Secure destruction of documents containing private or confidential information is an essential part of your business and its day to day running. It is no longer just about the business processes you need, but fundamentally about social responsibility to be green and to follow the law.
Protecting the environment
Despite the digital age that we live in, there are still more than 20 million tonnes of waste paper produced annually. 85% of this is from corporate settings, including employee/ customer data such as payslips and bank statements. Companies are more and more being held responsible for their recycling and maintaining an attitude which protects the environment.
Many businesses have policies to create as little waste as possible. Shredding your documents allows them to be recycled afterwards, instead of the alternative of wasting a vast amount of paper and other resources. It’s up to all of us to look after the environment around us, and all it takes is a simple decision to dispose of confidential documents responsibility to make a huge difference.
Obeying the law
As well as the initial issue of waste paper, not disposing of documents securely and sensitively could leave your company breaking the law. In many companies, most employees regularly access and print confidential material. This means that these documents could be a security risk if they are not shredded once used. The cost of security breaches is a significant one, one that most companies cannot afford to overlook.
UK law aims to protect businesses against fraudulent activity, yet it is still a frequent occurrence. The only way to comply with the law and provide the most effective security against fraud is to use an approved secure document destruction method, such as that offered by Shred-on-Site.
What Shred-on-Site can do to help
Shred-on-Site offers an onsite shredding service, to take your secure documents and destroy them to eliminate any potential security risks. Each collection can be made on a regular basis to cater for the specific needs of your business.
During these collections, specialised secure shredding vehicles will destroy your documents onsite, which you will be able to watch. The process is efficient, and can also destroy other media such as hard drives and disks, not just paper.
Service is guaranteed, with our certified workers providing a certificate of secure destruction to you following the shredding process. The media is then taken to be recycled, making sure that the environment remains a priority too. In fact, Shred-on-Site are also looking into ways of reducing their carbon emissions from vehicles.
To let Shred-on-Site take care of your document shredding, or find out more, get in touch today on 0800 181 4106.
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