Vevey / Ecublens, July 1, 2020 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that the “Société de cooperative Migros Vaud” has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay. After successfully passing the statistical analysis of its salaries, Migros Vaud underwent an internal audit entrusted to PwC proving that it applied equal pay for women and men. Migros Vaud is the first organization in the mass retail sector to obtain the EQUAL-SALARY certification.
“As a major actor of the Swiss economy, close to its population, Migros Vaud has chosen to position itself as a leader for gender equality without waiting to be constrained by the new Equality Act which enters into force today. The EQUAL-SALARY certification goes way beyond the legal requirements and allows companies to enter a virtuous circle on a long-term basis We hope that more organizations from the mass retail will follow this path soon.” said Véronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder and CEO of EQUAL-SALARY.
« With the EQUAL-SALARY certification, Migros Vaud is proud to be able to demonstrate its equal pay practices. Our staff is our priority and each one of our employees participates in the success of the cooperative. This is why we naturally commit to implementing all necessary actions in order to treat our employees in a non-discriminatory way. This certification confirms our attachment to these values of equality and fairness. » added Anton Chatelan, Director of Migros Vaud.