The Law for the Freedom to Choose One’s Professional Future promulgated on 5 September 2018 require all companies to assess the pay gap between women and men and to publish the results.
Companies with between 50 and 250 employees must complete the exercise by 1 March 2020.
In order to enable each company to carry out this assessment, a Gender Equality Index has been created by the Government and is common to all companies.
Based on four indicators (gender pay gap, difference in the rate of increase, percentage of female employees increased on return from maternity leave and number of employees of the under-represented sex among the 10 highest paid), this index gives a score out of 100 points, enabling companies to identify any points of progress and the levers on which they can act to advance professional equality.
In accordance with the provisions of this law, Devoteam Customer Effectiveness has calculated its Gender Equality Index and obtained a score of 81 points out of 100 for the year 2019.
The items difference in the rate of increase, percentage of employees increased upon return from maternity leave and number of employees of the under-represented sex among the 10 highest paid employees obtained scores of 35/35, 15/15 and 10/10 respectively. These scores thus demonstrate equal treatment between women and men on these aspects.
Nevertheless, the index makes it possible to raise the point that our efforts should focus on the last indicator (pay gap) which obtained a score of 21/40.
Measures will therefore be taken to improve our overall score next year.