We are confident that men and women are paid equally for doing equivalent jobs across our business. We appoint people to roles based on merit and regardless of age, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or religion and belief.
We value the contribution made by all our employees and are committed to creating a workplace environment where they want to stay, progress and develop their career with us, and we will continue to support all employees across all roles to reach their potential.
When calculating the difference in average earnings, the gender pay gap takes into account all jobs, at all levels and salaries within an organisation.
This means the gender pay gap indicates the level of roles that women carry out in an organisation. The roles that women carry out can result from many different factors, such as historic trends of one gender dominating certain industries and type of jobs.
Whilst our gender pay gap of 17.8% is lower than the UK average and the average of the construction industry, we recognise that women are under-represented in our workforce, particularly within operational roles, and there is work to do to improve our gender representation across our business. We are committed to driving this change.