Gender Pay Gap
Gender Pay Gap
As a UK employer with over 250 employees, Verallia UK Limited is required by law to publish data about its gender pay gap, which as a fair and progressive employer we welcome. We believe it is important for all companies to be transparent about pay, as by doing so progress will be made in bridging the pay gap that continues to exist in the UK today.
At Verallia UK Limited we are aware that people are fundamental to our success, and we are dedicated to promoting equality and diversity throughout our organisation. This has allowed us to create a vibrant and collaborative culture, which sees people from every aspect of the business working together and being aligned to the same values and principles.
However, as a manufacturer in the glass container sector, the workforce profile in our factories is heavily male dominated and has been for a considerable number of years. This means our gender balance is uneven.
To address this, we will continue to embrace diversity and create opportunities that encourage more women to join our innovative and progressive organisation. We have successfully introduced flexible part time contracts, the majority of which continue to be filled by women and alongside welcoming our very first female Senior Board Member, we recruited our very first female Machine Operator in over 20 years.
With the National average hourly earnings at 14.9%* lower for women than men, we are extremely pleased that our gender pay gap is significantly less than this at 9.11%, as of the snapshot date of 5th April 2022. Thisis a substantial drop of 4.5% on the previous years reported figure, which shows a fantastic step forward in our continued aim to create a more evenly gender balanced workforce.
We are not complacent however and we are aware that there is more work to do. As an organisation we are always looking to improve, and we want our gender pay gap to continue to reduce.
Therefore, we will continue to strive to create a more evenly gender balanced workforce by identifying and introducing enhanced ways to attract, retain and develop female employees into what is traditionally a male dominated industry. With continued focus and understanding brought by sharing our gender pay gap, we believe it will be possible to close the gap within our business even further.
I can confirm that the gender pay gap data contained in this report is accurate.View our Gender Pay Gap report here.