Any organisation that handles confidential information must ensure it is always destroyed securely. Organisations found to be in breach of the Data Protection Act could be liable to face fines up to £500,000 as well as the ongoing damage to their reputation. Shredding your documents has numerous benefits not just from a business perspective but also from a personal standpoint as well. As it is, your employees and clients also expect you to take care of any personal proprietary information that you hold in their regard. To further enlighten you, here are a few other reasons why implementing a shredding service is your best recourse:


Prevent Data Breach

Since all businesses and individuals hold some kind of information or the other, it is all the easier for criminals to prey on unwitting entities who do not employ necessary measures to protect themselves against data breach. The most common place criminals will find confidential information is within the external bins of all businesses. Statistics now show that identity theft and data fraud has cost the global community billions of pounds annually.

One of the best ways to keep you from being one of the casualties every year is to ensure that all your data is handled appropriately and shredded securely. Shredding companies can help reduce the risk in many ways:


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Having your documents collected and shredded professionally makes for a logical and cost effective business option, since it ensures that all your corporate data or personal information remain within the confines of the companies building prior to being collected and destroyed. Any security breach can be both financially and reputably costly, investing in such measures now can save you time and money in the long run as well as making your business secure from any data breach.


Better Security Compliance

With laws now in place regarding confidential information, it would be wise to understand your lawful obligations to your clients and employees. By making the necessary measures to protect you and your company’s confidentiality, you are successfully standing by your legal obligations.

Please find below the benefits of using Green Plan-it to securely destroy your confidential information;

  • Data protection Act Compliant (peace of mind)
  • Electronically tracked collection vehicles
  • Cost saving service
  • Secure Internal containers (free of charge)
  • Recycling Service
  • Same CSRs for continuity
  • Waste Management Reports
  • Environmental Certificate (demonstrating how many trees saved through recycling)
  • Tailored collection service

Green Plan-It’s shredding services is available in Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, West Midlands and the entire UK. Call us now for a Free No Obligation Quote.

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