Tunbridge Wells-based video production company Digitom has been recognised for its high standards of social and environmental performance, achieving B Corporation status.
Published: June 2023
After an extensive verification process by B Lab, the network transforming the global economy to benefit people, communities, and the planet, Digitom achieved an assessment score of 96.5 – significantly higher than the required 80 points.
Founded by Tom Chown in 2010, the company has built a solid reputation of creating engaging content with purpose for a wide range of public and private sector clients, both in the UK and internationally. In the last few years Digitom has created award-winning campaigns for British Transport Police, Nextdoor and Stagecoach Bus.
Tom Chown said: “When I first learnt of B Corporation in 2021, I looked at our values and what we stood for as a business and realised that we had a lot in common with the global movement.
“From our approach to sustainability, building a new studio using renewable materials to creating pro-bono campaigns for charities, I felt our ethos aligned with B Corporation. We also use electric vehicles on location and a green energy supplier. Whilst we might be a microbusiness, we’re lucky enough to work with some big names and change begins at the roots.”
B Lab has just over 1,000 accredited members in the UK and 6,500 globally. To achieve B Corp™ certification, a company must meet a score of at least 80 points on the B Impact Assessment, an evaluation of a company’s positive impact. B Corps recertify every three years and are expected to increase their score over time as they progress towards becoming more equitable, inclusive and regenerative businesses.
Tom continued: “There’s a growing movement of business in Tunbridge Wells and the South East that are happy to poke their heads above the parapet and put themselves on the line to be examined. It took us 18 months of hard work to achieve our certification, but this is only the beginning as we will need to work hard to maintain our membership of the B Corp™ community.”