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Gender Pay Gap Report

CMS Enviro Systems Ltd. is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report.

This is the report for the snapshot date of 5 April 2018.

Pay quartiles by gender

The figures set out above have been calculated using the standard methodologies used in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

What are the underlying causes of CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.'s gender pay gap?

Under the law, men and women must receive equal pay for:

CMS Enviro Systems Ltd. is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all employees, regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, age, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability. It has a clear policy of paying employees equally for the same or equivalent work, regardless of their sex (or any other characteristic set out above).

As such CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.:

CMS Enviro Systems Ltd. is therefore confident that its gender pay gap does not stem from paying men and women differently for the same or equivalent work. Rather its gender pay gap is the result of the roles in which men and women work within the organisation and the salaries that these roles attract.

Across the UK economy as a whole, men are more likely than women to be in senior roles (especially very senior roles at the top of organisations), while women are more likely than men to be in administration / office support roles at the lower end of the organisation. In addition, men are more likely to be in technical, manual and semi-skilled roles, which attract higher rates of pay than other roles at similar levels of seniority. Women are also more likely than men to have had breaks from work that have affected their career progression, for example to bring up children. They are also more likely to work part time, and many of the jobs that are available across the UK on a part-time basis are relatively low paid.

This pattern from the UK economy as a whole is reflected in the make-up of CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.'s workforce, where the majority of its manufacturing, semi-skilled and skilled operatives are men and the majority of its administration / office support roles are filled by women.

Of the total employees whose earnings were included in the snapshot data, 32 (14.5%) were women and 188 (85.5%) were men.  Of the 32 women, 9 (28%) are in management positions.  

How does CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.'s gender pay gap compare with that of other organisations?

The vast majority of organisations have a gender pay gap, and we are pleased to be able to say that CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.'s gap compares favourably with that of other organisations, including those within our industry.

The mean gender pay gap for the whole economy (according to the October 2018 Office for National Statistics (ONS) Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) figures) is 17.0%. At 12.2%, CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.'s mean gender pay gap is, therefore, significantly lower than that for the whole economy.

The median gender pay gap for the whole economy (according to the October 2018 ONS ASHE figures) is 17.9%. At 12.0%, CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.'s median gender pay gap is, therefore, significantly lower than both that for the whole economy and that for our sector.

What is CMS Enviro Systems Ltd. doing to address its gender pay gap?

While CMS Enviro Systems Ltd.'s gender pay gap compares favourably with that of organisations both across the whole UK economy and within the manufacturing / construction sector, this does not mean CMS Enviro Systems Ltd. is complacent on the subject, and it is committed to doing everything that it can to reduce the gap. However, CMS Enviro Systems Ltd. also recognises that its scope to act is limited in some areas - it has, for example, no direct control over the subjects that individuals choose to study or the career choices that they make.

To date, the steps that CMS Enviro Systems Ltd. has taken to promote gender diversity in all areas of its workforce include the following:

I, Stephen Gaw, Finance Director, confirm that the information in this statement is accurate.