Step 1: Statistical analysis
Your organisation’s employee data is provided to the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation for analysis through a secure IT platform.
All data is made anonymous prior to analysis, and compensation data is destroyed after the statistics report’s been transmitted. Using the equal-salary statistical regression method, the wage difference observed needs to be 5% or less and must be 90% accurate or higher to proceed to step 2.
A list of individual employee cases falling outside these criteria is provided, enabling you to put in place a specific action plan demonstrating your commitment to equal pay for men and women.
Step 2: PwC’s on-site review
PwC’s EQUAL-SALARY team will perform an on-site review according to international standards on quality management to assess:
- Management’s commitment to equal pay for men and women
- Integration of equal pay strategies into your HR processes and policies
- Employees’ perception of your company’s pay practices
Step 3: Certification
If the results of our review are favourable, you’ll be awarded the EQUAL-SALARY label from the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation.
The EQUAL-SALARY label can be used on all your company communications like your website, recruitment advertisements, letterheads, email signatures and your annual report.
Step 4: Monitoring reviews
The EQUAL-SALARY certification is valid for three years. During that period, as a certified company you’ll be subject to two monitoring reviews to demonstrate your ongoing commitment and fulfilment of actions to apply a fair, non-discriminatory wage policy between men and women.