Unilever in the UK has today published its gender pay gap results
- Median pay gap for Unilever in the UK is -2.2%
- Unilever UK Limited (UK specific operations, including factories) median pay gap is -1.3%
- Unilever UK Central Resources Limited (global functions based in the UK) median pay gap is 14.9%
Unilever in the UK has today published its gender pay gap results in line with the government’s Gender Pay Gap regulations introduced in April this year.
Unilever in the UK’s overall results are broadly balanced, with the median hourly pay for women being 2.2% more than men. This compares favourably to the national median hourly pay where women earn 18.4% less than men. The company’s results reflect its UK based population where women account for just over half of all management positions, up from 41.8% in 2010, and also the large number of men who work in non-managerial factory roles.
In addition to reporting data for Unilever’s total UK workforce, more detailed figures from the company’s two main employing entities in the UK have also been published. These are Unilever UK Limited, representing its UK specific operations, including factories, and Unilever UK Central Resources Limited, representing its global functions based in the UK. This breakdown gives a more detailed representation of the company’s gender demographics.
Placid Jover, VP for Human Resources at Unilever UK and Ireland said: “We are proud of our progress in the UK, but recognise that more can be done to ensure women and men are more equally represented at all levels, especially in more senior positions. To continue to build momentum and drive further change we will enhance our existing programmes and policies by targeting women at every stage in their career. By adopting a holistic approach we will strive to create an equal and inclusive workplace, change mind-sets and empower our people to reach their full potential.”
Creating a diverse and inclusive culture is core to Unilever’s values. Within the UK, progress in driving gender balance has been externally recognised, including being featured in this year’s Times Top 50 Employers for Women list, as well as winning the Business in the Community Responsible Business Award for Gender Equality and achieving ‘Employer of the Year’ in the Mumsnet Family Friendly awards.
For more information on diversity and inclusion in Unilever’s UK and Ireland business, please click here.