We continue to be pleased with our Gender Pay Gap Report, and has remained fairly consistent with the prior year, with the current year 15.45%.
As previously reported, our business, and our overall industry, is heavily male dominated, as we can see from our gender split, with 73% of our workforce being male, meaning on 27% is female.
Our Gender Pay Gap is strongly influenced by the demographic of our Operations teams, with 99% of our Yard Operators and Drivers being male; this accounts for around 38% of our total workforce. Given the nature of the Operations roles, it is very challenging to attract female applicants however we have successfully recruited both female drivers and operators this year.
Ultimately, using the statutory formula, this impacts our Gender Pay Gap, although in our case it is a relatively minor Gender Pay Gap.
We will continue to try and encourage more female applicants to our Operations roles. We can see that 31% of our Job Offers in 2022 were to Female applicants, showing the company is attracting and recruiting female applicants to other areas of the business.
Brenntag UK Ltd continues to be an equal opportunities employer by not discriminating based on gender or any other protected characteristic. We believe in appointing the best candidate for the role based on merit. We would, of course, welcome applications from any gender for any role. We are also confident that female and male colleagues are paid equally for doing the equivalent jobs throughout our business. We Benchmark our salaries for all our roles, and we are confident that we pay based on the margin/banding for each specific Job Role, rather than based on Gender. E.g. similar roles are paid equally throughout the business regardless of Gender.