Transportation specialist XPO has published its 2022 UK Gender Pay Gap Report, which shows near parity in XPO’s transport solutions employee population and slightly higher comparative pay for female employees in its bulk transportation business.
Alongside this, the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives have resulted in XPO’s graded roles held by women across all UK operations increasing to 42%, reflecting success with recruitment and talent development initiatives. XPO has also seen its apprenticeship opportunities filled by women increase to 42%. An increase in the number of women participating in XPO’s leadership development programs was also recorded, to 30% of Level 1 and 31% of Level 2. Finally, female employees received higher average bonus amounts, which the company accredits to female employees outperforming the employee population as a whole.
Dan Myers, managing director of XPO UK and Ireland, said, “While we’ve made great strides in addressing gender differentials in compensation, there’s no room for complacency. We know that we must continue to prioritize attracting women into our business, and also promote from within. Initiatives such as our Women Drivers Forum and Women in Logistics Forum have become an instrumental part of our culture in the UK, moving us from a good workplace to a great one.”
Lynn Brown, XPO’s vice president of human resources for UK and Ireland, commented, “At XPO, we proactively help women build careers in a male-oriented industry by removing barriers and promoting development. And it doesn’t stop with gender – we’re committed to equal opportunities for all colleagues as a true meritocracy. XPO’s recruitment practices encourage diversity, making us an employer of choice.”