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

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and EDGE Certification, the provider of the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality, today announced they have collaborated to create Mercer | EDGE, an accelerated, globally scalable, comprehensive solution for organizations seeking to enhance their gender diversity programs. Mercer | EDGE 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 EDGE to help companies achieve greater gender diversity. Mercer | EDGE will enable organizations to identify and eliminate gender gaps.” said Pat Milligan, Senior Partner and Global Leader, Multinational Client Group and When Women Thrive, Mercer. “In addition to helping companies create optimal workplaces for women and men, it will also help organizations to benefit from a more diverse workforce.”

Mercer | EDGE aims to help companies with actions and the ability to provide transparency along their gender equality journey. Benefitting from Mercer and EDGE’s combined global expertise and local resources, companies will be able to obtain an appraisal and documentation of their business imperatives for gender equality to align their key stakeholders on the importance of improving it. Mercer| 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 gender equality.

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 gender equality (internally and externally) and to use for recruiting and retention purposes.

“Through a powerful combination of Mercer’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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