In recent years the way organisations dispose of data has come under a harsh spotlight. Thanks to the GDPR in particular, there may be serious consequences - including financial penalties - for businesses that don’t take this seriously. Engaging with a professional confidential shredding company can take the pressure off when it comes to data security compliance and give your business a boost in terms of organisation and security. These are just some of the reasons why every organisation should consider it.
You're never too small to be fined.
Even the smallest enterprises may find themselves on the receiving end of a financial penalty if data security within the business isn’t up to scratch. The only way to ensure that data in documents have been fully destroyed is to shred it. As in-house shredders often do a patchy job - or still leave documents in a state where they could be pieced back together - it makes much more sense to partner with a professional shredding company where document destruction is guaranteed and complete.
Every business now has a high level of security risk.
Perhaps it used to be the case that hackers, thieves and criminals only targeted organisations with very deep pockets. However, in recent years there has been an increasing trend for small businesses to become the target with identity thieves, in particular, looking for access to confidential and sensitive information as a result of low-security standards. No matter how large or small your business is, working with a professional shredding company is the only way to ensure that you have all your bases covered
Hoarding documents creates a lot of risks.
Many businesses hang on to their documents “just in case.” This obviously creates a serious security risk, especially if little thought has been put into how those documents are going to be organised and kept secure. It can also create physical hazards - boxes of documents piled up in a room can block doors and may also be a fire risk. The better approach is to develop a comprehensive document retention system that provides access to documents that might be required in the future in digital form and ensures that physical copies have been destroyed. Working with a professional confidential shredding company means this can be done to a regular schedule so that there is never a build-up of documents.
A simple way to improve your eco-credentials.
When documents are disposed of in the bin this not only creates problems with security but also for the environment too. Paper documents often end up in landfill and contribute to the waste problem that the UK has. When you work with a professional shredding company, the shredded waste is baled and can then be recycled, keeping it out of landfill and providing the material for a number of recycled products.
Whether it’s due to security or a desire to run a greener business there are many reasons why you should be engaging with a professional shredding company.
Get in touch with the Shred-on-Site team today by calling us on 0800 181 4106 or request an online quote https://www.shredonsite.co.uk/Pricing and we will gladly support on your shredding needs.