STANDARD SGI R-20 / Equal Pay Seal

SGI R-20 establishes the requirements for a correct Equal Pay Management in the workplace

Description of the Standard

The Standard SGI R-20 is the second standard belonging to the SGI Standards, whose main objective is to establish the guidelines for a correct management of Equal Pay in organisations. This management system allows an organisation to organise, manage and control equal pay between men and women in all the company’s fields, improving with its implementation the performance of equality, parity and non-discrimination criteria.

This Standard has been developed in response to the widespread demand for specific management systems on Equal Pay, with the aim of making its monitoring and evaluation easier.

The terminology SGI R-20 stands for the Spanish abbreviation of “Sistema de Gestión de Igualdad Retributiva” (Equal Pay Management System, in English), being the first of its kind and a pioneer in terms of Equal Pay Management Systems for companies worldwide.

The standard SGI R-20 applies to every organisation of any type and size that wishes to:

  • Establish a management system for eliminating or minimising pay gap.
  • To have a remuneration register in line with the legislation of each state.
  • Establish a job evaluation system in line with the "work of equal value" international criteria.
  • Implement, maintain and continuously improve an equal pay management system.
  • Ensure their compliance with their established equal pay policy.
  • Demonstrate compliance with this reference standard by:
    • Carrying out a self-assessment.
    • Looking for the stakeholders’ (legal representation of workers, administrations, customers, suppliers…) compliance in equality management.
    • Aiming for the equal pay management system’s certification by an external organisation.
  • Prove the existence and implementation of the protocols required by legal regulations.
  • Improve the staff’s image and perception of the organisation’s degree of awareness.

Advantages of the EQUAL PAY SGI Seal

  • Certification of compliance with the regulations on Equal Pay.
  • Revaluation of the corporate image.
  • Usage of the seal in the company's trade and advertising purposes.
  • Valuation of the seal for the purpose of grants and competitions.
  • Prestige of the organisation with its suppliers and clients.
  • Talent retention.
  • 11 of the Royal Decree-Law 1615/2009: The awarding of the emblem will be compatible with the awarding of other distinctions or prizes granted by different Spanish or foreign public administrations or public bodies attached to or dependent on these administrations, as well as by Spanish or foreign private bodies regarding the achievement of real and effective equality.





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