financial Services40201020 - Other Diversified Financial Services



40201030 - Multi-Sector Holdings



40201040 - Specialized Finance


402020 - Consumer Finance40202010 - Consumer Finance


402030 - Capital Markets40203010 - Asset Management & Custody Banks



40203020 - Investment Banking & Brokerage



40203030 - Diversified Capital Markets



40203040 - Financial Exchanges & Data


402040 - Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)40204010 - Mortgage REITs

4030 - Insurance403010- Insurance40301010 - Insurance Brokers



40301020 - Life & Health Insurance



40301030 - Multi-line Insurance



40301040 - Property & Casualty Insurance



40301050 - Reinsurance

Health Care Sector

The Health Care Sector includes health care providers & services, companies that manufacture and distribute health care equipment & supplies, and health care technology companies. It also includes companies involved in the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:35101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Health Care Sector

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
35 - Health Care3510 - Health Care Equipment & Services351010 - Health Care Equipment & Supplies35101010 - Health Care Equipment



35101020 - Health Care Supplies


351020 - Health Care Providers & Services35102010 - Health Care Distributors



35102015 - Health Care Services



35102020 - Health Care Facilities



35102030 - Managed Health Care


351030 - Health Care Technology35103010 - Health Care Technology

3520 - Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences352010 - Biotechnology35201010 - Biotechnology


352020 - Pharmaceuticals35202010 - Pharmaceuticals


352030 - Life Sciences Tools & Services35203010 - Life Sciences Tools & Services

Industrials Sector

The Industrials Sector includes manufacturers and distributors of capital goods such as aerospace & defense, building products, electrical equipment and machinery and companies that offer construction & engineering services. It also includes providers of commercial & professional services including printing, environmental and facilities services, office services & supplies, security & alarm services, human resource & employment services, research & consulting services. It also includes companies that provide transportation services.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:20101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Industrials Sector

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
20 - Industrials2010 - Capital Goods201010 - Aerospace & Defense20101010 - Aerospace & Defense


201020 - Building Products20102010 - Building Products


201030 - Construction & Engineering20103010 - Construction & Engineering


201040 - Electrical Equipment20104010 - Electrical Components & Equipment



20104020 - Heavy Electrical Equipment


201050 - Industrial Conglomerates20105010 - Industrial Conglomerates


201060 - Machinery20106010 - Construction Machinery & Heavy Trucks



20106015 - Agricultural & Farm Machinery



20106020 - Industrial Machinery


201070 - Trading Companies & Distributors20107010 - Trading Companies & Distributors

2020 - Commercial  & Professional Services202010 - Commercial Services & Supplies20201010 - Commercial Printing



20201050 - Environmental & Facilities Services



20201060 - Office Services & Supplies



20201070 - Diversified Support Services



20201080 - Security & Alarm Services


202020 - Professional Services20202010 - Human Resource & Employment Services



20202020 - Research & Consulting Services

2030 - Transportation203010 - Air Freight & Logistics20301010 - Air Freight & Logistics


203020 - Airlines20302010 - Airlines


203030 - Marine20303010 - Marine


203040 - Road & Rail20304010 - Railroads



20304020 - Trucking


203050 - Transportation Infrastructure20305010 - Airport Services



20305020 - Highways & Railtracks



20305030 - Marine Ports & Services

Information Technology Sector

The Information Technology Sector comprises companies that offer software and information technology services, manufacturers and distributors of technology hardware & equipment such as communications equipment, cellular phones, computers & peripherals, electronic equipment and related instruments, and semiconductors.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:45101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Information Technology Sector:

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
45 - Information Technology4510 - Software & Services451020 - IT Services45102010 - IT Consulting & Other Services



45102020 - Data Processing & Outsourced Services



45102030 - Internet Services & Infrastructure


451030 - Software45103010 - Application Software



45103020 - Systems Software

4520 - Technology Hardware & Equipment452010 - Communications Equipment45201020 - Communications Equipment


452020 - Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals45202030 - Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals


452030 - Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components45203010 - Electronic Equipment & Instruments 



