Ardmac, an international provider of high-tech cleanrooms and turn-key construction of manufacturing facilities across Europe, has published its 2023 pay gap report.
The report is based on their 369 employees in their Dublin headquarters of which 318 are male and 51 are female at the time of reporting 30 June 2023, making the gender balance 86% male to 14% female.
Ardmac used the standard methodologies in the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 to calculate the figures below.
|The Mean Gender Pay Gap
|The Median Gender Pay Gap
|17% (in favour of Females)
|The Mean Bonus Gender Pay Gap
|The Median Bonus Gender Pay Gap
|The Proportion of Males Receiving a Bonus Payment
|The Proportion of Females Receiving a Bonus Payment
Pay Quartiles by Gender
|Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them at or below the lower quartile
|Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them above the lower quartile but at or below the median
|Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them above the median but at or below the upper quartile
Includes all employees whose standard hourly rate places them above the upper quartile
Ardmac stated that its female employees were mainly in support roles and the proportion of women applying for operational, technical, and senior management roles was low.
The construction company further stated that this was consistent with construction companies across the board in Ireland as demonstrated by CSO figures published in April 2022, which showed that only 9% of the construction workforce were women, making the sector one of the most gender-segregated in the world.
The reason for this, according to Ardmac, is the perception of the industry and key factors encourage men into the industry more than women. The factors include “culture, representation, confidence and opportunity” and Ardmac believes these factors need to be more strongly established for women.