How confidential shredding services protect your business
Bank statements and business contracts are by no means the only documents that contain confidential information. On a daily basis, in every business, confidential materials are generated by almost every employee, from strategic planning documents to employee medical records. In reality, more materials than you might at first think contain private information that could be a security risk if in the wrong hands.
Identity theft has already grown to become one of the most costly security risks that businesses now face. It’s a threat which can quickly destroy business reputation and security. The potential costs of security breaches of this type could run into millions of pounds, leading to dented credit ratings, angry or lost customers and irreparable damage to your reputation.
In the UK and across the globe, governments and regulators work to develop legislation aimed at protecting consumers and businesses from fraud. But prevention is always the best solution. Shred-it’s confidential waste destruction services were specifically designed to comply with and complement the specified confidentiality requirements and regulatory standards in every area that we conduct business. This is more than just good business sense – it’s a legal requirement.
Shred-it develops bespoke secure shredding services for its customers, designed to work with their specific business requirements. These customised programmes ensure that customers are protected from the threat of identity theft, whilst also remaining fully compliant with the relevant privacy regulations for their industry.
In addition, Shred-it’s fully-trained Sales Consultants are able to help you identify which office materials contain confidential or price sensitive information so that your staff can become better informed of the potential vulnerabilities that exist in your workplace.
These are just some examples of the advantages of having Shred-it as your shredding services partner.
To find out what materials to shred, click here for a comprehensive list. Better yet, contact us to arrange for a data security survey about your specific document destruction needs.