‘CEOs rewarded for easy carbon targets’

A study alleges that some of Europe’s top companies are handing out full bonuses for insignificant climate progress

Shell UK reveals 18% average gender pay gap in 2020

The average pay and bonuses for BAME employees was 8.5% lower than non-BAME staff in 2020, according to the company’s annual report

UK public ‘concerned about climate but unwilling to fund a clean shift’

New research suggests less than a third of people would be happy to contribute just under £38 a month to help pay for new energy infrastructure

Shell investors call for more action on climate change at AGM

The company defeated a resolution backed by 5.54% of shareholders calling for it to set tougher emissions targets in line with the Paris Agreement

Sellafield accused of intimidation ahead of firefighters’ strike

The management at Sellafield has been accused of intimidation by the GMB union ahead of the second firefighters strike today. Firefighters working at the nuclear site are walking out between 6am and 6.30pm in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. It follows a previous walkout on Tuesday this week. GMB alleges members have been […]

Firefighters’ strike at Sellafield nuclear site suspended

Strike action by firefighters at the Sellafield nuclear site has been suspended. The GMB union said final talks this morning led to an “improved pay offer” from the Sellafield Management. Members of the union were due to walk out for 24 hours on 24th July and 31st July. GMB members will not be balloted on […]

BG Group trims new CEO pay packet

Gas exploration firm BG Group is trimming the pay of its new boss after shareholder concerns it was too high. The “revised” pay packet means former Statoil CEO Helge Lund will get £4.7 million instead of £10 million as a warm welcome to the British firm. That’s on top of a base salary of £1.5 million […]

Sustainability salaries continue to rise

Economic woes may be widespread in the UK and the Eurozone but one sector at least is still faring well – pay in sustainability and corporate responsibility (CR) roles has actually risen in the last three years. A survey by recruiters Acre Resources found the average salary in the UK rose to £56,360, an increase […]