Defra’s gender pay gap report 2020 to 2021
Defra is the UK government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our food and farming industry and sustaining a thriving rural economy. Our broad remit means we play a major role in people’s day-to-day lives, developing policies and services that impact people across the UK and beyond.
We are committed to being an equitable, diverse, and inclusive organisation, where every individual has equality of opportunity to progress and is able to thrive. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2020 to 2024 reaffirms this commitment.
As an organisation, we are accountable and open to challenge and scrutiny. Our gender pay gap reporting considers how well we achieve gender equality in our pay structures. This report provides gender pay gap information for the year ending 31 March 2021, with comparable information since 2017.
Whilst navigating the challenges of the global pandemic, it is encouraging that both our mean (6.7%) and median (6.8%) gender pay gaps have reduced this year (reduction of 0.5% mean, 0.6% median). The continuous reduction in our gender pay gap over the last five years demonstrates a consistent commitment to improving the experience of people within Defra group and wider Civil Service. We are proud that half of our SCS community is female and equal proportions of men and women are awarded bonus payments.
Defra’s gender pay gap report for 2020-2021.