Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) has received the EDGE accreditation, making it both the first indigenous Nigerian firm and the first exchange group in the world to do so.
The fact that NGX Group was certified at the EDGE Assess level demonstrates the strides the business has achieved in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as its dedication to guaranteeing fair opportunities for all members of its talent pool.
The premier international standard for diversity, equality, and inclusion (DE&I), EDGE—which stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality—is focused on workplace gender and intersectional equity strategy.
The certification process involved employee surveys, analysis of group-wide workforce statistics, focus group discussions, and a rigorous third-party audit of all data provided by the company and its policies and practices related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
“We are thrilled to have achieved yet another first in our efforts to promote gender equality and champion Africa’s sustainable development,” said Oscar N. Onyema, OON, Group Chief Executive Officer, NGX Group.
“This certification demonstrates our dedication to creating an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace. At NGX Group, we believe that diversity and inclusivity are fundamental to our success. With the EDGE certification, we now benefit from being verified against global best standards as we continually measure and benchmark progress around gender equality.
“From a governance standpoint, commitment to gender equality is not only the right thing to do but the best thing to do, as it drives better business results.
As a central player in the capital market, we remain resolute in our effort to galvanize the ecosystem for sustainable impact through our wholly owned subsidiaries, Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), NGX Regulation Limited (NGX RegCo), and NGX Real Estate Limited (NGX RelCo), and other key stakeholders. This starts with building a workplace that is inclusive and equitable for all our employees”, stated Onyema.