We are pleased to announce that Lavazza Professional UK has received the first level of EDGE Certification (ASSESS, level 1 out of 3) for workplace gender equity – the first business within Lavazza Group to achieve this following the Group’s EDGE certification last year.

The EDGE certification is awarded to businesses that stand out for their promotion of gender equality and inclusion in the workplace. This aligns with our commitment to shaping and nurturing a Gap Free organisation that aims to end any form of discrimination based on stereotypes and biases.

“This is a fantastic achievement and highlights how much Lavazza Professional UK is dedicated to operating an inclusive and truly gap free workplace and is a business which continues to drive meaningful change. We want all associates to feel like they’re part of a business that embraces uniqueness, provides growth opportunities, and feels like a safe space for everyone to be.” – Sally Mackay, UK HR Director

About the EDGE certification

EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) certification is based on a standardized methodology and a global assessment system for Gender Equality in business. The EDGE measurement methods were proposed for the first time in 2011, during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.

The assessment system covers all relevant issues around gender equality within a company: gender representation, equal pay, policies to ensure fair career growth, practices to combat all forms of discrimination in the company and to promote diversity.

For companies intending to embark on this journey, the EDGE methodology involves an initial self-assessment phase, followed by an audit before the final certification is issued.

The start of an important journey

This is an important step to becoming an increasingly inclusive and truly gap free workplace environment. Moving forward we are committed to continuously reviewing and formally practicing non-discriminatory policies, and building an environment where everyone feels welcome – all in alignment with the Lavazza Group Gap Free Manifesto.


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