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Our latest Gender Pay Gap Report as at April 2021

01 April 2022
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Boots has a proud history of championing women and today we continue to drive inclusion, champion diversity and promote opportunity for everyone.

Now in its fifth year, we’ve published our Gender Pay Gap report (data as of April 2021), in accordance with the Government’s Gender Pay Gap Regulations.

The data shows another positive step as we continue to work towards closing our gender pay gap, with a median pay gap of 2.7% which remains significantly better than the national median pay gap (15.4%). We continue to see a sustained reduction in our mean pay gap at 18.1%, which is a reduction of 0.4% year on year.

Seb James, Managing Director, Boots, said: “Women make up over three quarters of our workforce and we have an inherent responsibility as a business to ensure we support all of our team members to develop and fulfil their aspirations at Boots.

“The progress we have made so far is reassuring, but our journey continues as we maintain our focus on making further headway in the coming months and years. As we look ahead to our ambitions for the coming year, this work will continue with senior leader workshops on gender equity, company-wide training and support relating to the menopause, and a reciprocal mentoring scheme pilot to help leaders and their teams understand more about the lived experience of women in our organisation and the importance of allyship.”

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 colleagues can thrive.

You can view a copy of our full Gender Pay Gap Report for Boots Management Services Ltd, as at April 2021, here. Find the full report for Boots Opticians here.

More information on Gender Pay Gap reporting can be found here.


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and around 1,900 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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*Figures accurate as of 31 May 2024