Vevey / Bellinzona February 9 2023 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that EOC Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, a symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay, for all employees of EOC in Switzerland. After successfully passing the statistical analysis of its salaries, EOC underwent an internal audit entrusted to PwC proving that it applied equal pay for women and men.
The EQUAL-SALARY certification is valid for 3 years, during which, the company undergoes two monitoring audits. After 3 years, if the organization wants to keep its label, it needs to renew the certification process with a new salary analysis and a full on-site audit.
“ EOC’s EQUAL-SALARY certification is excellent news for the Ticino health sector. By turning values into action, EOC is promoting gender-fair pay and putting the pioneering values of diversity and inclusion into practice. We hope that this certification will inspire the health sector to follow this example”, commented Lisa Rubli co-CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.
“At EOC, achieving this important certification is the first step in a broader journey to continuously improve the quality of women’s working conditions and gender inclusion. 67% of our employees are women and their daily work is what ensures the high quality of our healthcare services”, added Glauco Martinetti, CEO of EOC.