The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that IATA –INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION has obtained the Global EQUAL-SALARY certification, symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay. After successfully passing the statistical analysis of its salaries in all its main hubs, IATA underwent an internal audit entrusted to PwC proving that it applied equal pay for women and men globally. IATA is the second organization obtaining the global EQUAL-SALARY certification covering all its employees throughout the world.
« The aviation sector has suffered large financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Airlines are also challenged by climate change and greenhouse gas emissions. To recover and innovate, the sector needs to embrace diversity and reduce drastically the gender pay gap in order to increase women representation. As the airline industry’s regulatory body, IATA set a milestone to eliminate the gender pay gap in the aviation industry by 2025. Over the past months, IATA has undertaken an extensive gender pay analysis to lead by example, and today we are very pleased to welcome IATA as our second globally EQUAL-SALARY certified company », commented Noémie Storbeck, co-CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.
« Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) are fundamental to business success. But getting them right across the business is not a challenge to be under-estimated. Today is a proud day for IATA. Achieving the EQUAL-SALARY certification globally not only assures our people that they are being paid equitably, it demonstrates the seriousness of our overall and ongoing commitment to addressing DEI issues. IATA is an industry association representing some 300 airlines globally. It is no secret that aviation has progress to make on female participation. That is clear in the industry’s cockpits and in the CEO roles. The EQUAL-SALARY certification also contributes to our credibility in working with our members on the 25by2025 initiative to support gender diversity progress across the aviation industry », added Willie Walsh, IATA’s director general.