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Mycronic AB is EDGE certified for its gender diversity work

Dec 13, 2015

Mycronic AB is one of the first companies in Sweden to reach certification according to the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for workplace gender equality. Last month Mycronic was also awarded the Allbright Prize in recognition of its focused efforts in the diversity area.

The EDGE assessment methodology is the leading certification for gender equality in the workplace that is universally applicable across industries and countries. Five different areas are assessed; equal pay for equivalent work, recruitment and promotion, leadership development training and mentoring, flexible working and company culture.

We are proud to receive the certification as it confirms that our focus and ongoing work regarding diversity is taking us in the right direction,” says Silke Ernst, Sr VP Human Resources at Mycronic. “We know that diversity is an important issue for our employees and we often find that potential employees, especially young students, take diversity into account when deciding what companies they perceive as attractive to work for.”

The EDGE assessment takes several aspects into consideration. One of them is a survey that was sent out to all employees regarding their perception and experience of gender equality at Mycronic. 76 percent of the employees in Sweden answered the survey, which shows that there is great interest in this topic and its respective questions.  

The EDGE certification forms part of Mycronic’s diversity efforts and its methodology has provided a clear picture of where the company stands today and the opportunity to benchmark against companies in other countries. Mycronic will now adapt strategies in order to further increase diversity throughout the Group. The EDGE certification also supports Mycronic’s long-term strategy within Employer Branding.  

We are very pleased to announce the successful EDGE Certification of Mycronic AB”, said Maria Oldin, Managing Director of EDGE. “Mycronic is leading by example within their geography and industry, and the company’s leadership is truly ‘walking the talk’ and investing to drive workplace gender equality further.  Their strategic commitment to EDGE and to its respective process confirms Mycronic’s dedication to provide optimal advancement opportunities for men and women alike, with the added bonus of attracting and retaining top talent to the organization.”

The recent Allbright Prize is a recognition of our efforts in driving the company towards a more meritocratic business. We received a lot of positive feed-back for our clear diversity and equality targets as well as for the frequent follow-up. The result of the EDGE assessment will help us to become even better in the future”, concludes Silke Ernst.                                        


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. The methodology uses a business, rather than theoretical approach that incorporates benchmarking, metrics and accountability into the process. It 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. EDGE Certification has received the endorsement of business, government and academic leaders from around

the world.For more information, visit http://www.edge-cert.org/ or follow us on Twitter @EDGE_CERT


Mycronic AB is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of production solutions to the electronics industry. The products consist of mask writers for the production of photomasks and advanced surface mount technology (SMT) equipment. The mask writers are used by the world’s leading electronics companies in the manufacture of displays used in PC tablets, smart phones, TVs and computers as well as in the manufacture of semiconductors and in electronic packaging. The SMT equipment is used for stencil free jetting of solder paste and for mounting of electronic components on PCBs. The SMT equipment is used, among others, by large and small manufacturers of electronics in aerospace, automotive, aviation, medical, IT and telecom. A comprehensive aftermarket offering ensure Mycronic customers an effective electronics manufacturing. Mycronic headquarters are located in Täby, north of Stockholm and the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information see our web site www.mycronic.com.

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