Throughout all aspect of business, every company strives to protect and retain its integrity and reputation through strong moral and ethical practices. This is applicable across every respective industry as companies must represent themselves in the most professional manner whilst being in the midst of an ultra-competitive global market. Business partners, clients and customers will establish strong relationships and loyal custom with companies who not only prove they can meet consumer demands on a daily basis, but also be trusted to handle private and confidential information between the two parties.
Effective correspondence and transactions creates paper-based documents through the formulation of letters, invoices and contracts which contain confidential data. Account details and personal home addresses are archetypal examples of information which must remain between two parties and not be leaked to people who may utilise any details for illegal practices. This not only resembles a serious breach of trust between a company and a business partner, client or customer, but it is also a breach of the Data Protection Act for which every company is legally obligated to adhere to.
The considerable dangers involved with mismanagement or mishandling of confidential documents, particularly when carrying out data destruction procedures, illustrates the fundamental importance of carrying out, or receiving, efficient document shredding. Throwing confidential documents in the bin is simply not an option for any company, irrespective of its stature, who wishes to reduce a back-log of data that is strictly private. Paper shredding effectively destroys confidential data and utilises the material as a resource which can be recycled and re-used.