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What We Do

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.

VISION

A world of equal opportunities, a world where men and women are equally valued and respected in all aspects of economic, political and social life.

MISSION

Our mission is to use the EDGE global certification system and label to engage corporations across the world in fostering equal career opportunities for women and men in the workplace.

We are committed to being the world’s leading global certification for workplace gender equality.

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So Why EDGE?

When it comes to closing the corporate gender gap, we feel that there is a necessity to bring new perspectives and bold ideas in order to find effective solutions to not-so-new problems. This is precisely what the EDGE Certification system does: it encourages companies to take a close look into their company culture, structures and metrics. EDGE Certification is a nudge to overcome the current belief systems
Carolina Müller-Möhl, President of the Müller-Möhl Foundation and Member of the Global Advisory Board