45203015 - Electronic Components



45203020 - Electronic Manufacturing Services



45203030 - Technology Distributors

4530 - Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment453010 - Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment45301010 - Semiconductor Equipment



45301020 - Semiconductors

Materials Sector

The Materials Sector includes companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:15101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Materials Sector

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
15 - Materials1510 - Materials151010 - Chemicals15101010 - Commodity Chemicals



15101020 - Diversified Chemicals



15101030 - Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals



15101040 - Industrial Gases



15101050 - Specialty Chemicals


151020 - Construction Materials15102010 - Construction Materials


151030 - Containers & Packaging15103010 - Metal & Glass Containers



15103020 - Paper Packaging


151040 - Metals & Mining15104010 - Aluminum



15104020 - Diversified Metals & Mining



15104025 - Copper



15104030 - Gold



15104040 - Precious Metals & Minerals



15104045 - Silver



15104050 - Steel


151050 - Paper & Forest Products15105010 - Forest Products



15105020 - Paper Products

Real Estate Sector

The Real Estate Sector contains companies engaged in real estate development and operation. It also includes companies offering real estate related services and Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:60101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Real Estate Sector:

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
60 - Real Estate6010 - Real Estate601010 - Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)60101010 - Diversified REITs



60101020 - Industrial REITs



60101030 - Hotel & Resort REITs 



60101040 - Office REITs 



60101050 - Health Care REITs 



60101060 - Residential REITs



60101070 - Retail REITs



60101080 - Specialized REITs 


601020 - Real Estate Management & Development60102010 - Diversified Real Estate Activities 



60102020 - Real Estate Operating Companies



60102030 - Real Estate Development 



60102040 - Real Estate Services 

Social Services Sector

(Humanitarian Sector)

The Social Services Sector includes establishments primarily engaged in providing social services, not elsewhere classified, including establishments primarily engaged in community improvement and social change. Organizations primarily engaged in soliciting contributions on their own account and administering appropriations and allocating funds among other agencies engaged in social welfare services are also included.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: SIC (Standard Industrial Classification): <e.g. "classification"= "SIC:839901">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Social Services Sector

Major GroupIndustryExtended 6-Digit
83 - Social Services8399  - Social Services, Not Elsewhere Classified839901 - Drug Abuse & Addiction Info & Treatment


839902 - Alcoholism Information & Treatment Ctrs


839903 - Abortion Alternatives Organizations


839904 - Child Abuse Information & Treatment Ctrs


839905 - Disability Services


839906 - Gambling Abuse/addiction Info/treatment


839907 - Fund Raising Counselors & Organizations


839908 - Human Services Organizations


839909 - Handicapped Services & Organizations


839910 - Smokers Information & Treatment Centers 


839911 - Medical Management Service


839912 - Suicide Prevention Service


839913 - Indian Reservations & Tribes


839914 - Community Action Agencies


839915 - Gay & Lesbian Organizations


839916 - Breastfeeding Supplies & Information


839917 - Crime Prevention Programs


839918 - Volunteer Workers Placement Service


839919 - Charitable Institutions


839921 - Addiction Treatment Centers 


839922 - Background Screening


839924 - Dependency Information & Help Centres


839925 - Memorial Societies


839929 - Epilepsy Educational Referral/sprt Services


839930 - Tax Advocacy


839998 - Non-profit Organizations


839999 - Social Services Nec

Utilities Sector

The Utilities Sector comprises utility companies such as electric, gas and water utilities. It also includes independent power producers & energy traders and companies that engage in generation and distribution of electricity using renewable sources.

  • Recommended industry taxonomy: GICS (Global Industry Classification Standard): <e.g. "classification"= "GICS:55101010">


The following industry sector codes are in scope for the Utilities Sector:

SectorIndustry GroupIndustrySub-Industry
55 - Utilities5510 - Utilities551010 - Electric Utilities55101010 - Electric Utilities


551020 - Gas Utilities55102010 - Gas Utilities


551030 - Multi-Utilities55103010 - Multi-Utilities


551040 - Water Utilities55104010 - Water Utilities


551050 - Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers55105010 - Independent Power Producers & Energy Traders



55105020 - Renewable Electricity 
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