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Tieto recertified by EDGE for gender equality

13 February 2018

Tieto Sweden has been acknowledged and recertified by the Swiss EDGE Certified Foundation for the company´s initiatives in pursuing gender equality in its operations. The new assessment revealed improvements in all assessed areas.

In December 2015 Tieto Sweden became the first IT company in the world to receive the first degree of EDGE certification – a leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality which assesses policies, practices and numbers across five different areas of analysis: equal pay for equivalent work, recruitment and promotion, leadership development training and mentoring, flexible working and company culture.


During the past two years Tieto has made efforts to improve gender equality in all areas. The company has maintained a robust and effective framework around ensuring equal pay for equivalent work as well as delivering consistent improvement in the gender balance across the talent pipeline and at all levels of responsibility. Furthermore, since the previous assessment in 2015 the EDGE Standard on the proportionate retention of talent has been reached. - We are proud of the certification and the dedicated work towards gender equality that we are doing at Tieto. In the end, it’s about our business – our employees are our most valuable asset and to stay competitive in a rapidly changing industry we must ensure diversity of experiences and ideas. The certification is one tool in our continuous work to make sure that we utilize and attract the best competence available, says Håkan Dahlström, country manager Sweden at Tieto.

- Having achieved EDGE ASSESS again, feels like we are at a good base to build on, says Angela Kristiansson, Head of Inclusion, Sweden.

In recent years, Tieto has also worked with building awareness on the positive effects of diversity and gender equality, for example through collaborations with educational institutions and other partners. The company has also set up a diversity council with members of the top management to make sure that the initiatives are carried out together with business partners across industries.

Read more about Diversity & inclusion related efforts at Tieto: EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. The EDGE assessment methodology was developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation and 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 Certification has received the endorsement of business, government and academic leaders from around the world. For more information, visit

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems.

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