Outsourcing the destruction of your confidential documents can be liberating – it’s great getting organised and freeing up staff time. But how do you choose the right service from among the many professional shredding companies?
There are six key questions you could be asking to ensure you get the best security and excellent service.
When you’re comparing professional shredding companies, ask:
- Are you accredited?
Good companies will hold independently-verified accreditations which show their commitment to the environment, sustainability, and the quality of their service.
These accreditations show they are fulfilling their obligations to the environment and to their customers.
- Do you send anything to landfill?
The best companies will have a zero landfill policy – just as we do at Taclus. This is not only to protect the environment and boost recycling rates in the UK. It also helps ensure the security of your documents and equipment. The recycling process means that documents cannot be reconstituted, for example.
- Do you shred on a secure site?
If the company’s site is secure, that gives you peace of mind that your confidential data will not be stolen from it.
- Do you offer off-site shredding?
For the most sensitive documents, you may wish a shredding company to come to your site and shred the items in front of you, so that you can see the process is secure for yourselves.
This is useful for businesses where there is a lot of confidential data such as law firms, care homes, and accountants.
- Are your staff vetted?
If the staff face checks on their histories, this gives you greater peace of mind that your confidential waste will not be handled by criminals.
- Do you provide certificates of destruction?
This gives you an audit trail for confidential waste destruction. Should something go wrong, and you face an investigation for a data breach, this helps prove your processes are secure.
What else could help me choose among the professional shredding companies?
Look for customer reviews and testimonials to see how they rate the service.
There are independent review sites, Google reviews, and reviews on Facebook which could help you.
Look for testimonials from your industry or a similar sized business to yours.
Why you should choose Taclus Confidential – A South Wales secure shredding company
We offer confidential paper waste, removable media, and hard drive destruction services at affordable prices.
Taclus Confidential holds the accreditations for ISO 9001:2015 for quality management and ISO14001:2015 for environmental management and has been certified by independent auditors IQS for both.
Taclus has also been selected as the confidential waste management partner for Keep Wales Tidy.