01 August 2012

Secure shredding services are a money and time saver


In July’s website poll, we asked ‘are you 100% certain that your confidential information is being securely shredded and destroyed?’  And the result didn’t come as a big surprise to the WRM team.


Some 68% of our audience voted ‘No’, which means that only 32% are confident that their important and sensitive business information is being disposed of correctly.


Unfortunately, many organisations will only address these issues during a crisis situation – if data is stolen and misused for example.  Aptly termed ‘dumpster divers’ can still use the data from documents that are disposed of by conventional office shredders – and your important business information can easily end up in the wrong hands. 


As well as thinking about the consequences associated with theft and fraudulent activity to your business, there are actually significant commercial advantages to ensuring your documents are securely shredded and destroyed. It can save your employees time and in the longer term save you money off your cost base, which is all the more important in the current economic climate.


As part of the WRM secure shredding service, we place securely locked shredding consoles or bins in strategic locations around your premises. These consoles and bins contain specially designed secure sacks which collect the paper to be destroyed. The sacks are then collected by on of our security-checked team in line with the agreed collection schedule and removed to a secure location where the contents are shredded.  This avoids the risk of dumpster divers being able to find and use confidential information within the documents.  We’ve also added some secure shredding vehicles to our transport fleet, so documents can be safely destroyed there and then at your premises for extra peace of mind.


At WRM we believe that having a confidential shredding programme in place will not only protect your organisation from exposure to data theft and fraud, it also makes smart business sense.


The WRM team

Posted on 01 August 2012