Why do companies have a shredding service?
As a secure shredding company, this is a question we are often asked, and for a long time the answer was to me was quite straight-forward;
“There are many reasons that a company adopts secure shredding as an out-sourced service, which include but are not limited to improvements in profitability, to increase staff productivity, for reasons of compliance and for environmental reasons.”
This answer was has been generally supported when we have asked our customers, why do you have a shredding service?
The answers that come back all though often not worded the same could generally be placed in to one of the three categories above.
However we have recently taken a deeper look into the research we have undertaken with our customers, and realised that there is one single unifying reason that all of our customers have adopted our shredding service.
That reason, is respect.
In examining the responses we received, we could see that all of the responses citied that protecting data was the reason that they chose to adopt a service.
Obvious you may think, however what we found interesting was that these conscientious businesses over and over again stated they wanted to protect their customers’ data and their staff’s data.
Protecting their own business data was mentioned by a couple of companies too, as an aside, but the focus on protecting others’ information was a constant.
To sum it up the reason we exists as a shredding company, and are allowed to protect our customers, is because our customers respect their customers enough to ensure their data is secure.
Check out our MD Patrick talking about this.