Swiss Re Switzerland receives EDGE Certification

Swiss Re Switzerland becomes EDGE certified. EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality.

Swiss Re recently obtained the 1st level Assess EDGE certification for its Zurich operations. EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. This renowned certification demonstrates Swiss Re's commitment to build an open and inclusive culture where both women and men can thrive.

The EDGE methodology applies a business, rather than a theoretical, approach. It incorporates benchmarking, metrics and accountability into the certification process. EDGE assessed Swiss Re Switzerland on the following key drivers of gender equality:

  • recruitment and promotion
  • leadership development training and mentoring
  • flexible working and company culture
  • equal pay for equal work

This is followed by a "gap analysis" that provides a structured and systematic way to measure, track and address gender inconsistencies over a six-year period.

For Swiss Re, gender equality is not just about advancing women. It's about creating workplace policies, programs and a culture where both men and women can equally thrive. The EDGE assessment and certification is just one of the ways Swiss Re is advancing diversity and inclusion. It has given us a better understanding of what Swiss Re is doing well and which actions we need to implement in order to improve in specific areas. The EDGE certification brings us a step closer to fully leveraging our diverse workforce and living our brand "We're smarter together".