Gender pay gap in UK’s largest Japanese employers is lower than average

Any company in the UK that employs over 250 people is supposed to have submitted their gender pay gap estimates by 4th April 2018.  We ran our Top 30 Japanese companies through the Companies’ House database and found that all have submitted data for those subsidiaries which qualify.

The average pay gap of their 50 subsidiaries is around 15%, slightly lower than the national average of 18.4%.  There are some interesting patterns in that there is a gender pay gap in women’s favour in the automotive and tyre businesses – Kwik-Fit and Stapletons (both owned by Itochu) and Micheldever (acquired by Sumitomo Rubber in 2017) and also Toyota Motor Manufacturing and NSG Pilkington Automotive.  Looking at the detail, it seems this is to do with there being a lot of men in the lower paid jobs (presumably tyre fitting, shopfloor, delivery) and some well paid women in the higher paid, presumably managerial/executive jobs.

The gender pay gap is particularly bad in finance, although no worse for Japanese banks than for other UK based investment and retail banks.

The wooden spoon goes to Hitachi subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power with a 41.9% pay gap, closely followed by Fujifilm, with a 41% pay gap.

Top 30 Japanese employers in the UK (April 2018) & gender pay gap
Rank Company UK employees 2016-7* Gender gap
1 Fujitsu Services 9,326 17.9%
2 Nissan 7,755 -11.3%
3 Honda Motor Europe (sales) 6,539 27.1%
Honda of the UK Manufacturing 4.5%
4 Itochu 6,515
Kwik-Fit -15.2%
Stapleton’s (Tyre Services) -24.9%
5 Hitachi Hitachi Consulting 3,998 30.3%
Horizon Nuclear 41.9%
Hitachi Capital 33.5%
Hitachi Vantara 27.0%
Hitachi Rail -0.9%
6 Mitsubishi Corp Princes Foods 3,532 8.7%
7 Ricoh UK 3,484 17.4%
Ricoh UK Products 10.4%
Ricoh Europe 32.2%
8 Sony Europe 3,143 27.2%
Sony Music 22.7%
Sony DADC 8.7%
Sony Interactive 12.8%
9 Toyota Motor Manufacturing 3,098 -6.4%
Toyota (GB) (sales) 29.7%
9 Marubeni (Agrovista) 2,294 36%
10 Dentsu Aegis London 2,757 14.5%
Dentsu Aegis Manchester 1.8%
11 Canon 2,693 15.8%
12 SoftBank (ARM) 2,173 15.5%
13 Nomura 2,166 36.9%
14 NSG Pilkington Automotive 2,128 -12.1%
Pilkington Technology Management 31.7%
Pilkington UK 8.3%
15 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Goup 1,987 35.6%
16 Denso Manufacturing 1,897 24.2%
Denso Marston 6.6%
17 NYK Group (Yusen Logistics) 1,855 4.0%
18 Mitsui Sumitomo & Aioi Nissay Dowa (Insure The Box) 1,809 19.0%
19 Calsonic Kansei UK 1,778 3.6%
Calsonic Kansei Sunderland 3.6%
20 Konica Minolta 1,572 18.2%
21 Sumitomo Rubber (Micheldever Tyre Services) 1,543 -19.9%
22 Brother Industries (Domino UK) 1,384 15.1%
23 Olympus Keymed 1,348 27.7%
24 Fujifilm UK 1,257 41.0%
Fujifilm Speciality Ink Systems 8.7%
Fujifilm Diosynth 16.0%
25 Sumitomo Corporation (Howco Group) 1,249 17.5%
26 Unipres 1,237 3.1%
27 JT Group (Gallaher) 1,086 14.0%
28 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 1019 34.9%
29 Toyoda Gosei 1,192 0.9%
30 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Primetals) 1,152 38.1%
TOTAL 84,966 15.1%

 

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