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Cormar Carpets - Gender Pay Gap

Cormar is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report. This is its report for the snapshot date of 5th April 2017.
1. Mean Gender pay gap - ordinary pay: 14.3%
2. Median Gender pay gap - ordinary pay: 12.3%
3. Mean Gender pay gap - Bonus pay in the 12 months ending 31 March: 275.2%
4. Median Gender pay gap - Bonus pay in the 12 months ending 31 March: 22.9%
5. Proportion of male and female employees paid a bonus in the 12 months ending 31 March: Male: 100.0% Female: 100.0%
6. Proportion of male and female employees in each quartile:

First quartile
Female- 16.4%
Male- 83.6%

Second quartile
Female- 28.4%
Male- 71.6%

Third quartile
Female- 7.5%
Male- 92.5%

Fourth quartile
Female- 17.9%
Male- 82.1%

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

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

The same or broadly similar work

Work rated as equivalent under a job evaluation scheme, or

Work of equal value

Cormar Carpets is committed to equal opportunities and equal treatment of employees. Whilst our gender pay gap is marginally better than the average for a UK manufacturing company, it is not satisfactory. Both the Chairman and the Deputy Chairman are female, but the majority of senior managers and line managers are male. We will continue to strive to be a fair and forward-thinking employer. 

How does Cormar’s gender pay gap compare?

The mean gender pay gap for the whole economy (according to the October 2017 Office for National Statistics (ONS) Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) figures) is 17.4%, and in the manufacturing sector it is 17%. At 14.3% Cormar’s mean gender pay gap is lower than both that for the whole economy and that for our sector.

The mean gender bonus gap for Cormar is relatively large at 275.2%

However the median gender bonus gap is -22.9%

Our gender bonus gap is primarily due to more men than women in director positions and these positions attracting a higher level of bonus. However at a median level the gap reverses and female employees earn 22.9% more than their male counterparts. Bonuses are paid to all employees, but large or small bonus payments can distort the picture and the lower number of female employees generally can be misleading.’

I, Jonathan Hill, Finance Director, confirm that the information in this statement is accurate.

28th March 2018