Every business has paper waste to a certain extent, although some may have a much higher volume than others. This is where outsourced shredding partners come in to provide services to a range of businesses by regularly collecting secure paperwork for shredding and then recycling. So what is it that companies find attractive about using outsourced shredding partners and why might it be worthwhile outsourcing your business’ shredding requirements?
Security through shredding
It is no secret that shredding your confidential documents once they’re no longer needed is a key part of maintaining high levels of security as a business. This may be something you are able to do in-house but it depends on a number of factors like whether you have the internal resources to regularly take care of this as it can take a long time using a normal corporate shredder and it is not sufficient to leave secure documents out in case information is accessed from them before they’re shredded.
Using an external on-site shredding provider means you can guarantee both that documents will be stored securely in between shredding (as they can provide secure receptacles for storage) and that the shredding is done sufficiently to prevent reconstruction of documents.
Regular shredding for compliance
Shredding might not be at the top of your priorities in-house and this is why shredding can get left, and compromise your compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. With GDPR coming into action in 2018, companies are finding it is even more important to protect customer data and ensure disposal is completed to a high level and on a regular basis.
Outsourcing your shredding can be a great way to make sure this shredding takes place regularly to a fully compliant standard, whilst saving you time and resources in-house. Companies using outsourced shredding providers can have the shredding take place on their premises, and even supervise it if they want to; before they’re issued with a certificate which guarantees that secure destruction has indeed taken place.
Greener shredding and waste disposal
Outsourced shredding partners are helpful for companies to ensure that their waste disposal is completed in an environmentally friendly way. It provides an all-in-one solution where recycling is included following the shredding process, meaning that your company can dispose of confidential documents in a secure and green way, and at your convenience.
If you’d like to find out more or organise your first collection, get in touch with Shred-on-Site today by calling 0800 181 4106.
Author: Mark Coombes, Follow me on Google+