Wednesday 24 January 2018

The A – Z of document destruction

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The A – Z of document destruction

Here at LBMedwaste, we provide the critical services our clients need to not only stay in business but to mitigate their risk. One such way of accomplishing this is through document destruction. There are enough digital concerns businesses must deal with in this age of cyber-insecurity, so the last thing businesses need to be concerned with is their physical documents.

That’s why we wanted to take a moment to cover the essentials of document destruction. While many businesses are well aware of the necessity of comprehensive document destruction, especially for sensitive documents, many still don’t see the necessity in our increasingly virtual society. Yet, they couldn’t be more mistaken. Let’s take a closer look at why it is essential that your business documents are destroyed when the time is right.

Your essential Top 5 Reasons for Document Destruction

Every business collects and maintains sensitive information. Even businesses that exist primarily in the cloud utilize physical documents for a variety of reasons. So what is a business to do when those documents are no longer needed? Shred ‘em! Here’s why:

Preventing Identity Theft. Millions of individuals find themselves victims of identity fraud, yet the damage done to businesses when identity theft occurs can be devastating. The best way for a company to protect their employees, customers, and bottom line is to shred important documents that are no longer needed.

Protecting Individuals. Lawsuits surrounding information theft have multiplied in recent years as corporations have found themselves unable to protect vital customer information. You want to make sure you can protect both your customers and employees from information theft. Any documents with sensitive employee or customer information must be destroyed expeditiously.

Following The Law. If you really want to get down to the nitty-gritty of document destruction, consider the fact that protecting information is the law. Legislation governing information security has become more rigorous over the years, so not only are you risking the safety and security of people intimately involved with your operation by not destroying sensitive documents, you are risking your very business.

Make Room. Office space is at a premium these days. Why clutter up your precious business spaces by allowing papers to pile up around you? It is about time you consider document destruction as a way to not only clean out the clutter but protect your business from becoming a victim of fraud.

Sustainability. Here at LB Medwaste, we take the environmental impact of our work seriously. When you partner with us to handle shredding your documents, you can rest assured the paper will not wind up filling a landfill. We operate with sustainability in mind and actively recycle the documents that we shred for our clients.

Now that we have covered why you should be adding document destruction to your list of business necessities, it’s time to talk about what documents you should be destroying. Consider the following:

  • Tax returns
  • Photo IDs
  • Banking and finance documents
  • Pay stubs and other pay-related information
  • Sales receipts
  • Employment records

Quite frankly, anything that has personal information on it, whether it be names, birth dates or otherwise, should meet its end in the document destruction bin. You simply cannot gamble with sensitive information that your business has been entrusted with. Here at LB Medwaste, we take great pride in providing our clients with safe, efficient, and effective document destruction services.

For more information on how we can help you achieve a greater level of security, one in which identity theft and fraud are kept at bay, it’s time to pick up the phone and give us a call at 888-526-5310 or filling out our contact form.