Vevey / Bulle, June 30, 2020 – The EQUAL-SALARY Foundation is pleased to announce that UCB Farchim SA has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification, symbol of excellence in terms of equal pay, for the whole staff of UCB Group 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. UCB Switzerland is the first organization in the pharma sector to obtain the EQUAL-SALARY certification.
“UCB Farchim SA is the first company from the pharmaceutical industry to obtain the EQUAL-SALARY certification. A first which means a lot, seen the importance of the sector in Switzerland. Pharma is particularly confronted to the necessity of innovation, at all levels, including also management of Human Resources to secure the required best talents.” said Véronique Goy Veenhuys, Founder of EQUAL-SALARY.
“At UCB Farchim, we started this initiative with the certainty of paying our employees equally. And we were right. But then, the procedure prompted further reflections going way beyond gender or pay. It was a real exchange on equity, diversity, inclusion, corporate culture and on their impacts on the excellence of the solutions we offer to our patients. The EQUAL-SALARY certification is not an end in itself. It’s a social commitment on which we can now build sustainably.” added Nicolas Tièche, Head of UCB Bulle Site.