Vehicle manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover has published its ethnicity pay gap for the first time, with its mean gap for 2022 standing at 6.7%.
The employer’s median ethnicity pay gap was 2.4%, while its mean bonus gap was 44% and its median bonus gap was 0%. A total of 40% of white and 44% of ethnically diverse employees received bonus pay last year.
Jaguar Land Rover’s mean gender pay gap for 2022 was 0.9%, and its median gap was 0%, both a decrease from last year’s figures. Its mean gender bonus gap was 35.7%, up from 30.1% in 2021, and its median gap was 0%, unchanged from the prior year. A total of 37% of men and 62% of women received bonus pay last year.
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According to the business, the increase was due to variable reward elements that paid out higher than previous years. This impacts staff in higher-paid roles, so more men received higher reward payments, as 84% of its highest pay quartile is made up of male staff.
Adrian Mardell, chief executive officer at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We are making significant and encouraging progress at all levels of our organisation, helped immeasurably by the influence of our dedicated diversity and inclusion team, employee-led diversity networks and inclusion councils. From championing the voices of staff to coaching the executive board, they are leading change to make Jaguar Land Rover a place where everyone can thrive.
“But we know we have more to do, and a responsibility to be open and transparent as we advance. This year we are publishing our ethnicity pay data for the first time, in addition to gender pay. It’s not a requirement but it is the right thing to do as a test of our pledge that everyone has the same opportunity to grow and reach their full potential. We welcome the decrease in our gender pay gap following an expected post-pandemic increase last year, but recognise that the differential in that measure, and in our ethnicity pay, require our focus and attention.”