Technology organisation Huwaei Technologies (Huwaei) has reported a mean gender pay gap of 20.3% for average hourly pay as at April 2019.
The organisation, which currently has over 1,500 employees, reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations.
The reporting regulations require organisations with 250 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 2019/2020 reporting period, however, some organisations have chosen to do so voluntarily.
Huawei’s median gender pay gap is 21.1%, as at April 2019. On average, women earn 79p compared to every £1 their male counterparts earn.
Its median gender pay gap for bonuses paid during the reporting period is 33%; which is a decrease on the 43.6% gap in 2018. The mean gender pay gap for bonus payments is 35.1%, compared to 40.6% the year before.
Over the reporting period, 80.6% of female employees and 82.2% of male employees received bonus payments.
Over one-in-ten, (12.8%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Huawei are female, compared to 8.8% in the second quartile, 14.2% in the third quartile and 30.2% in the lowest pay quartile.
Jerry Wang, chief executive at Huawei, said: “Since last year, our UK graduate programme has seen an uplift in the recruitment of female graduates, all of whom hold a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related degree and work in STEM-related positions.
“Additionally, our Seeds for the Future programme has now achieved gender parity. In previous years, the initiative has taken 50 STEM undergraduates to China on a four-week training course with the aim of encouraging a diverse range of grassroots talent to pursue STEM-related careers. The recruitment process is inclusive to all and since the launch of the programme in 2011, over 230 UK undergraduates have benefited from the initiative.
“Huawei is committed to encouraging more women to move into senior and higher-paid roles within the business, and we are opening up opportunities through robust development plans, succession and talent management and rotation programmes. In the last year, more women were recruited or promoted to senior positions than ever before at Huawei UK and we now mandate gender-balanced shortlists when recruiting for all management positions.
“Gender diversity has improved across the business and we are committed to raising awareness around the importance of diversity and supporting our colleagues wherever possible when it comes to balancing commitments outside of work.
“Huawei UK welcomes the opportunity to report our gender pay gap and share the steps we are taking towards closing the gap.”