Allied Bakeries & Speedibake
OUR INCLUSIVE BUSINESS
Allied Bakeries and Speedibake sit within ABF’s Grocery Group and together they form part of ABF
Grain Products Ltd. Previously, both organisations have submitted individual Gender Pay results,
however, effective from 2022, the results will be reported together.
A strong workforce - achieved through the recruitment, development, reward and retention of the
right people in the right roles - is a vital part of how we operate. Our vision for that
workforce is to create an environment where they can bring their whole self to work, and can
realise their potential without barriers. Our Inclusion & Diversity (I&D) taskforce is
responsible for creating a strategy to deliver on this vision and now into the second of our
three-year I&D plan, our focus has been on engaging colleagues across the businesses with the
In November we shared our well-received I&D film, from which we’ve subsequently told a
number of spin-off stories of the individuals featured;
We have celebrated festivals and awareness days from Pride to
Eid to Mental Health Awareness Week. We launched the I&D
SharePoint Hub, a one-stop-shop for all of our I&D comms;
Community-wise, we brought together 115 women and line managers for 4
menopause awareness events, and over 100 men for 3
prostate cancer education sessions - part of our focus for Men’s Health Week in June.
Following Covid, and now with the cost-of-living crisis, we recognise the need to support
colleagues’ mental health and emotional wellbeing, letting them know ours is a safe
workplace for them to be themselves. As well as continuing to invest in our c50 mental
health first aiders across the sites, we communicated the employee assistance programme
across the businesses with the strapline: ‘How are you? It’s OK to not be OK’. As a result
of this ongoing focus, 88% of calls to the Employee Assistance Programme
(EAP) have been requests for talking therapy.
WHAT IS THE GENDER PAY GAP?
The gender pay gap is the difference between the average hourly pay of men and women. Various
factors influence the gap such as the types of role women undertake and the demographics of the
in the company. This gender pay gap is different from equal pay, equal pay is where men and
are not paid different rates of pay for performing the same or similar role.
The mean pay gap is the difference between average hourly earnings of men and women
The median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of hourly
earnings of men and women. It takes each person’s pay and lines them up in order from
lowest to highest and compares the pay at the midpoint.
Our population is made up as follows
Due to company restructures in male-dominated manufacturing teams, we have seen a downturn in the
number of men vs women.
Mean - The mean gender pay gap is the difference between the average hourly earnings
of men and women
Median - The median pay gap is the difference between midpoints in the range of
hourly pay for men and women, it takes each person’s pay, lines them up from lowest to
highest, then compares the pay at the midpoint.
Mean Gender Pay Gap is -6.9% - the mean figure shows that the average hourly earnings of women are 6.9% higher than for men, this is reflective of the fact that our front line roles which are generally lower paid are predominantly carried out by men.
Median Gender Pay Gap is 5.3% - at the mid point, women’s pay is 94.7% of that of men.
Mean Bonus Pay-13.5%
Median Bonus Pay-428.6%
% Employees Receiving a BonusMale10.7% Female 20%
Overall a higher percentage of women received a bonus than men; our bonus number is made up of loyal service awards and recruitment bonuses as well as a company incentive plan. The figure is driven by the higher number of men in the business who have received the loyal service or recruitment bonus which is of a lower value than the incentive plan and drives the median bonus pay gap.
% of Employees in each pay quartile
|Upper Middle Quartile
|Lower Middle Quartile
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