Yorkshire Water and its sister company Loop Customer Management have released “below average” gender pay gap figures for its 3,500 staff in the region.
Yorkshire Water has a 4.8% mean gender pay gap, against a national average of 17.4%.
Females at Yorkshire Water receive a higher bonus than their male colleagues with the overall percentage of females receiving a bonus “marginally higher” than that for males said Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Water’s sister company, Loop Customer Management, reported a mean pay gap of 5.5% and a median of -2% due to their high levels of female employees. It has a larger bonus gap than Yorkshire Water due to the rules around reporting bonuses of part time staff. There’s a considerable number of part time workers at Yorkshire Water’s contact centre which impacts the figures said Yorkshire.
Chief Executive, Richard Flint, said: “This reporting is the first step in a series of measures that will help us to improve, not just our gender balance, but also the overall diversity of our workforce.”