- Median pay for Unilever in the UK is 2.4% in favour of women
- Median pay for Unilever UK Limited (UK specific operations, including factories) is 2.1% in favour of women
- Median pay for Unilever UK Central Resources Limited (global functions based in the UK) is 14.0% in favour of men
Unilever in the UK has today published its gender pay gap results for the fourth year in line with the government’s Gender Pay Gap regulations introduced in April 2017*.
As required by government regulation for gender pay reporting, more detailed figures from our two main employing entities in the UK have been published. These are Unilever UK Limited, representing our UK specific operations, including factories, and Unilever UK Central Resources Limited, representing our global functions based in the UK.
We’ve also chosen to share our ‘Unilever in the UK’ data which looks at the combination of data from these reporting entities and members of Unilever’s executive team based in the UK.
For a business committed to sustainable growth alongside having a positive social impact, building a gender balanced workforce is essential. We’ve made significant progress over many years through commitments to women, and by tackling bias and discrimination to build a fair and inclusive workplace.
In the UK we achieved gender balance in management positions in 2017. However, there is more to do to, particularly at senior management level where women are still under-represented.
Through our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy, of which gender is one element, we’re removing barriers and bias in recruitment and retention, establishing leadership accountability for supporting employees to excel in their roles, and aiming to achieve a workforce that is fundamentally representative of the communities we operate in.
Notes to editors
*Under UK government regulation introduced in April 2017, companies with over 250 employees are required to make and publish six calculations, including gender pay gap as a mean and median, the mean and median bonus gap, and the proportion of males and females divided into four groups from lowest to highest pay.
Businesses are obliged to report this data separately for each legal entity that has at least 250 employees. In addition to publishing overall data for our UK business, Unilever has therefore also published separate data for its two major UK employing entities - Unilever UK Ltd and Unilever UK Central Resources Ltd.