Gender Pay Gap Reporting

OP Chocolate Ltd – Gender Pay Gap Reporting 2022

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 2021.

Pay Information

The mean gender pay gap between male and female employees is 14.67%, with female being lower. This has reduced over the past 12 months.

The median gender pay gap between male and female employees is 0%, and remains unchanged from the previous 12 months.

Bonus Information

The mean bonus pay calculation between male and female employees is 0.18%.

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

Gender Split Pay Quartiles

Male Female
Lower Quartile 40% 60%
Lower Middle Quartile 57% 43%
Upper Middle Quartile 44% 56%
Upper Quartile 78% 22%

Interpretations and Analysis

OP Chocolate Ltd was established in Merthyr Tydfil in 1947, with a workforce demographic based predominantly in South Wales. We are committed to providing equal pay, reward and development opportunities irrespective of gender (and indeed race, religion etc.). We continue to see external factors influencing our statistics; it remains difficult to recruit women in traditionally male-dominated roles, such as engineering, for example. That said, the reduction in the Gap this year is forecasted to improve into next year as we see more females in middle and higher-level management positions. OP Chocolate will continue to monitor these statistics with the aim of developing site strategies to address and avoid gender imbalances wherever possible throughout the organisation.

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

Kate Williams
Finance Manager
March 2022