What to Consider When Outsourcing
Your Shredding and Destruction
Every company has a desire to destroy outdated documents and data. Unfortunately, do-it-yourself approaches to shredding and destruction often lower productivity and increase identity theft risks. On the other hand, professional shredding and destruction services optimize efficiency, maximize profitability and minimize privacy breaches. For that reason, it makes sense to outsource your document destruction requirements to a qualified partner. Here, we discuss the most important factors to consider when outsourcing your shredding and destruction needs.
Experience and Ability
Your clients value your knowledge and experience, so it’s natural for you to expect the same from your shredding and destruction partner. A provider with decades of experience has a distinct advantage over a newly formed company; a proven track record of serving customers in a wide variety of industries. As a result, when you choose an experienced provider you can expect a shredding and destruction solution that adapts quickly to legislative requirements and your document disposal needs.
Undoubtedly, you want to keep your sensitive information out of the wrong hands. Outsourcing your shredding and destruction can strengthen your overall privacy protection strategy, but only if verifiable destruction processes are used. With a National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) AAA Certified shredding and destruction company, the following areas are continually audited by an independent security professional:
- Operational security
- Responsible disposal
- Employee hiring and screening practices
- Insurance standards
NAID AAA Certification ensures your documents are destroyed with the highest level of security and a documented chain of custody process.
It’s really frustrating to call your service provider and be placed on hold for several minutes. It makes you feel as if your time is taken for granted. Outsourcing your shredding and destruction is supposed to save you time, not rob you of time. Fortunately, with a local provider you receive prompt and personalized service tailored to your needs.
Legal and Ethical Recycling
Finally, when you outsource your shredding and information destruction, you’re choosing how your paper and electronic waste is processed and where it ends up. For that reason, you want a provider who recycles it in an ethical and legally responsible manner. Selecting a shredding and destruction partner who recycles all paper and electronic waste ensures our planet stays healthy and sustainable.
As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when outsourcing the shredding and destruction of your documents. Fortunately, by using the criteria we’ve discussed here, you can find a provider who combines security, service and value.
TRexShred offers NAID AAA certified paper shredding and media destruction services for businesses in Dallas-Fort Worth. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact us by phone or complete the form on this page.