Island Roads has helped to establish the Isle of Wight Foundation, a charity committed to supporting projects which tackle social exclusion. The charity supports people in playing an active part in the local community and helping them to access employment and housing. Since its incorporation, the foundation has donated £0.3m to charitable projects on the island. Further to this, Island Roads gives staff two days a year paid leave to undertake work with local charities and good causes.
Electricity consumption has been reduced by 60% by replacing the Isle of Wight’s sodium streetlamps with LED lanterns.
Investment has remained on the island as local subcontractors and suppliers are commissioned to deliver the project which provides a boost to the local economy.