Gender Pay Gap Report

Creating Balance

Our people and culture have always been a huge priority at AO. Any success we experience comes from our people being who they are, loving what they do and striving to reach their full potential. We know this will only happen if we create a working environment where people feel equal, as well as supported on their journey through the business.

All big businesses in the UK are required to report on their gender pay gap as of April 2017. We are encouraged to report that our mean gender pay gap is better than the national average.

2021 Gender Pay Gap Report

AO is committed to diversity in the workplace

Statement from John Roberts, CEO.

“As our business grows, we want to have people from different backgrounds play a part right across our organisation. It’s not just the right thing to do, we also know our diversity of thought and contribution is at the heart of our success. AO will be a career defining place where people want to come to work and where customers want to buy from.


There is still more we all have to do to close the Gender Pay Gap. This includes more transparency on our approach to pay and investing in leadership development initiatives. I believe we have the right plans in place and will maintain our momentum. Having a strong, well-invested culture has been a large part of our collective success over the past year. I am extremely proud to have watched how our AOers have risen to the challenges. Creating an inclusive environment where everyone can succeed and be rewarded for their efforts will continue to be a priority.”