Danny Harmer, Chief People Officer:

Our ambition is for our people to reflect the customers and communities we serve. As with any business challenge, we are using data to inform targeted actions that will drive improvements and our pay gap is a fundamental source of that data.

It is important to reiterate that we don’t pay people differently based on their gender or ethnicity. The gender gap is caused by us having a lower proportion of females in senior leadership roles and a higher proportion in our lower paid roles. And the ethnicity gap is as a result of us having a lack of ethnically diverse colleagues across Aviva.

This year’s gender numbers show that progress is possible. It is still slow but, as I’ve written before, change of this nature takes time. Nonetheless I’m confident we have the right plans to build a brilliant, diverse workforce at every level in Aviva.

UK Pay Gap Report

Full details of our gender pay gap, our ethnicity pay gap and our associated actions.

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