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At Knauf UK, we are continuing on our journey to promote equality and diversity within our employee workforce. This is our fourth Gender Pay Gap report since the regulations were introduced, and although the Equality and Human Rights Commission granted an extension for businesses to publish the report owing to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, I feel it is important for us to be transparent about our progress to date and publish the report without any delay.

 

In this year’s report, I am pleased to say that our mean gender pay gap at 6.4% still remains significantly lower than organisations within the same sector and industry as us, as of the snapshot date of 5th April 2020. This is a result to be proud of and reflects work undertaken to address any equal pay challenges – I am confident that we reward fairly regardless of gender.

 

The reported figures highlight that there is still work to be done. However, we need to be mindful that the manufacturing and construction industries are dominated by the male workforce – this will always present its challenges. However, we are committed in our endeavour to attract females into roles across all business areas and improve on our gaps. As such, efforts are being made to increase our employer brand across the UK this work will continue into 2021. We are striving to be seen as an employer of choice for female job seekers not only within our sector, but for those looking to move into our industry. I am passionate about ensuring Knauf is an inclusive and diverse environment whereby all employees are treated justly, no matter their gender, race, ethnicity, or cultural beliefs.

 

Emma Delaney

HR & Sustainability – UK and Ireland