What is EDGE Certification?

EDGE is the only global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. The EDGE assessment methodology was developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation and launched at the World Economic Forum in 2011. EDGE Certification has been designed to help companies not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it. EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is distinguished by its rigor and focus on business impact. The methodology uses a business, rather than theoretical approach that incorporates benchmarking, metrics and accountability into the process. It assesses policies, practices and numbers across five different areas of analysis: equal pay for equivalent work, recruitment and promotion, leadership development training and mentoring, flexible working and company culture.

The Certification Process

PREPARE FOR CERTIFICATION

Use the EDGE Assessment Tool to input data.

ANALYSIS & PRESENTATION OF RESULTS

Results are benchmarked against
the EDGE Standard and/or peer companies.

DESIGN AN ACTION PLAN

A concrete action plan is
developed grounded in
accountability and business impact.

APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION

Use a third party auditor accredited
& trained by the EDGE Certified Foundation.

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EDGE Partners with IFC/World Bank to Advance Women’s Employment in the Private Sector

Initiative announced by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Geneva, September 22, 2014. EDGE Certification – the global business standard for gender equality – has partnered with IFC (a member of the World Bank Group), the International Labour Organization, and […]

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