Launched at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in 2011, EDGE assessment methodology and certification were developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation. The Foundation continues to act as the guardian of the EDGE methodology and certification standards while its commercial arm, EDGE Strategy, works with companies to prepare them for the EDGE Certification.
A world of equal opportunities, a world where men and women are equally valued and respected in all aspects of economic, political and social life.
Our mission is to use the EDGE global certification system and label to engage corporations across the world in fostering equal career opportunities for women and men in the workplace. We are committed to being the world’s leading global certification for workplace gender equality.
The EDGE Certified Foundation is co-founded under the name of The Gender Equality Project by Nicole Schwab and Aniela Unguresan in Geneva with a vision to create a world of equal opportunities for men and women.
EDGE Certification, the only standardised methodology and global certification system that can be applied across industries and regions for assessing and tracking progress in closing the corporate gender gap, is piloted with a group of multinational companies.
EDGE Certification is officially launched at the 2011 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos and the assessment methodology is implemented as an online tool.
EDGE Certification Procedure and Requirements are estabilished to help corporates communicate their efforts and achievements around gender equality.
EDGE Certification starts to establish its global presence with companies working to become certified in 19 countries across 11 industries and 4 continents.
EDGE Certification’s diverse customer base consists of 200 large organizations in 37 countries across five continents, representing 24 different industries and encompassing more than one million employees.