WHY USE A DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION SHREDDING CONTRACTOR?
- THE LAW Your organization must comply with laws and regulations, requiring that it protect certain information when it is discarded. An increasing number of laws actually require organizations to shred or face steep fines. At the federal level, HIPAA (healthcare) and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (financial) require specific physical safeguards, such as shredding, to meet compliance. Stiff penalties could result!
- PRODUCTIVITY Employees are more productive when focused on their core responsibilities.
- SAFETY Even small machines could cause injury if they grab clothing or accessories.
- SAVE Reduced capital and employment expenditures.
- SECURE Employees are more likely to realize the value of discarded company information.
- PRIVACY Important company information such as payroll, legal and employment issues and correspondence should not be exposed to most employees.
- NO EMPLOYEE CIRCUMVENTION In-house shredding will not handle large volumes and may prompt employees to circumvent the document destruction process.
WHY USE A DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION SERVICE?
Every business discards information on a regular basis. The challenge is to ensure that the information is protected from unauthorized access. This includes phone messages, daily transactions reports, customer lists, business records, copies of documents, receipts, memos, logs, data, and junk mail. If you lack secure document destruction, the information they contain can bring harm to everyone involved, including employees, shareholders, customers, and even the business owner or manager. When you hire an on-site document shredding company like Apex Shredding Inc. you are assured of the most secure shredding process available.
WHY USE A NAID-CERTIFIED MEMBER?
The National Association for Information Destruction members holds themselves to a higher standard. We are bound to a strict code of conduct. As industry professionals, we take our shredding services and your trust seriously.
WHY NOT JUST RECYCLE INFORMATION?
While NAID AAA Certified providers recycle everything we can after we destroy it, recycling alone does not establish the necessary requirements of document destruction such as:
- How it was destroyed
- Where it was destroyed
- Who destroyed it
- When it was destroyed
- Legal chain of custody
- Fiduciary obligations