The gender pay gap is the difference in the hourly rate of pay of men and women, expressed as a percentage of men’s salary. It is separate from equal pay, which focuses on the pay differences between men and women performing the same or similar work, and which our pay policy, pay grading, and job evaluation system all protect against.
The UK statutory reporting asks for two separate calculations of the gender pay gap based on two different ways of calculating averages, mean and median.
Greenpeace UK’s current median gender pay gap across all employees is 2.9%
compared to a national figure of 17.3%. Our median gender pay gap has decreased by 2.0% in the last 12 months.
Median gender pay gap
The median is the middle value of all the relevant hourly rates of pay.
|Greenpeace UK||2018||2019||2020||All UK|
Mean gender pay gap
The mean is often simply called “the average” and is calculated by adding up all hourly rates of pay and dividing by the relevant number of staff.
Proportion of male and female employees in each salary quartile
This shows the number of men and women in each of four salary quartiles. It is arrived at by listing all staff in order of hourly rate of pay and splitting the list into four equal groups (quartiles). The percentage of men and women making up each quartile is shown below.
|Salary Quartile 2019||Female||Male|
|1st quartile (lower)||55%||45%|
|2nd quartile (lower middle)||71%||29%|
|3rd quartile (upper middle)||57%||43%|
|4th quartile (upper)||58%||42%|
Gender bonus gap
Greenpeace UK does not award bonuses.