Shell UK Gender Pay Gap Report
The Shell Group of companies is the largest on the FTSE 100 by market capitalization to report on gender pay in the UK as required by the UK Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
The Shell Group of Companies in the UK (Shell UK) can report a mean gender pay gap of 18.6% in 2018, as required under the UK Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
This compares to the mean gender pay gap of 22.2% reported in 2017. The change can be attributed partly to measures Shell UK has put in place to close the gap. It is also a reflection of 12 months of global business activity with employees moving to and from the UK; and restructurings, mergers and divestments all impacting our figures.
The gap arises because of demographics within Shell UK and the wider energy industry. We recognise that traditionally a greater proportion of men than women have studied for, and pursued, careers in the energy and engineering sectors, and this trend continues today. As a result, Shell UK currently employs twice as many men as women and has a greater number of men than women in senior and technical positions. This has resulted in a gender pay gap.
Shell UK has been working to address this imbalance and continues to do so. We aim to ensure the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work, at all levels and locations ensuring equal access to the same recognition, reward and career progression opportunities.
Journey to Gender Balance at Shell UK
Two areas of focus that we have seen progress on in the last 12 months are our Upstream business and our Trading and Supply business. There’s more to do and you can hear from the businesses themselves below:
Upstream Leadership Team | Journey to Gender Balance
Title: Upstream Leadership Team | Journey to Gender Balance
Duration: 1:37 minutes
How Shell UK have addressed the gender balance in their leadership team and are now extending efforts to reach balanced representation throughout the business.
Upstream Leadership Team | Journey to Gender Balance Transcript
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Interview with Steve Phimister
Vice President Upstream, Shell UK and Ireland
We have a very exciting business here and we need the very best minds to deliver on our very challenging objectives.
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I’m Steve Phimister, Vice President for Shell’s Upstream business in the UK and Ireland. We know that diversity creates the environment that we need for creativity and innovation, which is why we’re doing our best to address our gender balance.
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Over the last 12 months, on my leadership team, we have gone from a 20% female representation to where we are today, which is in balance. We’ve done that by casting the net very widely for the best minds and the best talent we can find across the Shell group.
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Interview with Marianne Eide
Development Manager, Shell UK and Ireland
I’m Marianne Eide. I’m the UK Development Manager. I think this really matters. Having women at the top of the organization as their role models will really encourage others to pursue their careers. This hasn’t just helped our gender balance, but it’s brought a different cultural perspective, and what we’re seeing is that it does make a difference.
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Interview with Anthea Hampson
Offshore Operated Asset Manager, Shell UK
I’m Anthea Hampson, Offshore Operated Asset Manager for the UK. By having better balance in the teams and greater diversity, we achieve better business outcomes. And as a UK leader, I’m proud of the progress we’re making on this.
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Interview with Steve Phimister continued
And the work doesn’t stop there. We’re now extending our efforts to try to reach balanced representation much deeper into our organization throughout the business.
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Journey to Gender Balance: Trader Development Programme
Title: Shell GPG edit V07 MASTER H264
Duration: 1:45 minutes
Nigel Hobson, Claudia Schlipf and Sophie Tao speak briefly about the Shell Trader Development Programme.
Shell GPG edit V07 MASTER H264 Transcript
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[Nigel Hobson Voiceover]
We’re working hard to improve the gender balance in our trading organisation. We need the best men and women to succeed in a very competitive sector.
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Interview with Nigel Hobson
VP Trading and Supply Operations
But achieving gender balance can be challenging because people have an image of what they think the trading industry is like, and it can put off some candidates. That’s something we’re determined to change.
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One way to get a better balance tomorrow is building strong foundations today. That’s why we’re focused on our trader development programme.
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Interview with Claudia Schlipf
Talent Advisor Trading and Supply
The trader development programme is an intensive two to three-year course that gives people the skills they need to become a successful trader.
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But we were really struggling to attract diverse applicants. So, by changing the way we promote the programme and refreshing the candidate selection process, we’ve noticed some fantastic results. Last year, 45% of our intake were female, which is way up on previous years.
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Interview with Sophie Tao
Trader Development Programme
The trader development programme is a fantastic introduction to trading. There’s a really good mix of people on the programme, different genders, backgrounds and nationalities.
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It gives us all the skills, experience we need, and access to a great network of mentors to support us in our careers.
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It’s great to see a more diverse community taking shape, which is already making an impact on our bottom line. This is just one of the many things we are doing to build better gender balance, and all of us on the leadership team are determined to continue making significant progress.
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