5 Ways Secure Shredding Helps Your Business

Document shredding may seem like a mundane task, but its impact on your business is anything but boring. How, when, and why you shred documents can play a critical role in the success of your company. In this blog, we highlight five ways a secure shredding service helps your business.

1. Enhancing Productivity

You can’t afford to feed documents through a shredder, fix paper jams, and empty shredding bags when other important, revenue-generating tasks require your attention. A secure shredding service helps you stay productive. Locked collection containers are placed within your office allowing no-longer-needed documents to be dropped inside quickly and securely. The entire shredding process is handled by trained professionals, allowing you to focus on your business.

2. Reducing Liability

Disposing of data securely is required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The law states, “Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or purposes.” Failure to comply with the regulation can result in criminal prosecution or monetary penalties of up to 4% of your company’s annual turnover. A secure shredding service helps your company meet GDPR requirements by offering a prompt and reliable document destruction solution. Your paper-based files are routinely shredded in a manner that makes them inaccessible to third parties.

3. Saving Money

Implementing and overseeing an in-house document disposal program is expensive. Your cost includes buying shredders, fixing them, ensuring employees are following document disposal requirements, and paying them to shred. A secure shredding service eliminates these expenses so your business stays profitable. For a set monthly fee, your documents are destroyed weekly, bi-weekly, or fortnightly.

4. Protecting Your Reputation

You have spent a lot of time and money building a trust amongst your clients and your community. A data breach originating from your business can permanently damage that trust. A secure shredding service prevents irreparable damage to your reputation, ensuring that no-longer-needed documents are destroyed promptly and securely.

5. Enabling Recycling

Destruction of hard copy files versus paper recycling doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition; you can protect your information and help the environment at the same time. A secure shredding service offers secure destruction and recycling of paper-based records. After your documents are destroyed, the shredded material is baled and sent to a recycling facility so it can be used to produce a wide variety of consumer and business products.

Archive Document Data Storage (ADDS) provides secure shredding services for businesses throughout London, Bristol, Bath, and Swindon. For more information, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.

Natasha Rawley The File Queen: Expert in Record & Information Management, LPM Columnist.

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