Statement from Chief Executive Officer
At IVC Evidensia we are committed to ensuring all employees are fairly rewarded for their work and have equal access to all opportunities.
In pay terms that means fair and equitable pay policies and pay decisions for all employees. We said last year that we were evolving our pay and reward in the UK, further reinforcing parity – we continue to do that. We recognise that as Europe’s largest veterinary care provider, what we do impacts the veterinary profession overall.
As our reported numbers show, women are the mainstay of our employees, as they are for the veterinary profession. Closing our gender pay gap will require long-term sustained focus from us all in the business and will reflect broader cultural change.
The Board and I are fully committed to ensuring that we close the gender pay gap.
Simon Smith, April 2023
All data as at snapshot date of 5 April each year
PROPORTION OF MALES AND FEMALES RECEIVING A BONUS
PROPORTION OF MALES & FEMALES BY PAY QUARTER
The distribution of men and women in roles across our entire UK business greatly affects the statistics here. On the whole far more women than men are employed not just in IVC Evidensia but across the entire veterinary sector, and this is particularly true in the practice teams which make up the vast majority of our roles. We can see that the proportion of women in the top pay quarter of our business has remained stable.
Within each quartile and job type, we are confident that our reward structure is based on objective and relevant factors and that rates of pay for specific roles are in line with market norms. We have evolved our pay and reward significantly in the last year to ensure common standards of pay across the estate and competitive rates of pay compared to the market, particularly for our clinical teams.
Some of the initiatives being undertaken in the business: