As a progressive employer who strongly believes that our objective must always be to fill a position with the most suitable person for the role, irrespective of gender, race or disability, we are fully committed to complying with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
We are confident that men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across our business.
The personal choice our colleagues make around their working patterns is a key driver in our gender pay gap – e.g. more of our male colleagues work according to a non typical work pattern which is reflected in their pay.
Engineering and Mixing represent two of our higher paid functions, both of which are male dominated sectors across UK manufacturing.
The remaining pay gap is largely attributed to the fact that more male colleagues are working in our senior roles.
With regard to bonus pay, a slightly higher % of our female colleagues actually received bonus pay in the reference period than our male colleagues. All employees regardless of gender are included in our scheme.
In saying this, our mean gender pay gap in bonus pay was 28.4% due to our senior roles being male dominated.
Whilst our pay gap is lower than the UK average, which would indicate that our current approach contains some positive elements, we are committed to reducing it further. We will:-
23rd February 2018