Industrial espionage is rife. Newspaper headlines are often filled with tales of disgruntled employees that have been accused of selling company secrets to rival businesses, and there seems to be no end to the lengths that some people are willing to go to in order to steal company data.
How serious is it? The financial cost of such actions could run into millions of pounds each year in lost sales for businesses. Many global brands have already fallen victim to industrial espionage, including Volkswagen, Coca-Cola, Google, Renault, Motorola, Intel, and General Electric, and more will surely follow.
If these examples prove anything, it is that you cannot afford to take chances with your data. The more control you have over company documents the better, and when the time comes to dispose of sensitive materials, you need to do it right.
Whether you engage with SITR for our on-site shredding or off-site shredding services, our secure documentation recycling services are designed to meet the needs of all sizes of corporate clients throughout the UK.