By Katie McQuater, ResearchLive
UK – Ipsos Mori has published details of the company’s ethnicity pay disparity for the first time, identifying an average gap of 16.2%.
The company published the figure in a report that also includes its 2020 gender pay gap, which businesses of over 250 employees have been required to report on since 2017.
Organisations in the UK are not currently required to publish their ethnicity pay gap data.
The report, based on the responses of 80% of Ipsos Mori managed employees sharing their ethnicity data, found that its workforce is 78% white and 22% ethnic minority, with a mean ethnicity pay gap of 16.2% and a median gap of 11.2%.
Mean pay gap is defined as the difference in the average hourly rate of pay, while the median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of hourly pay.
Women account for over half of the company’s workforce ( 56%) and the mean gender pay gap in April 2020 was 11.1% (median of 4.9%), driven by a lower proportion of women in the most senior leadership roles.