At Network Rail we continually strive to be more diverse. Not only is it right for us to better reflect the communities we serve but diversity makes us a better organisation.
In 2015 we completely overhauled our management pay structure to ensure equality, fairness and transparency. We introduced narrower pay ranges for management bands which are market aligned, easy for all employees to understand and which helped to remove pay discrepancies.
It subsequently informed our ongoing work because we now know that our gender pay gap is driven by the structure of our workforce and the concentration of males in more senior positions, rather than our pay structure which is gender neutral by design. This has helped us to focus our efforts on attracting and recruiting more women, retaining them within our workforce and progressing our female talent into the most senior roles within the business.