Despite the move towards using computers and technology at work on a daily basis, on average, any individual that has a desk-based job uses around 10,000 sheets of paper per annum. This can cover anything from printed reports or employee performance reviews, but the majority of it ends up being discarded ready for recycling, or simply thrown in the bin after use, however this poses serious security concerns under the new GDPR which comes into action in May 2018.
Shredding has become a crucial part of infrastructure for every business today. From helping to ensure that data protection requirements are being met, to enabling a more sustainable business by embracing recycling, there are many ways in which shredding has been employed to help businesses do better. When it comes to business shredding there is usually a simple choice: on-site or off-site. So, which one of these is likely to be right for you?
On-site shredding is becoming increasingly popular with businesses looking for efficiency improvements and better brand image. There are 5 tell-tale signs that a shift to this service could be beneficial to your business in 2018.
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:
On-site shredding has quickly become an obvious choice for removing your confidential waste and data. Companies need to be concerned with the protection of sensitive financial documents and client lists, but also there are legal considerations that take priority as well. Privacy laws including HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and FACTA (the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act) hold businesses responsible for protecting customer/consumer information. There are two types of shredding services – on-site and off-site.
Many people always ask me why they should shred their paper waste on-site in preference to having a company taking it away to dispose of it off-site. The answer is quite simple. The main reason for shredding on-site is for the security of your confidential documents.