The leading global assessment and business certification for gender equality

Why EDGE Certification?

EDGE Certification is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. EDGE Certification has been designed to help organizations not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it.

EDGE Certification stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality Certification and is distinguished by its rigor and focus on business impact. EDGE Certification operates under the principle that ‘what gets measured gets done’.

EDGE Certification is currently working with nearly 200 organizations, in 50 countries and 23 industries.

Bill Mcdermott

Bill Mcdermott

CEO of SAP

“Diversity & Inclusion must be a CEO priority.
Thank you @EDGE_CERT for helping measure true progress!”

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

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“We are seeing exciting initiatives across industries like the EDGE certification program, which was designed to help companies measure and hold themselves accountable for creating a more equal workplace.
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Jim Yong Kim

Jim Yong Kim

President of the World Bank

“We cannot go out and talk about gender equality if we’re not serious about it here. Women and man deserve the same opportunities to succeed here. And study after study shows that diversity has a positive impact on productivity. These are the reasons each of the entities that make up the World Bank Group and the organisation as a whole have targets for reaching gender equity in out middle and management ranks”

Thierry Pilenko

Thierry Pilenko

TechnipFMC Executive Chairman

“It is something that is absolutely strategic for the company. In fact, what we are doing with Gender Diversity corresponds to three of our four values: doing the right thing, a fair return for all, and the third value it would apply to, its about building the future.”

Christine Lagarde

Christine Lagarde

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

“We are honored to be credited for our commitment to diversity and inclusion at the IMF” said IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde. “The diversity of our staff is inherent to who we are, and building inclusion is integral to what we do. We are proud of the progress we have made and we are determined to do more. We will continue to raise the bar on our performance, accountability and transparency in these important areas.”

Simona Scarpaleggia

Simona Scarpaleggia

CEO Ikea Switzerland

“With the EDGE certification we have the opportunity to verify if our ambition to treat men and women equally at IKEA is a living reality. By reaching the highest level of certification, we tighten IKEAs company structure and culture that prevents pay gaps, underrepresentation of women in management positions and different career paths for women.”

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THANKS to all the EDGE Certified Organizations who make Gender Equality a reality

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