IFPL has always taken an active role in supporting our local community and international projects. It is integral to our business and reflects a strong tradition of building good relationships with our clients, employees, suppliers and wider society. It also reflects our values and those of our industry and the clients we serve.
We recognise the importance of approaching our responsibilities in a co-ordinated and committed fashion and use our resources to support a broad range of organisations and charities.
As you would expect at IFPL our corporate and social responsibility starts at the top, with our founder and CEO Geoff Underwood. Geoff has driven our ethical conduct and responsible business practices since the company was founded back in 1996. His roles as President of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Isle of Wight Technology Group bear testimony to this commitment.
As a company and as individuals we operate in an environmentally conscious manner; minimising the impact of our business activity on the environment, wherever possible. This includes extensive recycling programmes and the installation of solar panels at our award winning facility on the Isle of Wight – directly reducing our carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
To add to our commitment to the community, IFPL has seven members of staff enrolled on the NHS’ ‘Community First Responder‘ scheme. Throughout the working day, First Responders are used to attend life threatening medical emergencies and to provide basic life support until the arrival of professional ambulance personnel.
IFPL’s Charitable Commitments
IFPL support a range of charities and causes both locally and nationally including:
- Barely Born Appeal
- Bembridge Scouts and Cowes Sea Scouts
- Carisbrooke Utd FC
- Disaster Emergency Committee
- Earl Mountbatten Hospice
- Hillside Animal Sanctuary
- Inshore Life Boats (Sandown, Ryde & Freshwater)
- Isle of Wight Food Bank
- Naomi House
- RSPCA (IOW)
- Ryde Arena Community Project
- St Mary’s Hospital Rehab Unit
- St Mary’s Hospital Chemotherapy Unit
- St Catherine’s School
- The Footprint Trust
- The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
- The Wessex Cancer Trust
- Wightlink Raiders
- YMCA Shanklin