Capgemini Technology Services Maroc gains ground on gender equity with EDGE Move certification

Posted on March 2nd, 2022

The organization becomes the first in its industry and in Morocco to obtain EDGE Move certification.

 

Capgemini Technology Services Maroc, a global leader in the IT sector and part of the Capgemini group, has become the only organization in Morocco to achieve EDGE Move level certification, showcasing the progress it has made towards workplace gender equity.

EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender equity. EDGE Move level is the second level of certification which demonstrates an organization’s progression 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 equity in the workplace.

Asmâa Oudghiri, HR, Com & CSR Director for Capgemini Technology Services Maroc, says that the organization has become a model in its sector for implementing effective initiatives for gender equity: “The EDGE Move certification testifies to Capgemini Technology Services Maroc’s commitment and progress in terms of gender equality. Performing a rigorous certification process which involved measuring, benchmarking, and formulating a transformation plan highlights the existence of a solid framework to create an inclusive work environment.

Having obtained its first EDGE Assess certification in 2017, Capgemini Technology Services Maroc’s certification at EDGE Move level is clear evidence of the improvement in workplace gender representation at most levels of responsibility in the organization. The organization further commits to improving its gender representation at the top two Grade levels of responsibility, as well as in its core functions. Moreover, it will continue to strengthen its organizational policies and practices in the areas of leadership development training and mentoring.

Capgemini Technology Services Maroc is guided by its mission to provide and progress with technology for businesses to ensure an inclusive and sustainable future. The EDGE Certification process is a key part of supporting the organization in reaching its goals.

Aniela Unguresan, Founder of EDGE Certified Foundation, says this is a significant achievement for the organization, and a first for the country: “Capgemini Technology Services Maroc’s proactive management of pay equity played a major role in enabling the organization to achieve EDGE Move certification for the first time. There has been significant progress leading up to the second level of EDGE certification, and the organization can demonstrate improvements in representation, employee’s perceptions and experiences of equal pay, recruitment and promotion, leadership development training and mentoring, flexible working, and organizational culture. Its commitment is setting a worthy example for other organizations in its sector and in Morocco to follow.”

The Capgemini group is currently in the process of recertifying globally in the USA, UK, Brazil, Canada, France, Netherland, and India.

 

ABOUT CAPGEMINI TECHNOLOGY SERVICES MAROC

Capgemini Technology Services Maroc is part of the Capgemini group. 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 300,000 team members in nearly 50 countries. With its strong 50-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 in 2020 global revenues of €16 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, 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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