For companies looking to shred and recycle their waste paper and no-longer-needed documents, there is a range of shredding options. The two categories that these fall under are on-site and off-site shredding, but which is the best option for your company?
An introduction to on-site shredding
On-site shredding does what it says on the tin – specialised shredding vans come right to your premises and carry out the shredding process on-site. When compared to the alternative of off-site shredding there are a number of potential alternatives for your business:
Both on-site and off-site shredding offer the opportunity to increase your green footprint and improve your overall recycling as a business. This can contribute to your corporate social responsibility, and show your customers that you care. Interestingly this is a factor that more and more customers are now looking for and expecting in order to buy from a company.
Security risks are reduced
Unlike off-site shredding, on-site shredding ensures that all documentation is destroyed to an unrecoverable standard before it even leaves the premises. This significantly reduces the risk of it being intercepted and accessed by third parties. A specialist shredding company can guarantee that documents are sufficiently destroyed by presenting a certificate following the shredding process. This also gives your customers peace of mind that their data is safe and secure, whilst maintaining fully compliant management of data in-house.
A knock-on effect of completing on-site shredding is that your customers can have greater confidence that their data is secure at all times, compared to off-site shredding where there is a higher risk of data being exposed in between the collection and recycling stages. Shred-on-Site also offer different storage options such as lockable wheelie bins and storage units which allow you to keep your customers’ documents secure between collections.
Find out more about how Shred-on-Site’s onsite shredding services could help your company by giving us a call today on 0800 181 4106.
Author: Mark Coombes, Follow me on Google+