Why you should make a resolution next year to start shredding

Why you should make a resolution next year to start shredding

New Year’s Resolutions are an annual tradition. If you’re considering them for your business in 2019 then start by looking at your document disposal processes. Shredding is a new year commitment that your business will benefit from all year round. From legal compliance through to giving you peace of mind when it comes to security, there are many benefits that make this a resolution worth sticking to.

Data breaches resulting from document exposure are avoidable

You don’t have to look far to find examples of avoidable paper data breach. From confidential records that are just dumped in a recycling bin through to papers that end up in the regular rubbish, there are a lot of points at which data can become exposed. However, unlike with many cyber incidents, paper data breaches are actually very preventable. If you take the time to make shredding a resolution in 2019, you’ll be able to minimise your business’ exposure to an avoidable vulnerability.

Virtually all data is sensitive data now

When the GDPR was introduced, the definition of the data that it covered was broadened in size. Today, it’s often best to assume that any data you’re dealing with that relates to individuals is sensitive or personal data that needs to be protected. Resolving to ensure that documents containing information that could fall within this category are regularly shredded will mean that you’re covered as the GDPR effects are felt in full force next year.

2019 – the year for going green

If you’re keen to be more eco friendly from the start of next year, a resolution to start shredding can help you to do it. For example, it takes 17 trees to make a tonne of paper and by recycling your waste paper 55% of the energy that it takes to turn wood to paper is being saved. Paper that is shredded also avoids landfill where it can produce methane and CO2 that damage the environment. So, a new year’s resolution to start shredding has advantages for more than just your own business, there are benefits for the environment too.

Agile working requires streamlined processes

If, like many other organisations, your business is looking to move to more agile and flexible workflows in 2019, shredding will support this strategy. Business agility requires streamlined and efficient systems that ensure no time is wasted by employing staff to do processes that can be outsourced. If shredding is one of your new year’s resolutions, make sure you partner with an on-site shredding service that can deliver the benefits of true efficiency to your company. Shredding can save time and money and free up your staff to do other, more value adding tasks.

Start with a clean slate

New year’s resolutions are all about “out with the old and in with the new,” so for 2019 get rid of the inefficient and insecure processes you’ve been relying on and give your business the chance to do better next year.

Get in touch with Shred-on-Site today to find out more.

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