AHR and Purcell have said they will publish their gender pay gaps despite not being legally required to do so
Companies with more than 250 employees had until 4 April to report their gender pay gap – the difference between the average earnings of men and women – under new government legislation.
The RIBA voluntarily released its figures last week and president Ben Derbyshire called on smaller architectural practices to follow suit.
An AHR spokesperson said: ‘Due to the structure of the business, AHR Global Ltd is not required to report on gender pay gap data. However, as a company we are fully committed to diversity and transparency and will therefore be publishing this data on our own website in the coming weeks.
‘We will also be outlining our existing practices and upcoming plans that address this issue, as we continue to promote equality within our places of work.’
A spokesperson for Purcell said: ‘Voluntarily reporting the gender pay gap to our employees and wider audience is part of Purcell’s ambition to create an honest and respectful culture whilst also demonstrating our commitment to creating a diverse workplace within the industry.
’We want our people to know that they are appreciated and valued according to their skills and expertise, not their gender.’