Vevey, June 22, 2022 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that Italian supermarket chain Maoira S.r.l has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay. After successfully passing the statistical analysis of its salaries, Maiora S.r.l underwent the EQUAL-SALARY audit entrusted to PwC proving that it applied equal pay for women and men for all its employees in Italy.
« We are delighted to welcome Maiora S.r.l. as an EQUAL-SALARY certified company. The retail sector, with its very high percentage of low-paid female jobs, is an absolutely key sector to allow improvement towards equal pay, and Maoira is now positioning itself as a pioneer », commented Noémie Storbeck, co-CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.
« We wanted to be the first to bring the EQUAL-SALARY certification to the large-scale retail sector in Southern Italy, and we are very proud to have succeeded, for this land and for all the people who work with passion, getting better every day. » added Pippo Cannillo, CEO of Maiora.
 Source : ILOSTAT mars 2021, based on 2019 data