CSR Board Sustainability Index IndustriesBecause the assessment deals with many industries, the questionnaire must be tailored to address the peculiarities of each of these industries. That is why the industries that will take part in the assessment have been defined into set categories:
Oil and Gas
The Oil and Gas industry of Saudi Arabia comprises a number of of companies involved in the upstream (exploration, development and production of crude oil or natural gas) and downstream oil sectors (oil tankers, refiners, retailers and consumers), as well as the pipeline and oil and gas service and supply sectors.
The utilities Industry in Saudi Arabia is a collection of companies such as gas and power companies in Saudi Arabia. The sector involves companies such as electric, gas and water firms, and integrated providers.
The basic materials sector groups companies involved in the discovery, development and processing of raw materials, including mining and refining companies, chemical producers and producers of forestry products.
Construction and Engineering
The construction & engineering sector is a category of companies involved in the construction of infrastructure, as well as commercial and residential buildings.
Industrial Goods and Services
The Industrial goods and services sector joins companies involved in producing goods used in construction and manufacturing, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery, tools, lumber production, construction, waste management, manufactured housing, cement and metal fabrication.
Real Estate Development
The real estate sector is a category of companies that work in development, management and investment in residential and commercial property.
Investment and Services
The investment services industry consists of companies engaged in providing security brokerage services, investment banking and investment management services without significant commercial banking operations.
Financial Services and Insurance
The financial industry consists of companies that provide financial services such as money management, including credit unions, credit card companies, insurance companies, accounting companies, consumer finance companies and stock brokerages.
Retail and Consumer Services
The retail and consumer services industry consists of companies engaged in selling consumer goods or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution such as food products, hard or durable goods, and soft goods or consumables. Consumer goods involve food production, packaged goods, clothing production, beverage production, and also include automobiles and electronics.
Telecommunications, ICT and Media
The technology, media and telecom sector includes a wide range of companies, involved in communications related businesses such as phones, TVs, Internet service providers (ISPs) , computers (both software and hardware), networking companies, and media.
The transportation industry consists of companies engaged in the transportation of goods or customers. The transportation sector is made up of airline, railroad and trucking companies.
The healthcare industry involves companies affiliated with medical and healthcare goods or services. The healthcare sector includes hospital management firms, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), biotechnology and a variety of medical products.
Hospitality and Leisure
The hospitality industry groups companies engaged in providing services that include lodging, event planning, theme parks, restaurants, and additional fields within the tourism industry.
Conglomerates & Diversified Industries
Conglomerates & diversified industries involve companies engaged in a wide array of business activities that often cross over to numerous industries and engaged in entirely different businesses.
The banking industry consists of financial institutions providing commercial banking services , such as accepting deposits and issuing loans, and a wide a range of investment products that commercial banks offer like savings accounts, certificates of deposits, business loans, and mortgages.
The consumer goods industry consists of companies involved with food production, packaged goods, clothing production, beverage production , automobiles and electronics production.