ABF Grain Products Ltd – Gender Pay Gap Report 2021

The promotion and development of talented people, irrespective of their gender or background, is something about which I care very deeply.  I want to ensure we attract a broad spectrum of talented people into our business and that our employees have every opportunity to realise their full potential. It makes good business sense as well as being the right thing to do.

The figures outlined below are accurate and show both the mean and median differential in pay and bonus between genders across ABF Grain Products Ltd as on 5th April 2021 in line with the requirements of The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. At this date, ABF Grain Products Ltd employed 4,512 people, with 3,583 being male and 929 female (20.6% of our workforce); 

  • The ABF Grain Products Ltd mean gender pay gap in 2021 is -9.3% in favour of women, the median gender pay gap is -4.1% in favour of women.
  • Our data continues to demonstrate a good balance of pay between men and women across our organisation.
  • Women are well represented within our management population, though our Board structures are currently balanced men to women on a ratio of approximately 2:1.
  • We are working on initiatives within our businesses to create greater focus on diversity within our employee population. An example of this is the continuing roll out of Unconscious Bias training for all of our people managers and Leading Inclusively training for leaders.
  • We are working on initiatives to support the development of talented women across our organisation, such that more women will move into senior management and Board level positions over time.
  Mean *

Median **

Gender Pay Gap



Gender Bonus Gap



* The mean pay gap is the difference between average hourly earnings of men and women.

** The median pay gap is the difference between the midpoints in the ranges of hourly earnings of men and women. It takes each person’s pay and lines them up in order from lowest to highest, and compares the pay at the midpoint.

Bonus Male Female
% of Employees in receipt of a bonus




Pay Quartiles Male Female
Upper Quartile 73.1% 26.9%
Upper Middle Quartile 83.2% 16.8%
Lower Middle Quartile 87.4% 12.6%
Lower Quartile 73.9% 26.1%

All our employees, whatever their background, should feel that their contribution is valued and recognised. We want to create a management culture where talent and contribution are consistently and equally recognised so that we can collectively compete in challenging markets. That can only be achieved through a concerted effort by us all.

Sarah Arrowsmith

Chief Executive, Grocery Group

ABF Grain Products Ltd is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc.  The trading businesses that sit within the company include The Allied Milling and Baking Group; The Jordans & Ryvita Company; Germains; Speedibake, AB Sports Nutrition and Westmill Foods, most of which also form part of the Grocery Group Division of Associated British Foods.

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