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Paper Shredding - 4 key benefits
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Paper Shredding - 4 key benefits

Benefit 1: Peace of mind

Because of GDPR and the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018, it’s fundamental to carry out risk management and take special care of the end-of-life stage of all your business’ documents. Keeping your customers’ and employees’ information safe and secure throughout its lifespan is an important responsibility and at Restore Datashred, we maintain an audited, unbroken chain of custody from receiving your documents and media right through to your receipt of a certificate of destruction that confirms every piece has been disposed of.

To guarantee peace of mind, all of our operations are supported by GPS tracking, security-checked operatives, CCTV and strict entry protocols, as well as state-of-the-art machinery that reduces materials into tiny, unusable fragments within seconds.

We are highly accredited and all of our services, including off-site or mobile shredding, on-site shredding, home shredding and recycling are backed by accreditations including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 27001 with additional BS EN15713 shredding standard and BS7858 staff vetting.

Our customer service team is friendly, knowledgeable and professional and we are proud that our customers consistently rate us as ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.

Benefit 2: The unique service of a local business

As more of us than ever are trying to shop locally, you can even shred your paper records locally too. Whether you need to securely destroy chemical or energy production records in the North East, public sector archives in South Wales or keep the wheels of finance moving and compliant in London, Restore Datashred has got you covered wherever you are. We have 11 dedicated, specialised shredding centres across the country, including in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Greater Manchester.

You’ll benefit from our teams’ local knowledge, quicker collection turnarounds and the quiet satisfaction of helping reduce carbon emissions.

Benefit 3: It helps you meet your sustainability targets

We know that being sustainable and as eco-friendly as possible is more important than ever and when it comes to securely shredding documents, we are conscious about our impact on the world.

Restore Datashred is a major recycler of all the materials that we process, we’re even the winners of the 2020 Paper Recycling Business of the Year award – and we produce an environmental report for you after every shred that shows the amount of water and number of trees you have saved by choosing our processes, along with CO2 savings.

Besides these fantastic positives however, is the knowledge that you are doing business with a company that takes helping you meet your CSR commitments seriously and is a strong message for you to take back to your business stakeholders.

Benefit 4: Making space!

If you are currently recalibrating your business to utilise less office space and accommodate more remote working, you may well need to conduct an audit of all documents you hold in off-site storage – with particular reference to retention and disposal guidelines being met – and empty out on-site storage rooms.

Rather than throwing that paper in a recycling bin or into a normal waste bin, it’s a legal requirement to have all redundant material securely and professionally shredded and ensure you don’t have to worry about where your waste is ending up and who has access to it.

Alternatively, you may just enjoy the declutter process and relish having more space!

If you’d like to benefit from professional paper shredding, give our friendly customer service team a call on 0800 376 4422 and they will talk through your options – and the benefits you’ll feel straight away.