27 March 2018
2 Sisters Food Group has today published its Gender Pay Gap report and unveiled a series of initiatives to improve diversity, gender, equality pay and opportunity across its business.
As one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers and a major employer, the business believes that it is very important for companies to be transparent about pay to help bridge the pay gap that exists across the country today.
At 2 Sisters, men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs with equivalent experience and the gender balance and pay rates for our factory floor teams is comparable to UK manufacturing as a whole.
Our Gender Pay Gap is 9.7% (mean) and 4.1% (median), which compares very favourably to a 24.5% median pay gap in the private sector overall, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
But there is always more to be done. 2 Sisters is today launching a multi-intervention gender strategy:
Ranjit Singh, President of Boparan Holdings Limited, owner of 2 Sisters Food Group said:
“I am interested in creating a real culture change on opportunity at our business that will lead the industry. We need to create an environment that works for all employees, both male and female. If we do this, we will see more women succeeding in senior management roles.
“I’m really proud of the extraordinary diversity at 2 Sisters Food Group and I’m determined that we should do everything we can to make ourselves a company where anyone can do well, regardless of their gender.
“These values mean that we always pay our men and women equally for doing the same role with the same level of experience. Unfortunately, like many other companies in our sector and the UK, we have more men than women in senior roles and this is what is driving our current gender pay gap.
“So today we have unveiled a series of initiatives designed to tackle this gap at the senior managerial levels of the organisation to ensure women are better represented and have a stronger voice, and I look forward to seeing solid progress as our new strategy beds in.”
2 Sisters and gender pay
Under new UK legislation, all 9,000 companies with more than 250 employees have to publically disclose gender pay data. Please find a link to our full report found here so you can read more about what we are doing.
The key data includes: