Lakeland Dairies has a heritage of success spanning over 125 years. The modern-day Lakeland Dairies Group was formed in 1990 through the merger of the then Killeshandra and Lough Egish Co-operatives, established in 1896 and 1902 respectively. Since then, through a process of organic and acquisitive growth, the co-operative has created a dynamic business as one of Ireland's top dairy processors.
Lakeland Dairies has a strategic focus on the creation of value and is intent on delivering this through the performance of the business, underpinned by a culture of collaboration which enables our skilled committed people working together to deliver results through research, innovation and an unparalleled commitment to quality, flexibility and reliability across all operations.
In tandem with this, throughout the organisation and its operations, and across all of the practices and processes that it deploys, Lakeland Dairies has maximum respect for the protection and sustainability of the environment, engagement with our people and a commitment to their wellbeing and embracing their diversity.
This report reflects our obligations as an Irish employer based on the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 was which was signed into law in July 2021. This Act amends the Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015 in the form of the Employment Equality Act 1998 (Section 20A) (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2022 (the ‘Regulations’). For 2022 the Regulations have placed new reporting and publication obligations on employers with 250 or more employees.
A gender pay gap is the difference in the pay and bonuses of male and female employees across an organisation. The gender pay gap is different to equal pay which means paying women and men the same pay for performing the same, similar or work of equal value. This report focuses only on gender pay gap reporting, as distinct from equal pay. The gender pay gap calculations do not account for differences in pay due to the nature of the role, grade or years of service. All of these variables impact the results.