Arcus FM Limited Gender Pay Gap Report 2022

Arcus FM Limited (Arcus FM) is required by law to publish an annual gender pay gap report.

This is the report for the snapshot date of 5 April 2022.

• The mean gender pay gap for Arcus FM 14.88%
• The median gender pay gap for Arcus FM is 10.80%

Hourly Gender Pay Gap

• The mean gender bonus gap for Arcus FM is 9.75%
• The median gender bonus gap for Arcus FM is 23.37%


Bonus Gender Pay Gap

The proportion of male colleagues in Arcus FM receiving a bonus is 32.45% and the proportion of female colleagues receiving a bonus is 16.65%.


Proportion of Males receiving Bonus payment

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


Pay Quartiles by Gender


A57.49%42.51%Includes all colleagues whose standard hourly rate places them in the lower quartile
B57.36%42.64%Includes all colleagues whose standard hourly rate places them in the lower middle quartile
C69.48%30.52%Includes all colleagues whose standard hourly rate places them in the upper middle quartile
D88.57%11.43%Includes all colleagues whose standard hourly rate places them in the upper quartile


Proportion of employees in each pay quartile band:


What are the underlying causes of Arcus FM’s gender pay gap?


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.

Arcus FM is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment for all colleagues, regardless of sex, race, religion or belief, age, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or disability. We have a clear policy of paying colleagues equally for the same or equivalent work, regardless of their sex (or any other characteristic set out above). As such, we:

• carry out pay and benefits reviews at regular intervals;
• have a robust job evaluation tool to ensure roles are evaluated on job content alone
• evaluate job roles and pay grades as necessary to ensure a fair structure.

Arcus FM 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 types of roles in the organisation that attract predominantly males.

The professions where we employ have a bias toward men, where the talent pool is not equally split between males and females. Inherently there has been a socio demographic of males gravitating toward engineering, with a male dominant STEM ratio of 70/30. Engineering within STEM has a higher disparity ratio of 90/100 where the engineering community is 10% female represented. As a result the proportion in higher positions would be male.


How does Arcus FM’s gender pay gap compare with that of other organisations?

The majority of organisations currently have a gender pay gap.

Recent ONS data (according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for 2022 compiled from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) shows that Arcus FM’s gender pay gap is broadly similar (Arcus FM mean pay gap 14.88% vs ONS 13.9%) or significantly better (Arcus FM median pay gap 10.8% vs ONS 14.9%).

What is Arcus FM doing to address its gender pay gap?

While Arcus FM’s mean gender pay gap compares favourably with that of organisations across the whole UK economy, it is recognised that this position requires continual improvement and we need to sustain our efforts to reduce this gap. The organisation also recognises that in a significantly large proportion of roles their recruitment is influenced by the disproportionate males in our talent pool.

We understand and will always comply with our statutory obligations which are to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010. However, we also recognise the value that a flourishing and diverse workforce brings to our customers and our business. We will therefore work beyond the minimum standard set by UK legislation.

Our vision is:

‘To create a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace culture where every Arcus colleague feels included, that they can be themselves and they can achieve their full potential.’

To create this vision, we have refreshed our ED&I strategy for 2023-28. Our first step is to first understand the challenges at Arcus so we can establish where to place our focus. This will then enable us to implement action areas to drive the changes that we need, which we will monitor and continuously improve as required. We will do this with the support of our Chief Commercial Officer as the executive level sponsor of Arcus’ Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy.

The four action areas required to help us realise our vision identified below will support and drive this strategy.

Identify our EDI improvement areas. To measure progress, we will understand the starting point in our EDI journey and use this to inform the areas we need to prioritise. Data will be collected against the nine protected characteristics, the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) and the National Themes, Outcomes, Measures (TOMs) social value measurement framework.
Review policy and procedures to support the EDI strategy. We will continue to meet our statutory responsibilities and ensure we are always mindful of and compliant with UK legislation, primarily the Equality Act 2010. We will ensure that Arcus’ policies and procedures support everyone’s right to be treated fairly and do not discriminate against any of the protected characteristics.
Ensure an inclusive environment. As an inclusive employer we aspire to create a workplace environment which our colleagues describe as open, inclusive and where everyone feels valued, respected and recognised. To this end we will engage all our colleagues in our EDI strategy and aspirations and provide progress updates. We will issue regular EDI themed communications which educate and celebrate our differences.
Increase our workforce diversity. As an inclusive employer we will aim to increase diversity within our colleague population by attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. We will also increase diversity within targeted groups of current colleagues as identified within our priority improvement areas.

In addition to this we will continue our current investments including:

• Sponsorship Programmes which are open to all colleagues wishing to apply for funding for additional external qualifications, Apprenticeships, or training to support career development
• A commitment to review and assess all nominations for internal talent programmes.
• The annual celebration and external promotion of the outstanding achievements made by our female colleagues linked to International Women’s Day
• Encouraging female applicants through their visual representation in under-represented roles on the company’s Career website and other marketing materials, and focused talent attraction.

The challenge of the gender pay gap is complex. With these progressive initiatives to work towards eliminating the gender pay gap it is anticipated that sound inroads of progress will be made. The Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2023-2028 is a live plan that will be reviewed every two years with required updates. It may be several years before the full impact is clearly evident. In the meantime, Arcus FM is committed to reporting on an annual basis on what it is doing to reduce the gender pay gap.

I, Chris Green, Chief Executive Officer confirm that the information in this statement is accurate.

Date: 22nd March 2023