Asda has today published its 2023 Gender Pay figures, in line with the requirement for all large companies to report annually. In a report submitted to the Government’s Gender Pay website, the supermarket confirmed the following:

  • The mean pay difference between all male and female colleagues is 6.6% (2022: 7.6%)
  • The median pay difference between all male and female colleagues is 5.0% (2022: 4.7%)
  • A 0% median pay gap for hourly paid retail store colleagues who make up 84% of Asda’s total workforce.

Asda’s gender pay figures remain significantly lower than the UK average of 14.3% (median) and 13.2.% (mean) as measured by the Office for National Statistics.

Hayley Tatum, Asda’s Chief People & Corporate Affairs Officer, said: “We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive culture at Asda where all colleagues can be themselves at work every day. While we are pleased with the reduction in our mean gender pay gap year-on-year, we recognise that pay gaps exist partly because of differences in gender representation at more senior levels of our business. We remain committed to addressing this by helping female colleagues develop and progress their careers at Asda.”

Asda continues to offer female colleagues a range of bespoke internal and external training to support their career progression with this business.

During 2023, almost 300 women participated in the Intentional Allyship programme, a bespoke six-month development programme specifically aimed at women and colleagues from ethnically diverse backgrounds with a focus on skills development, career advancement, and building an inclusive culture.

Asda has also launched its Asda Allies Inclusion Networks, which comprises of five network groups, including Women in Leadership. These groups, which are sponsored by senior leaders in the business, aim to drive inclusive behaviour and positive change.

Asda will also continue collaborating with its external memberships, such as LEAD, to help it drive greater gender-balanced leadership across the business. In 2023, the supermarket signed LEAD’s Gender Parity Pledge, which commits to improve gender parity at Director-level and above.


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