With more of people working from home than ever before, it’s essential that confidential documents are disposed of safely and securely. With this in mind, we’ve teamed up with the British Security Association (BSIA) to encourage homeworkers and members of the general public to securely dispose of confidential information as they return to the office, ahead of National Shred Day on 2nd October.
What is BSIA’s National Shred Day initiative?
The inaugural event, happening across 15 different UK locations, is part of a nationwide initiative to promote the importance of keeping personal data private, providing an opportunity for workers to safely destroy business and personal documents, particularly for those who have accumulated paperwork at home over the past 18 months due to the pandemic.
National Shred Day presents the perfect opportunity for people to have a clear out and securely dispose of redundant confidential information. Our team will be onsite at Morrisons Gloucester enabling small businesses as well as members of the general public to turn up with their confidential documents for safe, secure and sustainable disposal, in return for a small charity donation.
We’ll be bringing our on-site shredding vehicle along with us, so attendees will be able to view their documents being shredded on-site and ensure all confidential documents, from bank statements and legal paperwork to company sensitive documentation are securely destroyed. All documents shredded throughout the day will be brought back to our gated, alarmed and CCTV-operated shredding facility for recycling.
A few words from our MD
Don Robins, our Managing Director and Owner has commented: “With almost 500 identities stolen each day in the UK, identity theft is now a major problem, and the pandemic has only served to exacerbate this issue. Many people also do not realise that by hoarding, storing or ‘filing’ paperwork at home, keeping such highly confidential data presents a significant security risk – not just to them, but to other individuals and to organisations. They are also creating a major security breach, possibly without knowing, which means they are not complying with GDPR and the Data Protection Act (2018). This can have serious, far-reaching consequences, and means businesses’ data is being compromised.
“Shredding also provides other important benefits to the community and worldwide; it can be recycled to reduce carbon footprint, offers a cost-effective solution for businesses and contributes to the circular economy, to name a few.
“We look forward to welcoming businesses and individuals on the day to educate them about the importance of document disposal while helping them safely get rid of their waste.”
When and where is the event?
Members of our team will be based at Morrisons’ Abbey Mead site from 9am – 2pm on the 2nd. All money raised on the day will be going to independent national charity Crimestoppers to help support its regional projects.
For more information, please visit https://www.bsia.co.uk/national-shred-day.