Welcome to the Sustainable Value Calculator

Welcome to the Sustainable Value Calculator

This calculator determines Sustainable Value by comparing the return a company creates with a set of economic, environmental and social resource to the return a benchmark would have created with those resources. Sustainable Value assesses corporate sustainability performance in the same way in which financial markets determine and measure financial performance.

The Sustainable Value Calculator will guide you through the steps of a Sustainable Value assessment. In this process you will be asked define the scope of the assessment and choose between different benchmarks. In addition, you will be asked to enter the economic, environmental and social performance data.

Please note that in order to obtain useful and sensible results it is crucially important that the scope of activities covered by the environmental and social performance data corresponds to the scope of the financial performance data entered.

Data entered will neither be saved nor distributed to third parties.

To be sure that the scope of all data is consistent please obey to the following rules:
  • Environmental and social data of companies that are fully consolidated must be fully considered irrespective of the proportion to which they belong to the group.
  • Environmental and social data of companies that are consolidated at-equity must not be considered.
  • Environmental and social data of companies that are consolidated proportionally must be considered to the proportion at which they are consolidated financially.
  • Environmental and social data refers to the specific company structure of each particular year.
  • There should be no pro-forma backward consolidation of the current company structure.

Step 1: Defining the scope of the assessment

Step 1: Defining the scope of the assessment

In the first step of a Sustainable Value assessment you must define the set of indicators you want to use for the assessment. the Sustainable Value Calculator provides a set of 13 financial, environmental and social indicators that are most commonly used in corporate environmental and sustainability reporting. Please refer to the FAQs for more information on the choice of indicators.

Please tick those indicators that you would like to include in your Sustainable Value assessment. At least one indicator and one year must be selected before proceeding to the next step.

Financial Aspects
Please tick this checkbox to include the non-financial assets of your company in the assessment.
Environmental Aspects
Please tick this checkbox to include the CO2-emissions of your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the NOx-emissions of your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the SOx-emissions of your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the amount of waste generated by your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the amount of water used by your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the VOC-emissions of your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the CH4-emissions of your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the dust-emissions (PM10) of your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the N2O-emissions of your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the SF6-emissions of your company in the assessment.
Social Aspects
Please tick this checkbox to include the number of accidents within your company in the assessment.
Please tick this checkbox to include the number of full-time employees of your company in the assessment.
Years
Please select the year(s) for which you want to carry out an assessment. We recommend that you cover at least a period of three years in order to identify performance trends.
Please tick this checkbox to assess performance for the year 2000.
Please tick this checkbox to assess performance for the year 2001.
Please tick this checkbox to assess performance for the year 2002.
Please tick this checkbox to assess performance for the year 2003.
Please tick this checkbox to assess performance for the year 2004.
Please tick this checkbox to assess performance for the year 2005.
Currency of your data

Step 2: Data entry

Step 2: Data entry

Please enter the respective information for the years you have chosen. Where information about an indicator is not available in a specific year please leave the field empty.

If your company has no emissions or does not use a specific resource in a specific year, please enter 0 (=zero).

Years 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Gross Value Added
First, the return of the company must be stated. In this online calculator the gross value added from operational business is used as a return figure to calculate the Sustainable Value. Please state the gross value added from operational business of the company you want to assess for the following years:
Gross Value Added
Please submit the gross value added from operational business activities in your selected currency. The gross value added from operational business activities can be approximated as follows:

EBIT from operational business activities (i.e. excluding financial and extraordinary profits)
+ Personnel expenses
+ Depreciation and Amortization
= Gross value added from operational business

By clicking into the input field, a calculator will pop up to assist you in calculating the gross value added from these parameters.

Please make sure that the scope of the return figure of the company matches the scope of the data on the use of financial, environmental and social data you are using in this assessment.

Financial Aspects
Non-financial Assets
Please submit a figure that encompasses all non-financial assets, i.e. all assets except financial assets such as cash, shares or companies held at equity, in your selected currency.
Environmental Aspects
CO2 emissions in t
Please report direct and indirect CO2-emissions in metric tons. Emissions from stationary sources, produced and bought energy as well as emissions from travelling by owned/or managed fleet should be considered.
NOx emissions in t
Please report all NOx-emissions from stationary sources as well as emissions from travelling by owned and/or managed fleet in metric tons.
SOx emissions in t
Please report all SOx-emissions from stationary sources as well as emissions from travelling by owned and/or managed fleet in metric tons.
Waste generated in t
Please report all generated waste on dry basis except internally recycled waste and sellable by-products in metric tons. Waste from extraordinary activities, such as building activities for own use, should not be considered.
Water used in m3
Please make sure to include any type of water use including cooling water (with the exception of water in closed-loop cycles) in m3.
VOC emissions in t
Please report all VOC-emissions from stationary sources in metric tons.
CH4 emissions in t
Please report all CH4-emissions from stationary sources in metric tons.
Dust emissions in t
Please report all dust emissions (PM10) from stationary sources in metric tons of PM10 as well as emissions from travelling by owned and/or managed fleet.
N2O emissions in t
Please report all N20-emissions from stationary sources in metric tons.
SF6 emissions in t
Please report all SF6-emissions from stationary sources in metric tons.
Social Aspects
Work Accidents
with more than three days leave
Please report the number of accidents that lead to a sick leave of more than three working days.
If the company you want to assess does not report on accidents with more than three days leave you can make use of a survey by CEFIC, which suggested that six out of ten accidents with a sick leave of at least one day turn into accidents with a sick leave of more than three days (number of accidents with a sick leave of more than three days =number of accidents with a sick leave of one day*6/10).
Number of employees
Please provide the number of employees in full-time employee equivalents.

Step 3: Choice of Benchmark

Step 3: Choice of Benchmark

You must now choose a benchmark against which your company's performance will be assessed.

The benchmark represents the hurdle your company has to overcome to generate a positive Sustainable Value. The choice of the benchmark strongly influences the explanatory power of the results.

Within the Sustainable Value Calculator you can choose from the following benchmarks:

Available Benchmarks

To have a look at the resource-efficiencies of the benchmarks and to find out more about the implications of the choice of different benchmarks please click here.



You can enter your company's name or a random name, which will be shown on the PDF-file you can download at the end of the assessment.
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