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 2020.

Pay Information

The mean gender pay gap between male and female employees is 18.48%, with female being lower.

The median gender pay gap between male and female employees is 0%.

Bonus Information

The mean bonus pay calculation between male and female employees is 0%.

The median gender pay gap calculation between male and female employees is 0%.

The median bonus pay calculation between male and female employees is 0%.

Gender Split Pay Quartiles

Male Female
Lower Quartile 44% 56%
Lower Middle Quartile 56% 44%
Upper Middle Quartile 45% 55%
Upper Quartile 80% 20%

Interpretations and Analysis

OP Chocolate Ltd moved to the Dowlais site in 1963. The company has a loyal workforce with relatively low turnover and a history of promoting from within; as a result, the majority of middle and senior management have, until recently, been men. Within our local community, it is also a challenge to recruit women into traditionally male-dominated roles such as engineering. That said, from mid 2021, four of the nine direct reports to the Managing Director are women, alongside half of the technical and production management teams. We therefore expect to see a change in the gender pay gap next year.

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

Kate Williams
Finance Manager
March 2021