Heineken reports 9% mean gender pay gap

Heineken reports 9% mean gender pay gap

Brewing business Heineken has reported a mean gender pay gap of 9% for average hourly pay as at April 2019

The organisation, which currently has 2,400 employees, reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations.

The reporting regulations require organisations with 499 or more employees to publish the differences in mean and median hourly rates of pay for male and female full-time employees, the gap in men and women’s mean and median bonus pay, the proportions of male and female employees awarded bonus pay, and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower-middle, upper-middle and upper quartile pay bands.

Due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, gender pay gap reporting regulations have been suspended for the 2020/2021 reporting period, however, some organisations have chosen to do so voluntarily.

Heineken median gender pay gap is 2.5%, as at April 2019. On average, women earn 98p compared to every £1 their male counterparts earn.

Its median gender gap for bonuses paid during the reporting period is 13.8% The mean gender pay gap for bonus payments is 28.3%, down from 38.5% the previous year.

Over the reporting period, 84% of female employees and 83% of male employees received bonus payments. Just under one-third (30%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Heineken are female, compared to 26% in the second quartile, 18% in the third quartile and 41% in the lowest pay quartile.

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Simon Amor, interim managing director at Heineken, said: “One of the reasons for these reductions is the inclusion of a number of business areas in the reporting that were previously omitted as they were aligned to a different legal entity. Now every Heineken employees is accounted for in our reporting, giving us a much more accurate picture of our gender pay gap.

And so our journey continues, our focus now is on becoming an inclusive and diverse employer in every sense and continuing to embed the great changes we’ve started to make.”