The Professional Equality Index was designed to advance equal pay for women and men in companies.


The Tour du Valat has an overall score of 84 points out of 100.




  calculable indicator (1=yes, 0=no) points obtained maximum number of caculateable indicator points
1- pay gap (in %) 1 29 40
2- differences in individual wage increases (% points or equivalent number of employees) 1 35 35
3- percentage of employees receiving a raise after returning from maternity leave (%) 1 15 15
4- number of employees of the under-represented gender within the 10 highest earners 1 5 10
INDEX (out of 100 points)   84 100


Since 2020 companies with 50 to 250 employees are obligated to calculated and publish the Professional Equality Index between women and men (since 2019 for companies with more than 250 employees). Only 53% of companies with 50 to 250 employees answered in 2021 (compared to 43% in 2020), with the Tour du Valat being one of them.

For the indicator “percentage of employees receiving a raise after returning from maternity leave”, the Tour du Valat has a score of 15 out of 15 for the two years calculated (compared to a score of 11/15 for the average French company). Similarly, the score for the indicator of the differences in salary progression is 35 out of 35 since the individual wage increase is in favour of women

However, the indicator representing women in the 10 highest earners has a score of 5 out of 10 (4 out of 10 on average in French companies) as the parity is not respected with only 3 women present (43% of companies have at least 2 women in this group).

This underrepresentation of women at the head of the Tour du Valat, while less pronounced than in the average company in France, also explains the results shown in the pay gap. There is a 28% gap for executives over the age of 50, including members of the direction, while on average it is only 0.9% for all the other categories. For comparison in 2017, in France, employed women in the private sector gained on average 16.8% less than men in all positions for the same amount of work.

In conclusion the average score of French companies increased from 84 to 85 out of 100 between 2020 and 2021. The Tour du Valat is therefore within this average score (84 out of 100 for 2 years) and is even in a leading position for some of the indicators.

Sources: Ministry of Labour, Employment and Economic Inclusion, Results of the 2021 Professional Equality Index: good progress despite the pandemic, published 08.03.2021 

INSEE 2020 Écarts de rémunération femmes-hommes : surtout l’effet du temps de travail et de l’emploi occupé.