Privacy in the workplace
Keep your confidential information confidential to protect trade secrets.
Everyday in every business, confidential materials are produced. From customer information and invoices to strategy reports and budgets, all businesses have a great deal of private information at stake, including their own intellectual property and trade secrets. The last thing any business wants is for their sensitive information to fall into the wrong hands.
But in the UK, the theft of confidential information is a regular occurrence.
According to statistics from the UK Identity Fraud Steering Committee, identity fraud costs the UK economy nearly £1.2 billion every year. This equates to around £25 for every adult in Britain.
However contrary to popular belief, the main source of this fraud is not the theft of confidential information by fraudulent parties across electronic channels. In reality we are still very much a paper-based society. Figures from Fujitsu Siemens Computers in 2007 reveal that more than half of office workers admit to wastefully printing documents with up to 120 billion pages printed every year.
Clearly employees still regularly print off emails and office documents for meetings, to proof read or to sign. But far too often, without realising their potential value to others, these confidential materials are thrown into the bin. Or in an effort to be environmentally friendly, they are disposed of via recycling, thereby leaving confidential documents out in the open for enquiring eyes to see.
By implementing a secure document destruction programme, you can rest assured that all of your sensitive corporate information is completely destroyed. Shred-it’s secure services guarantee that your confidential waste and your trade secrets remain confidential.
Our locked security consoles keep sensitive materials safely out of sight and reach until they are collected by one of our security-screened and certified Customer Service Representatives. All of our employees are, at a minimum, Criminal Record Bureau certified, with many having undertaken more advanced security checks such as the Counter Terrorist Clearance*.
When it comes to your business’ document security, we understand that the fewer people handling your confidential waste the better.
Our document destruction services even fulfil your desire to be environmentally friendly, as all of our shredded materials are recycled and reproduced to make consumer products.
* For added peace of mind, we are happy for our Customer Service Representatives to undertake further record checks to meet customers’ specific security requirements.