Gender pay reporting - Drax

"At Drax, we’re proud of the role we play in supporting the UK government’s aim to tackle climate change and achieve a net zero economy by 2050. Last year, we announced our ambition to be the world’s first carbon negative company by 2030.

“To achieve that bold ambition, we need people from diverse backgrounds working in a supportive and inclusive environment. As an industry, and as a Company, we have a long way to go towards greater diversity.

“Due to the predominance, historically, of males working for our Drax Power Limited business, our progress is slow and mixed. However, I’m heartened that colleagues from across Drax are recognising the steps we’re taking as ‘heading in the right direction’.”

– Will Gardiner, Chief Executive, Drax Group plc

Gender pay gaps

 Drax Power
(including Corporate)
Opus EnergyHaven Power
Hourly difference (mean)12.2%17.0%23.8%
Hourly difference (median)18.1% 10.8%28.8%
Bonus difference (mean)13.3%17.3%48.4%
Bonus difference (median)-86.9%17.3%66.0%

Proportions of males and females paid a bonus

 Drax PowerOpus EnergyHaven Power
Male95.5%95.8%93.6%
Female93.2%95.2%93.9%

Percentage of males and females in each pay quartile

Drax Power

Opus Energy

Haven Power

Drax Power

Opus Energy

Haven Power

Gender pay reporting 2018