Lion continues its gender pay equity efforts

Leading beverages company Lion, welcomes the publication of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) gender pay gap analysis, which will include data from every Australian business with over 100 employees, and once again highlights our steadfast commitment to closing the gender pay gap.

For the last 6 years, Lion has proudly maintained a less than 1% difference in pay competitiveness for ‘like for like’ roles, showcasing the effectiveness of its ongoing commitment to gender pay equity.

Lion’s organisation-wide gender pay gap stands at 1.4%, with a median total remuneration gender pay gap of 8.4% for its Australian-based team members, as per the WGEA methodology. This is significantly lower than the national gender pay gap of 21.7% (2023 WGEA Employer Census).

Lion’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leader Sarah Abbott, welcomed the publishing of the data, “At Lion we firmly believe in doing the right thing for the long term.

“Our impressive track record in closing the gender pay gap has been achieved through a range of robust company-wide initiatives supporting gender representation at all levels, including Women in Leadership Targets across all Business Units,” Sarah Abbott said.

In 2016, Lion initiated a comprehensive pay gap analysis and took immediate action to rectify discrepancies in ‘like for like’ roles. As a result of this analysis, delivered a $5.5 million pay rise to more than 1,600 team members.

In 2019, we also became one of the first companies to ban questions to job candidates about their salary history in an effort to tackle the gender pay gap.

Further to this, Lion also removed primary and secondary carer labels from parental leave provisions, providing an equal platform for both parents to participate in the first year of their child’s life, and superannuation is paid on a portion of the unpaid component of parental leave, further promoting gender-neutral family support.

To find out more about Lion’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion approach, which supports our gender pay parity results, visit our Careers Site.

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