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

Economic Value Retained (G4-EC1-a)

How much economic value does the company retain (Economic Value Generated - Economic Value Distributed)?

Metric value
Companies Values
LG Uplus
2015 = $ 951B
Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
2015 = $ 170B
2015 = $ 51.1B
Novo Nordisk
2016 = $ 36.7B
Kia Motors
2015 = $ 36.2B
Hyundai Motor Company
2015 = $ 24.7B
2015 = $ 13.9B
Heineken N.V.
2016 = $ 10.6B
UniCredit Group
2016 = $ 9.82B
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
2015 = $ 9.52B
Wesfarmers Limited
2016 = $ 6.27B
2015-2016 = $ 6.03B
Baosteel Group Corporation
2013 = $ 5.8B
Asahi Group Holdings
2015 = $ 5.33B
2015 = $ 3.13B
Hyundai Mobis
2012 = $ 3.12B
Koninklijke Philips N.V
2015 = $ 3.05B
Samsung Heavy Industries
2015 = $ 2.03B
Banco Popular Espanol
2015 = $ 1.77B
Ipsos SA
2016 = $ 1.31B

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Community Assessed
Report Type
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
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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.


To calculate the direct economic value that the company retains - G4-EC1-a3:

  • Compile the EVG&D data (see G4-EC1-a1 & G4-EC1-a2), where possible, from data in the organization’s audited financial or profit and loss (P&L) statement, or its internally audited management accounts.

  • Subtract the Economic Value Distributed (EVD) from the Economic Value Generated (EVG), this will give you the Economic Value Retained (EVR).

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