Certified Fair Pay Workplace organizations can be trusted.

They are leaders in ensuring equal pay for equal work throughout their organizations. They have committed to ongoing pay equity analyses and are actively driving the achievement of their pay equity action plan with the support of Fair Pay Workplace advisors.

Transparent and Trusted Pay Equity Standards

The future of fair pay is here. At Fair Pay Workplace, we know that companies, employees and the world benefit when pay equity is a top priority. Our trusted and transparent Fair Pay Workplace Certification process is the gold standard for pay equity, the mark of fellow champions for workplace progress. Certified organizations have undergone a rigorous evaluation of their pay data and practices, and have committed to following a tailored action plan designed to support their ongoing progress.

The Problem We're Solving

There is not a standardized way for companies to measure pay, and it’s rarely done in a transparent way—so anyone can claim pay equity. Fair Pay Workplace has established and upholds a set of Rules & Standards to ensure that when companies claim achievement of pay equity, they can stand behind their actions with sound methodologies and best practices to maintain and promote ongoing equity.

Proud to Welcome Our Inaugural Group of Certified Fair Pay Workplaces

These companies are champions of their people and are leading the way in pay equity. By choosing Fair Pay Workplace certification, they are ensuring their method of analysis and commitments were reviewed and validated by a neutral, third party, nonprofit using transparent rules and standards to create confidence, trust and transparency for their employees. Fair Pay Workplace Certification is a commitment to an ongoing look at pay, not a moment in time analysis.

Certification: Progress Rooted in Process

Transparency and a commitment to pay equity are about more than just saying, "I promise." Not every pay equity analysis or action is created equal. Fair Pay Workplace Certification uses a trusted and transparent methodology to ensure that we hold companies equally accountable, and over time create long-lasting change.

Certification Rules and Standards

When you see the Fair Pay Workplace Certified logo on a company’s website, you can have confidence that their pay data has been evaluated using the Rules and Standards developed by an Alliance of experts, and that they have an ongoing commitment to pay equity.

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Pay Gap vs. Pay Equity

The Difference Between Pay Equity and Pay Gap

Pay gap is an important metric that captures the average pay of two different groups of people—for example, the average pay of all working women compared to the average pay of all working men. It is not capturing the concept of equal pay for equal work, which is pay equity.

This pay gap exists for two historical reasons: First, women are more likely to be found in lower paying jobs than men, often referred to as “pink collar jobs”—roles in education, administration, and social work, roles less dominated by men like science, technology and finance. Second, women are less represented in top leadership roles and top paying positions.

Pay equity is paying one group of people (say, women) the same as you pay another group (say, men) who do the same job.

The Relationship Between Pay Gap and Pay Equity

Pay equity and the pay gap are certainly connected, and in some cases need similar solutions. For example, pay inequities and pay gaps can both be caused or exacerbated by policies around promotions or raises, and how transparent or discretionary they are (or aren’t). But pay gaps are easier to measure, since it’s a basic average/median of the pay of all employees in a certain group. But pay equity is much more nuanced—first you have to identify groups of people who do similar work, and take into account factors like tenure and education. Calculating and fixing pay equity certainly can lead to a smaller pay gap.

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Our Partners

We are proud to partner with leading organizations and experts from around the world in domains that span law, business, academia, HR, DEI and data science. These experts are part of the Fair Pay Workplace Alliance. This Alliance of experts convened over many months and conversations to align on a set of Rules and Standards that guide the certification process.

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