The oil giant Shell says male staff working for the company on average earn 22% more than women in the united kingdom.
Shell says that despite this, it is sure that there was equal pay for equal work, and the difference in repayment rates is due to a skills gap, rather than discrimination by sex.
The united kingdom, the largest company is the most recent report on their gender pay gap.
The government now requires bodies with more than 250 employees to publish gender pay gap figures every year.
The data is added to a government database, in an attempt to tackle inequality in the workplace.
The average uk gender pay gap was 9.1% for the year to April for full-time workers, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
The figure has almost halved since the ONS first began collecting figures of the gap in 1997.
Shell UK’s chairman, Sinead Lynch, said that the two main reasons of the gender pay gap were “fewer women in leadership positions, and fewer women working in technical or trade roles which attract higher levels of pay”.
Shell, which is the largest company in the uk FTSE 100 index, says that struggle to attract as many women as men in technical roles that typically pay more.
In a Youtube video published Thursday, the company explains that it can’t recruit enough highly trained female staff, since there is a large part of the industry of the shortage.
It is said that only 16% of engineering graduates in the uk are women. The equal pay
Shell UK said it was making progress in addressing this representation gap.
The percentage of women in management positions had increased from 12% to 27% between 2005 and 2017, the firm said.
One of their traditional skills imbalance was the argument used by the Bank of England, when it was revealed last week that male staff were paid nearly a quarter more than the workers.
Their median wage gap-based on the midpoints of the ranges of hourly income of men and women in the Bank – was 24.2% in the year to March 30.
It is, also, said that he was sure that the men and women were paid equally for doing the same job in the Bank, and said that measures had been taken to resolve the problem.
Large uk companies have until April of next year, the publication of their gender pay gap, but the vast majority are still to report on them.