It’s fair to say that the average office is still heavily reliant on paper in one way or another. While a lot of employee correspondence is now done over email, other work-related documents – such as sale forecasts, profit margins and business plans – are often still printed out on paper. This can create a big issue if you and your staff aren’t in the habit of shredding paper after use. This process – in which paper is separated into so many strands that it becomes unreadable – can be of great benefit to both you and your employees. Here’s how.
First and foremost, security should be at the heart of all the paper shredding done in the office. After all, you wouldn’t dare send an important file into the abyss of cyberspace – so why risk the same with a physical document? You risk the possibility of sensitive details (addresses, bank details etc.) leaking if you allow the paper to leave the office without first being shredded.
It’s not just that confidential details falling into the wrong hands could cost you money. It’s also the fact that your staff and clients could lose faith in you and your business operation if their details leak. For example, it can be reassuring for staff to know that payroll details are being treated with the utmost respect and privacy that employees expect them to be.
Simply throwing paper in any old bin doesn’t just pose a security issue. It’s an example of poor organisation and disrespect for the environment. After all, shredded paper is easier to recycle because it all ends up in the same place. It’s yet another way that your company can reduce its carbon footprint. Don’t forget, this tends to look great to the outside world and can even improve your standing in the local community.
Time to get shredding!
It’s your responsibility to shred paper and encourage your staff to follow your lead, but the providing of a shredder can be left in the safe hands of United UK. Using this service, you can rest assured that your office is equipped to function as productively as possible in future.
Don’t hesitate and get in touch with us at United Managed Services.
We provide a UK-wide secure document shredding and recycling service that has been engineered to be the easiest, safest and most responsible way to deal with your confidential documents and waste paper. All document are double-shredded in accordance with the requirements of Data Protection Act. The shredded pulp is then securely recycled in the most environmentally friendly manner.
Contact us today or call 0870 890 0020 for more details.