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Equality charters and labels


In Switzerland, companies can be awarded an equal pay label if they show that they have introduced a fair wage policy between women and men. To be awarded a label each company must undergo a salary evaluation to verify that its employees receive equal pay. This is followed by an on-site audit that focuses on the company's management and human resources systems. If both are successful, the company will receive its equal pay label and a logo which can be used, for example, on its website and in recruitment adverts. Launched in 2005, the equal-salary scheme is run in cooperation with the Geneva University Employment Observatory.

Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, the Company of the Year: Equal OpportunitiesDeutschprize is awarded to companies that take steps to improve the work-life balance of both male and female employees and to encourage the number of women in management roles. The award is organised through an open call which invites companies to provide information on different issues, such as their equality and work-life balance strategies, recruitment practices, and the position of women in the company. The best candidates are judged by an expert jury and an overall winner is chosen. All candidates, however, receive feedback on their applications to help them improve their internal procedures. The prize has been run by Gender Studies since 2004.


In Slovenia, there is a prize for companies that have promoted women into leadership positions. The Women Managers Friendly Company PrizeDeutschis open to all Slovenian companies of at least 50 employees in which women hold more than one third of all leadership positions. Candidates also have to show they are successful, thriving businesses that have experienced growth in the previous three years. Information, including a description of the career development of three to five female employees in leadership positions in each company, is gathered through a questionnaire and evaluated rigorously in order to choose a winner. The prize has been organised since 2003 by the Managers' Association of Slovenia.


In Spain an “Equality in the Workplacepdf” label for companies was introduced in 2009 as part of the Gender Equality Law adopted in 2007. The label is awarded by the Ministry of Equality to companies that apply outstanding equal treatment and equal opportunities policies regarding working conditions, organisational models and in other areas, such as business services, products and advertising. To be eligible a company must ensure balanced representation between men and women in its decision-making processes, equal access to positions of responsibility and a balanced proportion of men and women across its different groups and categories of employees, as well as effectively implement gender equality plans and other measures to promote equality. In addition, any advertising of its products or services must be free from sexism. Other assessment criteria include developing pay and job classification systems free from gender bias, and promoting efforts to help employees achieve a healthy balance between work and family life. Companies awarded the label receive a certificate and plaque at an official ceremony. They also have the right to publicise their success by using an official “Equality in the Workplace” label logo.

Please find here all the documents related to the gender pay gap.