ENGIE Brasil Participações, the largest private-sector power producer in Brazil, has earned the EDGE Assess certification for the first time. Joining a group of eight Brazilian organizations which have been EDGE certified – ENGIE Brasil Participações is the only organization in the electric utilities industry in the country to be certified.
EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender and intersectional equity. Certification 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, statistical data is analysed, policies and practices are reviewed, and employees receive a comprehensive survey to assess their experience in terms of career development opportunities in the current workplace.
ENGIE Brasil Participações certification at the EDGE Assess level means that the organization is well engaged on its journey towards achieving an improved gender balance and takes a pipeline approach to attract, retain, develop, and motivate female talent at different levels of responsibility and in different types of jobs. The EDGE action plan, a vital part of the EDGE Certification journey, highlights ENGIE Brasil Participações’ commitment to continue strengthening its proactive management of pay equity and improved access for female leadership training, mentoring and flexible working.
“I am very proud that ENGIE Brasil is joining the very special group of companies, including our parent company ENGIE in France, that are evolving their vision of how our industry should look, while shaping a more sustainable future as we accelerate on the energy transition” says Mauricio Bahr, Country Manager Brasil and CEO ENGIE Energia Brasil. “The EDGE Assess Certification means our actions have been following the right course and now, as with the energy transition, we must accelerate to reach the goals we have set for ourselves. These goals used to be called ‘ambitious’ by some in the past, I call them ‘necessary’”.
“ENGIE Brasil Participações looks at gender balance as a cornerstone of its business success” says Aniela Unguresan, Founder of EDGE Certified Foundation. Even though the company operates in an industry with a traditionally male-dominated talent pool, they purposefully and intentionally built a rich pool of female talent and are now at an inflection point towards an improved gender-balance throughout the organization. Their EDGE Assess Certification clearly demonstrates that when there is a will, there is definitely a way”.
ABOUT EDGE CERTIFICATION
EDGE is the leading global assessment and business certification for gender and intersectional equity. Certification 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, statistical data is analysed, policies and practices are reviewed and employees receive a comprehensive survey to assess their experience in terms of career development opportunities in the current workplace. EDGE’s customer base consists of over 200 large organizations in 50 countries across five continents, representing 30 different industries.
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. There is no pass or fail, just commitment to transparency and accountability for progress.
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, it remains valid for a period of two years.
ENGIE Brasil Participações is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Together with its 170,000 employees, customers, partners, and stakeholders, it is committed to accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions. Inspired by its purpose (‘raison d’être’), it reconciles economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to its customers.
ENGIE is the largest private-sector power producer in Brazil, operating in generation, commercialization and transmission of electric power, gas transport and energy solutions. With an installed capacity of 10 GW from 69 power plants, which stands for about 6% of the country’s capacity, the company has nearly 97% of its installed capacity in the country from renewable sources and with low GHG emissions, such as hydro, solar and biomass power plants, and windfarms.