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 more than 170 organizations, in over 48 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

Talk at Business Women California Conference

“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

Technip’s Chairman and CEO

“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 Svizzera

“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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Latest news about EDGE

11 April 2017 – The 2017 Gender Equality Global Report and Ranking sits at the heart of Equileap’s strategy to accelerate gender equality in the workplace. It is part of a comprehensive tool-kit
designed to make the gender performance of public companies transparent and comparable, and to enable corporations to understand how they can improve performance.

The 2017 Equileap Gender Equality Scorecard was peer-reviewed by an Expert Committee, including Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation.

EDGE Co-Founder member of the Expert Committee for 2017 Equileap Gender Equality Scorecard

28 March 2017: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a keynote address during the Professional Business Women of California Conference. During her speech she stated, “And we’re 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. Google it, EDGE, and see what you can do to advocate for it within your own company.”

Hillary Clinton on EDGE Certification at Professional Business Women Conference

17 March 2017: IDB Facebook Live – The Inter-American Development Bank’s President, Luis Alberto Moreno, Andrew Morrison and Maria Theresa Villanueva (both experts in gender and diversity) discussed women in leadership positions and how they benefit society as a whole.

The IDB is EDGE Certified. EDGE is mentioned in this clip at 15:49.

Did you know that the glass ceiling is breaking in Latin America and the Caribbean?

07 March 2017: The New York Times – column from Luis Alberto Moreno (President, Inter-American Development Bank) on how the IDB is closing the gender gap – mentioning the organizations recent EDGE Certification, as well as providing regional insight on gender equality in Latin America.

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08 March 2017: Zurich website – International Woman’s Day is an opportunity to highlight the need of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. At Zurich, a number of global initiatives have been implemented to promote diversity and inclusion. But more needs to be done to promote it in the workplace.

Zurich is EDGE Certified in 13 entities globally.

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace at Zurich

EDGE Certification latest news Washington DC – IMF Commitment to Gender Equality in the Workplace Confirmed Through EDGE Certification