Winterwood Farms Ltd (“WWD”) is soft fruit company employing around 250 employees all year round (the number changes ±20% depending on the season).
This is the second Gender Pay Gap Report that the Company is required by law to publish, and the company’s track record with equality initiative has been good.
On the Report’s snapshot date, “WWD” had 52.4% female relevant employees and 47.6% male relevant employees, but full-pay relevant employees were 48.2% female and 51.8% male.
The Company’s Mean Gender Pay Gap in hourly pay was 2.5% (i.e. female pay 2.5% lower than men’s pay), which compare to last year’s 6.2%, which is a good improvement, whilst the Median Gender Pay Gap in hourly pay is -3.9%, which means female pay is 3.9% higher than male.
As Pay is assigned to the specific role, and both male and female employees on the same position receive the same Pay, The Gap in Pay is mainly due to the different roles taken up by men and women within The Company.
Bonus Pay figures show that whilst 9.3% of male relevant Employees received bonus pay, 39.4% of female relevant Employees were paid bonuses. Mean Gender Pay Gap in Bonuses was -109.3% and Median Gender Pay Gap in Bonus was -350.5%.
The WWD bonus scheme is based purely on the employee’s performance, regardless of gender.
The Company continues to uphold its efforts in closing any Pay Gap identified and also to ensure all arising opportunities are readily available to all.
The Company Director of Winterwood Farms Ltd, Terry Gilham, confirms that the information is accurate as at the time of publishing and the data has been calculated according to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.