Global Reporting Initiative+Direct Economic Value Generated (G4-EC1-a)

Direct Economic Value Generated (G4-EC1-a)

How much direct economic value (revenue) does the company generate?

Metric value
Companies Values
Samsung Heavy Industries
2016 = US Dollars 10.4T
Grupo Nutresa S.A.
2016 = US Dollars 8.68T
Bavaria Colombia
2013 = US Dollars 7.05T
2015 = US Dollars 2.01T
2017 = US Dollars 577B
Siam Cement
2016 = US Dollars 423B
Bumitama Agri
2016 = US Dollars 349B
Grupo aviatur
2015 = US Dollars 297B
2016 = US Dollars 217B
2016 = US Dollars 213B
Total S.A.
2016 = US Dollars 149B
2016 = US Dollars 147B
Imperial Holdings
2017 = US Dollars 120B
Novo Nordisk
2016 = US Dollars 112B
Standard Bank Group
2016 = US Dollars 100B
Microsoft Corporation
2017 = US Dollars 90B
2016 = US Dollars 83.2B
2015 = US Dollars 69.6B
Intel Corporation
2016 = US Dollars 59.4B
Deutsche Post DHL
2015 = US Dollars 59.2B

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Metric Type
Research Policy
Community Assessed
Report Type
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
Value Type
US Dollars


This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the reporting requirements of Indicator G4-EC1 – ‘Direct economic value generated and distributed’.

Information on the creation and distribution of economic value provides a basic indication of how the organization has created wealth for stakeholders. Several components of the economic value generated and distributed (EVG&D) also provide an economic profile of the organization, which may be useful for normalizing other performance figures. If presented in country-level detail, EVG&D can provide a useful picture of the direct monetary value added to local economies.


Find or calculate the direct economic value (or revenue) that the company generates - G4-EC1-a1:

Revenue includes the following:

  • Net sales equal gross sales from products and services minus returns, discounts, and allowances
  • Revenue from financial investments includes cash received as interest on financial loans, as dividends from shareholdings, as royalties, and as direct income generated from assets (such as property rental)
  • Revenues from sale of assets include physical assets (such as property, infrastructure, and equipment) and intangibles (such as intellectual property rights, designs, and brand names)

For WikiRate Researchers:

  • Monetary conversions - monetary values must be converted to US Dollars. If the value is reported in a currency other than US dollars, please consult this page to find the conversion rate to use according to the company's reporting year. Once you have found the correct conversion rate, multiply that number by your answer to get the USD rate. Include this calculation in your comments.
  • Please see this page for additional guidelines on how to research values for GRI-based metrics.
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