Sodexo has published its UK gender pay gap to become an early adopter of new Government legislation.

Under new regulations organisations with more than 250 employees are required to publish gender pay gap data by April 2018.

Government Equalities Office methodology requires organisations to share mean and median figures for differences in average hourly pay and bonus pay for men and women, in addition to the proportion receiving a bonus.

Sodexo’s overall average hourly median gender pay gap is 12.6 per cent and the mean gender pay gap is 14.9 per cent.

The gender split in four quartiles of the pay scale must also be published.

A clear commitment to gender balance has seen Sodexo included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the last four years.

Read Sodexo’s Gender Pay Report 2017.

Andy Rogers, Sodexo UK & Ireland HR director, said:  “At Sodexo we believe achieving gender balance is not only the right thing to do, it also enables people and our business to perform better. This belief is supported by global internal research which found our own gender-balanced management teams outperform those that are not across a number of key performance indicators.

“Visibility is crucial. We are proud to be included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women for the last four years. We have signed up to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles. But there is still so much more to do.

“Sodexo’s mission is to improve quality of life for people. Publishing our gender pay gap is one step on the journey to creating an inclusive culture where everyone can flourish.”


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