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.
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 standardized 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 established 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.
EDGE Certification offers a new innovative solution “EDGEplus” that addresses and measures the intersectionality of gender and other dimensions of diversity in the workplace. EDGE Certification extends its global presence with EDGE certified organizations in 44 countries across five continents, representing 29 industries and encompassing more than 2.4 million employees.