Vevey / Bellinzona, May 28, 2020 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that BancaStato – Banca dello Stato del Cantone Ticino obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay. After successfully passing the statistical analysis of its salaries, the cantonal bank underwent an internal audit entrusted to PwC proving that it applied equal pay for women and men. BancaStato is the first company in Ticino, and the second bank overall to be EQUAL-SALARY certified.
« A cantonal bank such as BancaStato is an important actor in the economical and social development of its territory. Undergoing a certification like EQUAL-SALARY sends a strong and positive signal to the whole economic network of Ticino » underlines Véronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder and CEO of EQUAL-SALARY.
« We are particularly proud of the EQUAL-SALARY certification that BancaStato just obtained. The analyses lead by experts proved that we had no gender discrepancies in our salary policies. BancaStato wanted to attest this by an external and independent party. We are proud – but not surprised – of the results and we can assure that we will continue to engage ourselves deeply in maintaining and promoting a respectful and balanced work environment. It is the only way for us to be able to count on a cohesive, committed and motivated team, capable of coping with the challenges that await the bank sector in the future. » added Fabrizio Cieslakiewicz, CEO of BancaStato.