Shredding services are vital as every business is legally bound to protect information they hold about their customers and employees under the Data Protection Act 1998. Businesses and organisations found to be in breach of this Act can face a financial penalty of up to half a million pounds.
The protection of this information is not just about keeping the records in a safe environment while they ARE required, but also to ensure that the records are disposed of once they are NOT required. As such, it makes sense to seek out professional shredding services to ensure your confidential and sensitive records are destroyed in accordance with the current legislation.
At Access Records Management, whilst providing competitive document management pricing adjusted to suit the size of your business. we also work with you to construct a workable and manageable records retention schedule, so that you comply with your legal and business requirements as well as minimising your storage costs. As soon as a box or file is no longer required we can securely destroy it, and provide you with a Certificate of Destruction confirming its shredding and complete destruction. Your records may have been with us for some time, so we understand the sensitivity of ensuring records are shredded only when no longer required. As such, you can be assured that nothing is destroyed until we have re-confirmed with you first.
Environmentally friendly and secure shredding services
For any business operating today, the difficulty lies in ensuring effective confidential waste disposal for all company records, whilst maintaining an environmentally friendly approach to delivering this necessity at the same time. On average, each person in the UK throws away seven times their own body weight in rubbish every year. Most businesses and organisations these days want to be ‘green’ – and paper recycling goes a long way towards hitting sustainability targets and demonstrating environmental good practice. However, good intentions could be putting firms at risk of a data breach if confidential information ends up in the recycling. Recycling bins within the workplace are now seen as a primary source for white-collar crime in the UK. Fraud is continually on the rise, in 2013 the total value of fraud in the UK financial services increased by 10% to £532 million compared to the year before.
So, how do you ensure your company’s documents are destroyed securely and not at a cost to the environment? For shredding services London business can use our local services. Our commercial shredding services not only guarantee document security, but can also reduce a company’s environmental footprint as all shredded paper is recycled. Shredding also improves the paper recycling process because there are virtually no pollutants (e.g. plastic or metal) mixed in with shredded paper. For businesses that use a professional document destruction company, they have the additional peace of mind knowing that their business or customer information is being destroyed on site and shipped directly to a paper mill for recycling.
Our business is not exclusively limited to just paper shredding services. We can destroy many other types of media, such as:
If you’re interested in finding out more about our competitive and cost-effective document scanning service, check out our information on scanning pricing. If you are a lawyer, you will want to make sure your documents are disposed of in a secure and cost-effecitve manner. Check out our legal shredding services.