Jigsaw24 has been awarded the Digital Production Partnership’s top Committed to Sustainability mark.

The B2B technology solutions provider achieved ‘five leaf accreditation’ – the highest possible score in the scheme, which has been developed by the DPP to enable suppliers in the media industry to demonstrate how they’re working towards reducing their environmental impact.

Established to celebrate and promote good practice throughout the industry, the DPP Committed to Sustainability programme provides a common framework for procurement teams to analyse the environmental impact of their suppliers, and a practical tool by which organisations can assess their own progress against key environmental measures, including targets for performance improvements, the role of sustainability in design and delivery, and the use of renewable or non-fossil fuel energy sources.

For Jigsaw24, alignment with the DPP scheme is only the latest development in a long-term strategy to optimise its sustainable business practices.

The company has previously achieved compliance with a number of environmental standards that meant much of the groundwork for the Committed to Sustainability mark was already in place. Examples include the ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 standards for, respectively, environmental management and energy management. Jigsaw24 also holds a silver rating with the world’s largest provider of business sustainability ratings, EcoVadis and is about to publish its first Social & Environmental Impact Report.

In addition, Jigsaw24 has committed to pursuing United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as well as the GHG Protocol Corporate Standard regarding greenhouse gases. The company has achieved Net Zero for the GHG Protocol’s Scope 1 (direct emissions from owned or controlled sources) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy systems) with offsets. It is currently working with a leading carbon reduction consultancy to develop a comprehensive Scope 3 plan which addresses all other indirect emissions in the company’s value chain as it progresses along the pathway towards Net Zero across the business, without offsets.

Roger Whittle, founder and CEO of Jigsaw24, comments: “While we’re proud of the progress Jigsaw24 has made towards reaching our ambitious sustainability goals, and the reputation we’re earning as vanguards in this vital area, we also recognise that there is still a huge amount of work for us all to do. We’ve got unlimited enthusiasm for initiatives like the DPP’s Committed to Sustainability programme and hope that we can inspire our colleagues, customers and supplier partners to adopt as many sustainable business practices as possible.”

Both the BBC and ITV have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 while Netflix aims to become carbon neutral by the end of 2022 – ambitious goals which are only possible if every company in the media supply chain plays its part.

“As a leading service and technology supplier to broadcasters, streaming platforms and post-production companies, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our business meets at least the same sustainability targets as those adopted by our clients,” says Jason Cowan, Jigsaw24 Media’s business director.

In recognition of its maximum accreditation and long-running commitment to improving sustainability, Jigsaw24 has been asked to take part in the DPP’s Sustainability Surgery event scheduled for March 30, 2022. The online event will examine how companies can set realistic sustainability goals this year.

Televisual will take a look at sustainable practices in the TV industry in its Spring issue, out in the first week of April.


Pippa Considine

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