The Sustainable Accounting Standards Board released a set of industry-specific sustainability reporting standards for healthcare companies July 31. The healthcare standards are voluntary guidelines to help companies disclose non-financial information related to environmental and social issues on SEC filings and cover six healthcare sectors, including biotechnology, healthcare delivery, healthcare distributors, managed care, medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals. These are the first in what will be a series of ten sets of industry specific standards; the SASB plans to release standards for the financial sector next, followed by those for technology and communications companies.