The Shell Group of Companies in the UK (Shell UK) can report a mean gender pay gap of 18.7% in 2019, as required under the UK Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

This compares to the mean gender pay gap of 18.6% reported in 2018. This year’s figures included the addition of Shell Energy Retail Limited, supplier of gas and 100% renewable electricity in the UK, which was not reported under Shell UK last year. On a like-for-like basis, our 2019 gender pay gap would be 15.1%, a 3.5% decrease compared to 2018.

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.

You can read more about our progress towards gender balance in the Shell UK 2019 gender pay gap report

Read our 2018 gender pay gap report

Read our 2017 gender pay gap report