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XPO’s latest UK Gender Pay Gap Report for 2022 shows pay parity is almost equal between males and females in its transport solutions division, and “slightly higher” for females in its bulk transport division, whilst 42% of the company’s managerial roles are occupied by women.

The report reveals that the percentage of females successfully hired into graded roles is up from 2020 to 41% from 2020, with females occupying 42% of the company’s graded positions.

XPO has also upped the number of female apprentices to 42% of all apprentices and 40% of apprentices on its advanced Level 3 apprenticeship programme. The company has also recruited six additional female drivers in the period.

In addition XPO’s in-house Leadership Development Programme - XPO Way – saw 30% of women participating at Level One and 31% for Level Two of the course, the report noted.

Lynn Brown, XPO vice president of human resources, UK and Ireland, said: “Our industry continues to make progress on the issue of diversity. However, there is much we can do to address this further.

“At XPO, we recognise that a diverse workforce is key, and we have been working with our female colleagues to remove barriers and promote development and progression.

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“We are pleased to report that 42% of our management colleagues are female. For us, it doesn’t stop with gender, we are committed to continuing to promote equal opportunities for all, and our range of programmes exists to encourage new recruits from all backgrounds.

“We want to attract and retain the very best talent in the market and recognise that a diverse workforce with diverse experiences delivers this. We have made great strides in addressing any differential in pay and compensation, and we are one of the very few organisations that pay females more than males.

“Our continued focus on improving our recruitment and development practices to attract the most talented males and females has delivered more success this year.”

Dan Myers, XPO MD, UK and Ireland, said: “Whilst we’ve made great strides in addressing gender differentials in compensation, there’s no room for complacency.

“We know that we must continue to prioritise attracting women into our business, and also promote from within.

“Initiatives such as our Women Drivers Forums and Women in Logistics Forums have become an instrumental part of our culture in the UK, moving us from a good workplace to a great one.”