Wintershall Dea pays the same salary regardless of gender and is the first energy company worldwide to receive the internationally recognized EQUAL-SALARY certification.
The non-profit EQUAL-SALARY Foundation, established in 2010, has created a certification that allows companies to verify that they pay their female and male employees equally for the same work or work of the same value.
Wintershall Dea CEO Mario Mehren is convinced: “It goes without saying that we don’t just talk about diversity and equality, but also examine where we stand and where we can do even better.”
An audit was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) following the approach prescribed by the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation to award EQUAL-SALARY employer certification.
The co-CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY Foundation, Noémie Storbeck, says: “Today we are very proud to welcome Wintershall Dea as our third globally EQUAL-SALARY certified company. Despite numerous challenges across the energy sector, Wintershall Dea is doing the right thing by moving from talk to action and setting the bar for excellence in gender equality in the workplace.”
For Wintershall Dea, the process does not end with the global certification, but continues. PwC will undertake continuous monitoring in 2023 and 2024 to ensure that the certificate is still relevant and to prevent future gender pay gaps.