Invest in high quality, reliable confidential shredding and it can minimise the risk of privacy breaches and help to improve the bottom line of your business.
Confidential shredding ensures compliance
The compliance burden on businesses is very heavy today and has been increased significantly in recent years by the introduction of regulations such as GDPR. Hefty fines await those who do not comply with this standard, particularly when it comes to safe data disposal. Committing to a regular ongoing schedule of confidential shredding enables a business to ensure the proper, secure disposal of paper-based data in a way that guarantees compliance with regulations.
Do not think Internal shredding processes are enough….
Office paper shredders often do an inadequate job when it comes to destroying documents. Data may still be retrievable and there is also a wide range of privacy risks in handling shredding internally, especially when it comes to disposing of shredding or storing documents before the shredding takes place. A professional confidential shredding partner such at Bolton Brothers will provide lockable bins for documents to ensure sensitive data cannot be accessed before shredding. They will also securely dispose of the shredded waste so that there is no opportunity for privacy to be breached. For extra security we also offer onsite confidential shredding. We can bring our mobile shredding unit to your site or office and can make regular, scheduled visits, or you can book one-off collections as and when needed.
Shredding and recycling – The CSR link
A professionally managed shredding solution not only ensures privacy is protected but also that the business is meeting its CSR targets where recycling is concerned. Where this is not in place, documents may not be shredded before being recycled and this presents a security risk. The shredded documents are sent for repulping at paper mills in the UK.
Outsource you confidential shredding
Any business would like to save money and increase staff efficiencies. If you are a business currently handling shredding in-house is likely to be costing you money. This may be as a result of using employees to handle the process, as opposed to putting their skills to proper use. It could also be due to the inefficiency of office shredders, which require all staples etc to be removed and can only handle limited loads. In-house shredding can be a time consuming and laborious process that costs time and money. However, when this is outsourced it can positively impact on the bottom line of the business, freeing up employees to add value to the work they were contracted for.
From reducing internal spend to ensuring that the business is legally compliant and protecting the privacy of clients and employees, outsourced confidential shredding is an increasingly essential investment to make.
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We are proud to be a member of The United Kingdom Shredding Association. The only UK based association dedicated to Security Shredding operational standards. http://www.ukssa.org.uk