Mercer And EDGE Certification Announce Alliance To Help Accelerate Gender Equality Programs

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(Last Updated On: December 29, 2018)

, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and Certification, the provider of the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for , today announced they have collaborated to create | , an accelerated, globally scalable, comprehensive solution for organizations seeking to enhance their gender diversity programs. | offers a holistic, robust approach to analyzing companies’ gender gaps while aligning leaders and stakeholders around finding concrete solutions to close those gaps.

“We are thrilled to partner with to help companies achieve greater gender diversity. | will enable organizations to identify and eliminate gender gaps.” said Pat Milligan, Senior Partner and Global Leader, Multinational Client Group and When Women Thrive, . “In addition to helping companies create optimal workplaces for women and men, it will also help organizations to benefit from a more diverse workforce.”

| EDGE aims to help companies with actions and the ability to provide transparency along their journey. Benefitting from and EDGE’s combined global expertise and local resources, companies will be able to obtain an appraisal and documentation of their business imperatives for to align their key stakeholders on the importance of improving it. | EDGE can also prepare companies to become eligible for EDGE Certification. As a leading independent, third-party certification system, EDGE Certification brings credibility, public recognition, accountability and transparency to a company’s commitment and progress on workplace .

Offered as part of the solution is an executive network membership to connect an organization’s leaders with peers and experts who are also focused on diversity and inclusion as well as a communication toolkit to publicize an organization’s commitment to (internally and externally) and to use for recruiting and retention purposes.

“Through a powerful combination of ’s global gender research and consulting expertise, and EDGE’s leading global assessment methodology and certification standard, companies can now accelerate their progress toward gender equality and increase their impact,” said Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation.

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