November 13, 2018

Unites States, New York

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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About Mercer

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 23,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With nearly 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer

MERCER is a trademark of Mercer (US) Inc.

About EDGE Certification

EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. It measures where organisations stand in terms of gender balance across their pipeline, pay equity, effectiveness of policies and practices to ensure equitable career flows as well as inclusiveness of their culture. 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. EDGE assessment methodology was developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation, which continues to act as the guardian of the EDGE methodology and certification standards. EDGE Certification is currently working with nearly 200 organizations, in 50 countries and 23 industries.

EDGE is a trademark of Edge Certified Foundation.