Gender Pay Gap Report

Boots has a proud history of championing women and today we continue to drive inclusion, champion diversity and promote opportunity for everyone.

This past year, we became the first health and beauty retailer to be independently accredited as a menopause friendly employer in recognition of our efforts to destigmatise the subject and to provide support for our team members experiencing menopause within the organisation. We also became the first health and beauty retailer to achieve the Age Inclusive accreditation from the age diversity organisation, 55/Redefined in recognition of the inclusive culture we’ve created for women and all team members, throughout their working lives.

As we look ahead to our ambitions for the coming year, we will continue our focus on creating a menopause friendly working environment by adopting an intersectional perspective and raising awareness on how the menopause can impact those different backgrounds and communities. We will also be improving our policies and guidance on baby loss and fertility to better support team members who experience this.

We are proud that we continue to close our gender pay gap and excited by our future plans to keep moving forwards and create an environment in which all team members can thrive.

Our 2023 gender pay gap results shows some of the progress we are making to inspire everyone to reach their full potential. With a median pay gap of 0.1%, significantly lower than the national average, I am pleased to see a 2.2% reduction in our mean pay gap from last year, down to 16%.

Much of this progress has been achieved due to our continued focus on making sure women are given equal opportunity to become leaders of our business, and I am pleased to say that, as at 5 April 2023, 38% of our senior leadership team are women.


Seb James, Senior Vice President and Managing Director Boots, UK and ROI