Global Industry Classification Standard

"In 1999, MSCI and S&P Global developed the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), seeking to offer an efficient investment tool to capture the breadth, depth and evolution of industry sectors. GICS is a four-tiered, hierarchical industry classification system. It consists of 11 sectors, 24 industry groups, 68 industries and 157 sub-industries. Companies are classified quantitatively and qualitatively. Each company is assigned a single GICS classification at the sub-industry level according to its principal business activity.

Plan de Classement de la BSI

"Le plan de classement de la BSI est spécifique. Dès l’origine, il a été choisi de ne pas utiliser les classifications préexistantes, telles que la CDU ou la Dewey. La BSI a donc élaboré son propre outil.

"The BSI classification scheme is specific, and from the outset it has been chosen not to use pre-existing classifications such as CDU or Dewey, so BSI has developed its own tool.