What is EDGE Certification?

EDGE is the leading 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


Use the EDGE Assessment Tool to input data.


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


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


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

Latest News

L’Oréal Russia Becomes First Company in Russia to Receive EDGE Gender Equality Certification

Moscow, Russia/Geneva, Switzerland –April 14, 2015 – L’Oréal Russia is the first company in Russia to be certified with the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for workplace gender equality. As the global leader in beauty, L’Oréal has a strong commitment to gender equality. It is part of our mission of “Beauty for all” and another step in ensuring that L’Oreal is a great place to work for everyone

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