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gender pay gap report 2019

At innocent, we want to be a business that’s good all round. A big part of that is making sure we get it right on the gender pay gap, which helps make innocent a great place to work.

The gender pay gap is the average difference between pay for men and women. UK organisations with over 250 people have had to report their number (shown as a percentage) for a couple of years now. The calculation doesn’t directly compare men and women doing the same job but is more a measure of whether both are equally distributed across levels of seniority.

There are 600 of us in offices across Europe and Asia, with just over half based at Fruit Towers in London. Because of Covid-19, the UK Government said companies didn’t have to publish their figures this year. But we decided to report them anyway and include our numbers for Europe while we’re at it.

Our 2019 UK gender pay gap is 6.6%

Our European gender pay gap is 3.3%

Our UK gender pay gap has decreased to 6.6% because we now have more women in senior positions. That’s a lot lower than the UK average of 17.3% and we expect that gap to carry on closing. The biggest shift has been in our heads of department (Area Chief) level with 42% of these roles filled by women.

Our European figures are even better as we have bigger field teams in Europe with more men in junior roles.

The full gender pay gap figures:

our results

gender pay gap 2018

So it's good news but we’ve got to keep going. We actively encourage our staff to use our development and career planning tool ‘Your Future’ and are always improving how we hire and promote people. This means balanced shortlists, structured interviews and unconscious bias training for all our managers.

This year we were really proud to announce equal parental leave in our UK business. We hope this will make us better at balancing workloads and have a positive effect on hiring and promotions, especially in senior roles.

Finally, we know a flexible approach to working is really important to equality and wellbeing. Covid-19 has shown we can still get stuff done when we're all working in different places at different times. We’re learning a lot from this and making positive changes for everyone in the future.

2017 gender pay gap report

2018 gender pay gap report