PET - Plain English Taxonomy

Name: GICSDimension
Label: Global Industry Classification Standard
TREF ID: DM385
Type: Predefined
Description:
This dimension categorises the reported information according to the Global Industry Classification Standard that has been introduced by Standard and Poor's and Morgan Stanley Capital International, with the objective of facilitating a uniform classification of companies around the world according to the type of business operations performed.
Usage:

Dimension Members
Name Label TREF ID Description
ConsumerDiscretionary Consumer Discretionary DV4732
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that are in those industries that tend to be the most sensitive to economic cycles. Its manufacturing segment includes automotive, household durable goods, textiles and apparel and leisure equipment. The services segment includes hotels, restaurants and other leisure facilities, media production and services, and consumer retailing and services.
ConsumerStaples Consumer Staples DV4733
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that 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 businesses as well as hypermarkets and consumer super centres.
Energy Energy DV4729
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that are dominated by either of the following activities: the construction or provision of oil rigs, drilling equipment and other energy related service and equipment, including seismic data collection; or, companies engaged in the exploration, production, marketing, refining and/or transportation of oil and gas products, coal and other consumable fuels.
Financials Financials Excluding Property Trusts DV4735
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that are  involved in activities such as banking, mortgage finance, consumer finance, specialised finance, investment banking and brokerage, asset management and custody, corporate lending, insurance, and financial investment.
HealthCare Health Care DV4734
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that are in two main industry groups. The first includes companies who manufacture health care equipment and supplies or provide health care related services, and owners and operators of health care products, providers of basic health-care services, and owners and operators of health care facilities and organisations. The second group includes companies primarily involved in the research, development, production and marketing of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology products.
IT Information Technology DV4801
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that are in the following general areas: firstly, Software & Services, including businesses that primarily develop software in various fields such as the Internet, applications, systems, databases management and/or home entertainment, and businesses that provide information technology consulting and services, as well as data processing and outsourced services; secondly, Technology Hardware & Equipment, including manufacturers and distributors of communications equipment, computers & peripherals, electronic equipment and related instruments; and thirdly, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers.
Industrials Industrials DV4731
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that are dominated by one of the following activities: the manufacture and distribution of capital goods, including aerospace & defence, construction, engineering & building products, electrical equipment and industrial machinery; or, the provision of commercial services and supplies, including printing, employment, environmental and office services; or, the provision of transportation services, including airlines, couriers, marine, road & rail and transportation infrastructure.
Materials Materials DV4730
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.
Telecomms Telecommunication Services DV4802
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that provide communications services primarily through a fixed-line, cellular, wireless, high bandwidth and/or fibre optic cable network.
Utilities Utilities DV4803
The industry sector to which the reported information relates comprises businesses that are considered to be electric, gas or water utilities, or businesses that operate as independent producers and/or distributors of power.