6 benefits of hiring a professional shredder service

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Getting rid of confidential waste securely is essential for protecting sensitive business information.

With the ever-increasing threat of identity theft and tightening of regulations, you know it’s a top priority. But, let’s face it, using the office shredder is not the most inspiring of tasks.

On the other hand, professional shredder services offer a much simpler, reliable and convenient way of keeping your data, stakeholders and reputation protected.

Securely disposing of your confidential documents is not the only benefit of partnering with a professional shredder company. Here are our top six reasons why outsourcing shredder services is the best decision you’ll make in 2020.

1. Meet GDPR compliance

Businesses face fines of up to 4% of their annual global turnover if an individual’s information is stolen. Therefore, ensuring confidential data – both electronic and physical – is disposed of securely is essential. Professional shredding services provide a simple, yet effective way of a protecting your data from nefarious third parties. This helps keep your business secure and GDPR compliant. Click here for more guidance on complying with GDPR requirements.

2. Maintain an audit trail

Whether your confidential waste is shredded on your premises or off-site, you will be issued with a certificate of destruction for your records. Having this audit trail shows that your business implements strict procedures to ensure the security of its sensitive data and is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers and employees. It can also be used as evidence that you’re adhering to the Data Protection Act, as well as the GDPR.

3. Destroy more than paper

An office shredder can only shred paper, whereas our state-of-the-art shredding machines can destroy everything from hard drives and mobile phones, to textiles and flash drives. What’s more, you don’t have to remove staples, paperclips or paper from binders and folders before your documents are shredded. Our machines can cope with these, saving you the time and effort of sorting out documents and equipment before they are securely destroyed.

4. Reduce your carbon footprint

Did you know that a shredding services provider can also help you achieve your business’ environmental goals? Outsourcing your shredding decreases the amount of waste you contribute to landfill because the paper is instead recycled. Here at Datashredders, we recycle 99% of our shredded paper. We also strive to collect from different clients in the same area on the same journey to save petrol and reduce the paper’s carbon footprint. Find out more about how we recycle here.

5. Save time and energy

There aren’t enough hours in the day – sound familiar? You know getting rid of confidential waste securely is essential but, let’s face it, using an office shredder can be a bit of a chore – not to mention time consuming. Hiring a professional shredding company to securely dispose of your documents is just one way you can streamline your processes and free up some of your precious time, allowing you to focus on more profitable tasks.

6. Keep confidential data secure

Businesses of all sizes having a duty of care to ensure their confidential data is handled securely. This includes the way it is destroyed. By outsourcing your shredding, you can be confident that your business’ personal information is kept protected. In most cases, Datashredders shreds your sensitive data on your premises. This means you can even witness the shredding take place for yourself – providing you with extra peace of mind.

Whether you’re looking for one-off shredding or a regular service, we can tailor our shredder services to meet the needs of your business. Get in touch today to find out what we could do for you.