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Why you should consider outsourcing your Business Shredding?

Shredding has become a fundamental business process. Whether your business goals revolve around improving the sustainability of your organisation or ensuring that data security is optimised and compliant, shredding will inevitably play a role in this. Outsourcing your business shredding can help to ensure that you get the most from the resources that you commit to shredding and provide the peace of mind of knowing that the process is being properly managed.

  • Focus on what you do best. The burden of ensuring that your organisation is compliant today seems to get heavier by the year. In particular, since the GDPR came into force there is now a great deal more to consider when it comes to safe disposal of data, including in physical documents. Working with a shredding partner instead of handling this internally provides the peace of mind of knowing that your enterprise is fully compliant with regulation while also leaving it to focus on what it does best.

  • The advantage of on-site shredding. Outsourcing shredding also offers the option of on-site service, which means that your documents don’t leave the premises in physical form. On-site shredding can be scheduled around your needs and at a time that is convenient so that you don’t have ever have a build-up of documents. The increase in security can be significant – as the shredding is done on-site this considerably lowers the risk of documents falling into the wrong hands.

  • Using lockable containers. Another advantage of outsourcing shredding, especially to an on-site service, is that you’ll have lockable containers in which documents can be stored until they are destroyed. These cannot be opened by anyone without authorisation so all of the data inside is protected.

  • Don’t waste your business’ resources. Shredding can be a time-consuming process and committing people to it internally is often a waste of resources. Most office shredders make this worse as they require staples etc to be removed, significantly increasing the time it takes employees to complete the shredding itself. By outsourcing your shredding needs you can free up employees to work elsewhere without compromising on recycling or security commitments.

  • Chain of custody and proof of destruction. If at any time in the future any disputes arise over the topic of data protection, working with a business shredding service means you’ll be able to show full chain of custody. You’ll also have a certificate of destruction to demonstrate how and when the shredding process has been completed.

  • A more environmentally sound approach. Shredded paper is much easier to recycle and recycled documents don’t end up in landfill. If you’re looking to make more sustainable choices when it comes to how your business deals with waste then partnering with a professional shredding service can instantly improve your results.

These are just some of the reasons why outsourcing your business shredding can make a big difference operationally. From optimising resource management to improving environmental credentials there are many benefits to this kind of commitment.

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