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Mind the gap! Understanding Lush’s Gender Pay reports

Whilst these report will be expressed in binary gender terms, we wish at the outset to acknowledge that Lush is made up of a vibrant and diverse group of people who don’t always fit neatly into conventional pigeon holes.

Lush should be a safe place, and a level playing field, for everyone regardless of sex, gender, age, race, class, nationality, religion, disability, sexuality or any perceived difference. Our aim is always to celebrate diversity, to be gender neutral and for opportunity to be equally available to all.

Our Gender Pay Report undertakes to measure and reflect our company-wide pay in terms of male and female. Whilst we have come out better than the national average, there is still a pay gap between men and women in Lush, which we will explore in this report and infographics.

Only by understanding what creates the female pay gap will there ever be a chance to close it.

Employers play a large part in eliminating the gap and giving women the same life choices available to men.

A Lush colleague pressing bath bombs
A Lush colleague offers a product for someone to smell
A Lush colleague, wearing a black Lush t shirt, blue apron and purple gloves, holds a product up to the camera and smiles.
Unfocused image of a Lush colleague smiling at a desk, surrounded by open laptops
A Lush colleague in a white t shirt and black baseball cap stirs hot ingredients in a large barrel, making Twilight Shower Jelly
Manufacturing site with staff filling gifts with eco pops
A Lush colleague wearing glasses, a yellow top, a black lanyard and a knot wrap in their hair stands smiling at the camera. In the background, a black sign with white Lush writing reads "Happy people making happy soap".
Lush is made up of a vibrant and diverse group of people

UK Retail Cosmetics National Average pay gap (median)


The Lush Retail Gender Pay Gap (median)


Whilst in 2021 and 2022 we were delighted to report a 0% Median Gender Pay Gap, this year our gap in Lush Retail is 8.4%. In April 2023 we found there were factors including an increase in men holding roles as Supervisors on London Living Wage pay to account for this year’s change. See the 2023 report for full details.

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