The EQUAL-SALARY and PwC partnership

PwC has been a preferred partner of EQUAL-SALARY since 2017.

Partnering with a world-leading auditing firm lends serious credibility not only to EQUAL-SALARY but to the equal pay movement as a whole.
PwC works to promote EQUAL-SALARY certification among companies, and has also been entrusted with performing EQUAL-SALARY audits.
Once PwC has issued the audit report, and if the results comply with the requirements, the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation then awards the certification to the candidate company, giving them the right to use the EQUAL-SALARY label for their internal and external communications.

Don’t take our word for it. See what our certified companies have to say.

" The values of equity and respect for our employees are the foundation for our corporate culture. The principle of equal pay has been included in our practices for a long time and the renewal of the EQUAL-SALARY certification allows us to demonstrate the importance we attach to it. "

Fabienne Goetzinger, General Manager, May 2020

Caisse cantonale vaudoise de compensation
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« We can rightly say that EQUAL-SALARY is not just a written declaration. Today, this theme is deeply rooted in our culture ».

Thomas Illi, Managing Director, April 2022

Lyreco Switzerland AG
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« In 2019, PMI became the first multinational company to achieve global EQUAL-SALARY certification. Three years later, we have recertified - demonstrating that we still hold ourselves to this standard and will continue to do so. I want to thank our colleagues around the world for all the continued hard work put in to achieve this. I firmly believe that creating a workplace of fairness, inclusion, and diversity is crucial to PMI’s progress in achieving a smoke-free future - and equal pay is a fundamental part of that »,

Jacek Olczak, CEO at Philip Morris International

Philip Morris Products SA
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The City of Fribourg has been EQUAL-SALARY certified since 2009, and is pleased to pursue its commitment to equal pay, a topic that is a priority in our municipality's employment policy. The EQUAL-SALARY label is an integral part of our municipality's corporate culture.

Thierry Steiert, Mayor of the City of Fribourg, November 2021

Ville de Fribourg
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ESR is the largest energy distributor in the Valais, one of the few to be active from the water intake at the foot of the glacier to the electrical outlet in our customers' lounge. Our activities depend of a wide variety of professions and functions. It is therefore essential to ensure that our 300 or so employees benefit from a fair and non-discriminatory salary policy.The attractiveness of the ESR as an employer, especially to young people still in training, reassure us about our mission.

Jean-Albert Ferrez, General Manager, August 2016

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This fourth consecutive award of the EQUAL-SALARY label demonstrates our institution's strong and lasting commitment to gender equality in salaries and in all human resources processes

Serge Depallens, Managing Director

ECA – Etablissement cantonal d’assurances
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Why get EQUAL-SALARY certified?

The EQUAL-SALARY certification allows companies to verify and communicate that they practice equal pay in the workplace, which means various benefits both internally and externally.

The equal pay movement is gaining momentum by the day, with an increasing number of CEOs and upper management not only expressing their support, but opting to work exclusively with companies that provide equal pay to male and female employees for the same work.

More and more employees are also choosing to pursue careers in organizations with proven equal pay policies. Getting certified allows you to be transparent and prove your commitment, helping you recruit, retain and promote top talent; employees that share the same values as you do.

The EQUAL-SALARY certification lends credibility to your company and equal pay practices thanks to its proven methodology developed in collaboration with the University of Geneva, and in-depth audits that are performed by a world-leading partner and respect the confidentiality of your workforce.

Getting EQUAL-SALARY certified not only benefits your organization, team and reputation. It gives you the opportunity to be part of real, positive change, helping close the gender pay gap while leading the way for organizations everywhere to do the right thing.


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