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

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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Corporations, Especially Media and Tech Companies, Should Clearly Commit to Gender Equality and Get Gender Certified

Would your company pass gender certification? “So, what can and should companies do? A necessary first step is to measure exactly what the situation looks like. Next, establish benchmarks for progress, institute programs and training, invest and allocate resources, then measure again. That is what the EDGE certification program does” …- Soraya Chemaly

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