Three Levels Of EDGE Certification

EDGE Certification embraces a philosophy of continuous improvement and positive social impact. It gives organizations an accurate picture of where they are on their DE&I journey.

Organizations can become EDGE Certified for their commitment to workplace gender equity and, in their journey towards achieving excellence, they can progress through the three levels of certification:

  • EDGE Assess
  • EDGE Move
  • EDGE Lead

Organizations achieving any of the three levels of EDGE Certification will analyse their workplace from a gender-binary standpoint. Organizations may further deepen their analysis, through a gender and intersectional lens, by choosing EDGEplus certification.

EDGEplus Certification recognizes a public commitment to measuring the intersectionality of gender and other dimensions of diversity, including race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, working with a disability and nationality.

Each EDGE and EDGEplus certificate is granted for two years.

The EDGE Certified Seals are a trademark owned by the EDGE Certified Foundation – all use of the EDGE Certified Seal must comply with the use requirements established by the EDGE Certified Foundation.

Learn more about how to get EDGE Certified.

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EDGE Assess

Recognizing Commitment

As part of its certification at the EDGE Assess level, the organization commits to an impactful action plan, which documents how it will accelerate its progress across the four pillars of the EDGE Global Standards, by working to close gaps identified during the assessment. The organization shall include implementation milestones, resource requirements and accountabilities.

EDGE Assess is the certification level for organizations who are starting to think about their DE&I strategy. It’s all about recognizing commitment to change and providing an organization with solid baselines and benchmarks to accurately measure progress.

Certified organizations can recertify and remain at the Assess level for a maximum of six years. To remain EDGE Certified after this period, organizations must progress to a higher level of certification.

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EDGEplus

Recognizes a public commitment to analyzing intersectional issues relating to gender equity and other aspects of diversity.

EDGE Move

Showcasing Progress

As part of its certification at the EDGE Move level, the organization commits to an impactful action plan, which documents how it will further accelerate its progress across the four pillars of the EDGE Global Standards, by working to close gaps identified during the assessment. The organization shall include implementation milestones, resource requirements and accountabilities.

EDGE Move is the certification level for organizations that are already committed to DE&I but still want to improve. EDGE Move showcases this commitment, while giving organizations further support as they progress their diversity, equity and inclusion strategy.

At the EDGE Move level, the organization has reached the EDGE Global Standards in some of the assessed areas.

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EDGEplus

Recognizes a public commitment to analyzing intersectional issues relating to gender equity and other aspects of diversity.

EDGE Lead

Celebrating Success

EDGE Lead is our highest certification level, showing that an organization meets every single one of our standards across the four pillars. This level is for organizations that lead the way in DE&I and have a robust commitment to the S in ESG.

To remain certified at the EDGE Lead level, organizations must demonstrate continued alignment with EDGE Global Standards.

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EDGEplus

Recognizes a public commitment to analyzing intersectional issues relating to gender equity and other aspects of diversity.