Supermarket Asda has today published its Gender Pay Report in line with a Government requirement for large companies to do so by 4thApril 2018.
In a report published on the Government’s Gender Pay website, Asda has reported that, for the 2017 Gender Pay Gap reporting period;
- The median pay difference between ALL men and women employed by Asda is 8.9% – 9.5% better than the national average of 18.4%
- The mean pay difference between ALL men and women employed by Asda is 12.5% – 4.9% better than the national average of 17.4%
- 86% of Asda’s colleagues work in hourly paid roles in stores, which have set base rates of pay. The median gender pay gap, within that population, based on those rates alone is 0% and the mean gender pay gap is 0.7%
- 35% of those occupying senior roles at Asda are women, whereas 70% of those in junior roles are women.
Asda’s Senior Vice President of People, Hayley Tatum said; “Rates of pay and access to benefits and opportunities are the same at Asda, regardless of gender. Whilst our gender pay gap is better than the national average we recognise that, like many businesses, we have challenges when it comes to female representation in more senior roles – and that is something we’re committed to addressing.”
In its report, Asda outlines its commitments to closing the gap by supporting more women into senior roles. The supermarket says that it has already introduced flexible job design and unconscious bias training to ensure talented women are encouraged and enabled to progress into more senior roles. Asda is also part of a global Women in Leadership programme supported by its parent company, Walmart, which looks at global best practice for supporting diversity and female progression.
To read Asda’s Gender Pay Report in full, click here.