Mazars in Switzerland obtains the EQUAL-SALARY certification

Geneva, 25 April 2024 - Mazars, the international audit, tax and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that it has obtained the EQUAL-SALARY certification in Switzerland issued by the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation. This EQUAL-SALARY certification guarantees equal pay and equal opportunities for all employees, regardless of gender, throughout their career, and confirms Mazars' commitment in Switzerland to offering the same opportunities to all.

The proportion of women in management positions has risen from 18% and 35%

The EQUAL-SALARY certification is an important and strategic step for Mazars in Switzerland and embodies the values that make up the company's DNA.  

"Participating in the EQUAL-SALARY certification process was a natural step for us, as it is a fundamental issue of fairness. It also embodies our values which form the DNA of our business and guide us in everything we do, in the way we respond to our clients' needs, in the development of our employees and in the role we play in the society", comments José Caneda, CEO of Mazars in Switzerland. "It was also important for us to follow the EQUAL-SALARY certification process and to be certified, as we are partners of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation and carry out certification audits at our clients' sites. We therefore have a duty to set an example, so that we can explain and advise the companies that place their trust in us by sharing our own experience", adds José Caneda. 

Over the last two years, the representation of women in management positions at Mazars in Switzerland has increased from 18% to 35%.

The EQUAL-SALARY certification is valid for three years, during which time the company undergoes monitoring audits. After three years, the organisation needs to renew the certification process with a new salary analysis and a full on-site audit. 

About Mazars 

Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services*. Operating in over 100 countries and territories around the world, we draw on the expertise of more than 50,000 professionals – 33,000 in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 17,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance – to assist clients of all sizes at every stage in their development. In Switzerland, Mazars relies on almost 400 professionals in ten different offices. 

*Where permitted under applicable country laws 

About the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation    

EQUAL-SALARY is a not-for-profit Foundation established in 2010. It is the first and only certification, based on a robust and transparent methodology, that focuses on equal pay and equal opportunities. The development of the EQUAL-SALARY Certification was financially supported by the Federal Office for Gender Equality and its methodology was used as a reference by the Swiss Federal Court of High Justice. EQUAL-SALARY is the first certification for equal pay highlighted by the European Commission in a report on Gender Pay Gap. EQUAL-SALARY is a member of EPIC (Equal Pay International Coalition) and of the UN Global Compact Network. EQUAL-SALARY has been recognized by Equileap (the world leading provider of data and insights on gender diversity and equal opportunities in companies) as a gender equality auditor.   


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