About EDGE Certified Foundation

Founded in 2009, the EDGE Certified Foundation is the custodian behind EDGE Certification, the leading standards for DE&I, centred on a gender and intersectional equity approach.

Officially launched at the World Economic Forum in 2011, the EDGE Standards and Certification help create a fairer place to work for employees, attract, develop, motivate, and retain higher performing, diverse talent and teams, and deliver genuine ESG value to the investor community.

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Our Vision

Our vision is to create 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.

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Our Mission

Our Mission is to use the EDGE Global Certification system to engage organizations across the world in fostering equal career opportunities for women and men across their different gender identities, race/ethnicities, sexual orientations, nationalities, age groups, and working with a disability status.

Our Values

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EDGE Certified Foundation Annual Reports

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Our History And Milestones


The EDGE Certified Foundation is founded to create a world of equal opportunities for men and women.


EDGE Certification, a system for assessing and tracking progress in closing the corporate gender gap, is piloted.


EDGE Certification is officially launched at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.


EDGE Certification Procedures and Requirements are established to help organizations communicate their achievements.


The first organizations to become EDGE Certified are announced across 19 countries and 11 industry sectors.


EDGE Certification offers a new innovative
solution – EDGEplus – that addresses and measures the intersectionality of gender and other dimensions of diversity in the workplace.


EDGE Empower® is launched – one integrated DE&I solution empowering meaningful and visible DE&I change, where a core pillar is EDGE Certification.


More than 750 EDGE Certificates have been granted to large organizations in 65 countries representing 41 industry sectors, across the three levels of EDGE Certification.