Capgemini Brasil strides ahead in equity with EDGE Move certification

Posted on April 22nd, 2022

The organization is the first Latin America organization in the IT Services industry to be EDGE Move certified.

Capgemini Brasil, a leader in the IT sector and part of the Capgemini group, has progressed to the EDGE Move level certification, demonstrating its ongoing progress towards obtaining a gender balanced workplace.

EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender and intersectional equity. EDGE Move level is the second level of certification which demonstrates an organization’s progress in fostering workplace gender balance and gender equity. The certification process involves a rigorous third-party review of representation across the pipeline, pay equity, effectiveness of policies and practices, and inclusiveness of an organisation’s culture. As an integral part of the assessment, employees receive a comprehensive survey to assess perceptions of career development opportunities the workplace.

Capgemini Brasil is driven to make technology a force for progress for a more inclusive and sustainable future, and the EDGE Certification process is an integral part of the organization’s overarching business strategy and objectives.

Capgemini Brasil first achieved EDGE Assess certification in 2017. Its progress to EDGE Move level demonstrates improvements and changes to reach a gender balanced workplace. Notably, the organization’s Non-Executive Board has both genders represented above the 30% threshold, confirming its progress since the last assessment in 2019.

Furthermore, the assessment highlighted a strong framework of policies and practices to ensure equitable career flows in place within the organization which supported a variety of factors, including equal pay for equal work, recruitment and promotion, leadership development training and mentoring, flexible working, and organizational culture.

Janine Carvalho, VP and Leader of the Women@Capgemini group in the country (the Company’s Gender Equality Committee), reports that the organization has become a model in its industry in implementing effective initiatives for gender equity: “The EDGE Move certification demonstrates how committed we are to building an increasingly inclusive work environment for women. In 2021, our company surpassed the rate of 35% female representation on the team and we have the goal of reaching 40% by 2025, rates well above the average observed in the sector in the country”, she says.

Going forward, Capgemini Brasil is committed to strengthening its organizational policies and practices in the areas of training and mentoring for the development of new female leaders.

Aniela Unguresan, Founder of EDGE Certified Foundation, says the organization’s progress is a significant achievement and an example to follow by its sector: “Capgemini Brasil has shown significant progress in strengthening its organizational framework to support diversity, equity and inclusion, which have resulted in improvements in equitable career flows since the last assessment in 2019.

“The company’s Young Women in Tech Program implemented by the organization, which helped to deepen the available STEM-focused female talent pool, deserves special recognition. Its commitment is setting a worthy example for other organizations in the IT sector to follow.”

The Capgemini group is currently in the process of renewing its EDGE global certification which requires each of the individual countries concentrating 80% of its global workforce successfully renewing its individual EDGE certification.

 

ABOUT CAPGEMINI

Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided everyday by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of over 325,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering and platforms. The Group reported 2021 global revenues of €18 billion.

 

ABOUT EDGE CERTIFICATION

EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender and intersectional equity. EDGE Certification involves a rigorous third-party review of representation across the pipeline, pay equity, effectiveness of policies and practices, and inclusiveness of an organization’s culture. As an integral part of the assessment, statistical data is analysed, policies and practices are reviewed and employees’ experiences of career development opportunities in the current workplace are accounted for. Depending on the specific results of each organization, an action plan is formulated, and firm commitments towards its implementation.​

EDGE Certification meets organizations where they are in their gender balance journey (EDGE) and in their intersectional equity journey (EDGEplus) through its three levels of certification: Assess, Move and Lead. A certification at the EDGE Assess level recognizes commitment, one at the EDGE Move level showcases progress and a certification at the EDGE Lead level celebrates success in fostering gender equitable workplaces. An EDGEplus certification further recognizing its commitment to analysing intersectional issues between gender and one or several of the following additional dimensions: gender identity, race/ethnicity, LGBTQI+, working with a disability, nationality and age.​

EDGE Certification is built around the independent third-party certification of data and information and is distinguished by its rigour and focus on impact granted by one of the EDGE accredited independent third-party certification bodies – SGS, Intertek or FloCert, it remains valid for a period of two years. EDGE’s current customer base consists of over 200 large organizations in 50 countries across five continents, representing 30 different industries.​

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