Premier Foods

The Best in British Food

Gender Diversity

As the UK’s largest food producer we are a significant employer within the UK. We currently employ around 4,000 people operating from over 17 sites across the UK.

We are committed to a fair approach to equal opportunities in all areas of our business, with people gaining promotion on merit. We recruit, train, promote and retain skilled and motivated people irrespective of gender, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnic or national origin. In line with this commitment we also promote a culture of openness and responsibility within our business.

Boardroom diversity

In 2011 the Board agreed to adopt a policy to have at least two female board directors by 2015.  We are pleased to report that following the appointment of Pam Powell in May 2013 this target has been achieved.  Diversity will continue to be an important consideration whenever a new appointment is undertaken to ensure that the Board comprises individuals with a broad range of skills, backgrounds and experience reflecting both the type of industry and the geographical locations in which we operate.

The Board believes in the importance of diversity (in its widest sense) and the benefits that it can bring to the operation of an effective business and is committed to increasing the participation of women across all levels of the organisation and particularly within senior management.

 

Workforce Diversity

We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our business, with people gaining promotion on merit.  We recruit, train, promote and retain skilled and motivated people irrespective of gender, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnic or national origin.  In line with this commitment we also promote a culture of openness and responsibility within our business.  Details of our gender diversity across the Board od directors, senior management, central functions and across the whole Group as at 31 December 2013 are set out below.

 December 
2011
December
2012 
December
2013
 Board 13%  13% 25%
 Senior Management 16% 24% 19%
 Central Function 45% 45%  45%
 All Employees 23% 23% 23%