The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that Gruppo CREDEM – Credito Emiliano S.p.A. has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay, for all its employees spread over 511 sites in Italy. After successfully passing the statistical analysis of its salaries, CREDEM underwent an internal audit entrusted to PwC proving that it applied equal pay for women and men. CREDEM is the first company of the financial sector to obtain the EQUAL-SALARY certification in Italy.
« Thanks to its certification, CREDEM, one of the biggest Italian banking groups, sets itself as a leader for equal pay in its sector and in Italy. An exemplary action that encourages feminization of the banking sector, a necessity according to Christine Lagarde. It is a great satisfaction for the Foundation to concretely contribute to it. » comments Véronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.
“Obtaining this certification confirms the right path we took in gender equality and diversity initiatives which are at the center of our strategies We are convinced that these aspects are particularly relevant in an organization, above all to enhance the meritocracy of individuals and respecting the uniqueness regardless of the diversity that everyone brings. Since some years we have gone beyond gender diversity by embracing a global concept of diversity. Our model of operating is based for employees on being comfortable with themselves with the aim to work well. To further strengthen these concepts, we have created figures called diversity coaches, dedicated to the Diversity & Inclusion aspects, real ambassadors of inclusive culture, spokespersons for specific needs and guarantors of the implementation of corporate initiatives”, declared Nazzareno Gregori, Credem General Manager.