Gender Pay Gap Reporting

OP Chocolate Ltd – Gender Pay Gap Reporting

We are an employer required by law to carry out the gender pay gap reporting under The Equality Act (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. This involves carrying out calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it will not involve publishing individual’s employees data.

We are required to publish the results on our own website and a government website. This is information based on data as at the 5th of April 2018.

Pay Information

The mean gender pay gap between male and female employees is 19.67%, with female being lower.
The median gender pay gap between male and female employees is 9.09%, with female being lower.

Bonus Information

The mean bonus pay calculation between male and female employees is 25.42%
The median gender pay gap calculation between male and female employees is 0%

Gender Split Pay Quartiles

Male Female
Lower Quartile 31% 69%
Lower Middle Quartile 38% 62%
Upper Middle Quartile 70% 30%
Upper Quartile 77% 23%

Interpretations and Analysis

OP Chocolate Ltd established in Merthyr Tydfil in 1947. The company has a loyal workforce with very low turnover.

Due to the low turnover many middle to higher level management have kept the same person in post for decades.

These statistics continue to be influenced by external factors; it remains difficult to recruit women in traditionally male-dominated roles, such as engineering, for example. That said, we have seen a slight change in the gap since 2017 as we have more female hires in middle management level positions.

I can confirm that the data contained within this report is accurate.

Tony Caccavale
Head of Finance
March 2019