Professional services firm Deloitte UK has reported a 12.9% mean ethnicity pay gap for fixed hourly pay between black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees and non-BAME employees across the organisation.
Deloitte UK is reporting its ethnicity pay gap for the first time this year, illustrating the percentage difference for salary and bonus payments between BAME and non-BAME employees within the organisatiom.
The median ethnicity pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 8.7%.
The mean ethnicity bonus gap is 41.9%, and the median ethnicity bonus gap is 34.7%.
The organisation has attributed its ethnicity pay gap to the fact that a lower proportion of BAME employees hold senior positions within the business. Less than a quarter (18%) of Deloitte UK’s workforce is made up of BAME employees, however less than 5% of this group are working in its most senior roles.
To address its ethnicity pay gap, Deloitte UK has committed that by 2021, 10% of its partners will be BAME individuals, its executive group will have at least one BAME member, and each of its business leadership teams will include at least one BAME employee.
These targets will work alongside the organisation’s existing focus on gender balance.
Emma Codd (pictured), managing partner for talent at Deloitte UK, said: “Our focus on providing a culture and environment where everyone can be themselves, thrive, develop and succeed is starting to have a positive impact. While [Deloitte UK’s] pay gap report demonstrates that there is still some way to go, we are fully committed to achieving the balance we should have through targeted actions alongside our continued focus on providing an inclusive culture.”