When it comes to document destruction efficacy, there are many ways to “skin the cat” as it were, but when it comes to the most effective and safe document destruction method both for the environment, the end user and the company who is liable for the documented information were it to get into the wrong hands.
When you look online, there are a few ways to get rid of the documented information you have had on record once you no longer require the information in its documented form. Some of the articles out there would suggest shredding your documents by hand, burning them in a fire pit, adding them to your compost, multi-cut scissors, soaking them in water, among others.
Some of these ideas might sound like a good idea, but, how effective is it in ensuring that your company is keeping its clients, employees and own personal information from being unnecessarily being disclosed to competitors or others that could potentially abuse the information, or even staying compliant with POPI which could potentially end a business up in hot water? Not very effective, truly.
When it comes to document shredding, it is the most effective but not just any document shredding, specifically shredding done by an outsourced document shredding company, that can provider that can give you a formal Certificate of Destruction, which guarantees that your documents have been shredded in a way that your documents could not possibly be re-assembled and also ensures you have the necessary proof of destruction should the accusation of leaked information from your company surface and a compliance officer came knocking on your door.
Document shredding is also super-affordable, making it an attainable service for almost any sized business. Document shredding is great for any business that holds information in a documented format but, it is specifically useful for organisations holding large amounts of data in document format such as hospitals, doctors, lawyers, schools, hotels, government organisations and tertiary education facilities.