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COMMITMENT TO CLOSING THE GAP

U.K. Cognizant Gender Pay Gap Report

CREATING AN INCLUSIVE CULTURE

A diverse workforce drives Cognizant’s exceptional client service and industry-leading growth, fostering an environment that promotes women to leadership roles to bridge the gender pay gap.

As one of the world’s leading professional services companies for the digital era, we are proud to be an employer with a strong focus on providing an inclusive and positive work environment.  We develop and nurture our talent and continuously optimise employment practices.  We have been certified as a Top Employer in the UK for the last 7 years, previously listed in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List, and have been named by Fortune magazine on their annual World’s Most Admired Companies list for 11 years running, moving up from 484 in 2011 to 194 in 2020. Also, for the second time, Cognizant has been named to the Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity.  We continued to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation as a Living Wage Employer during 2020.

At Cognizant we take steps every day to ensure that we live our values of transparency, passion, empowerment, collaboration, customer focus and integrity. Our Women Empowered program, for example, promotes and celebrates female role models in Cognizant by providing educational, developmental and networking opportunities. It continues to grow and expand.

As Cognizant U.K. has over 250 employees, it is required to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. 

The gender pay gap is the difference between the average mean and median earnings (hourly pay, as well as bonus pay-out) of all men and women across the organisation. The mean and median hourly rate of pay for men and for women is calculated in relation to all employees, regardless of level and whether full or part time. This is not to be confused with equal pay, which means that men and women in the same employment performing equal work must receive equal pay.

Our median gender pay gap of 6% is less than the U.K. average (median) gender pay gap of 15.5% (April 2020). We have an improvement in our gender pay gap in the U.K. from 2018, however we still have more work ahead of us.

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