Vevey/Bulle, 19 September 2023 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that UCB Farchim SA has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification for the second time, symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay for all its employees in Switzerland. After successfully passing the statistical analysis of its salaries, UCB underwent an internal audit entrusted to PwC proving that it applied equal pay for women and men.
The EQUAL-SALARY certification is valid for 3 years, during which, the company undergoes two monitoring audits. After 3 years, the organization needs to renew the certification process with a new salary analysis and a full on-site audit.
« With a second EQUAL-SALARY certification, UCB reaffirms its strong commitment to equality. As the first pharmaceutical organization to be EQUAL-SALARY certified, UCB is demonstrating transparency and positioning itself as a pioneering company in Switzerland and worldwide. This success improves employee motivation and well-being, organizational performance, the attractiveness and retention of talent, and equality in the family sphere. Our cause continues to advance, and we are very proud to have UCB as part of the large family of EQUAL-SALARY certified companies. », commented Noémie Storbeck, co-CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.
« Equity is at the heart of discussions within many organisations and, paradoxically, there has been little change in the pay gap in Switzerland. However, there is a growing proportion of exemplary companies that have understood that diversity, equity and inclusion accelerate our collective intelligence, creativity and results. UCB has been one of them for 3 years now! Today, this certification should no longer be a matter of pride, it should be the norm », added Nicolas Tièche, Head of UCB Bulle Site.