Improve your CSR by using a shredding company
In today’s competitive business environment, it can be tough to retain customers and attract new clients.
With savvy customers constantly chasing a better price and faster service, your business has to be on the ball. Recent studies show that consumers prefer to purchase from a company that has a good reputation in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Supporting the local community, recycling, refining production processes and purchasing sustainable products are all areas you can seek to improve within your business; helping t0 cement trust and building a long-lasting relationship with your customers.
So how can you show your commitment to CSR?
Demonstrate your Recycling Efforts
Even with the most robust ‘paper-free’ policy in the world, any office naturally generates paper waste of some sort. Statistics show that over half the documents we print end up being discarded. That’s a lot of paper ending up in the bin.
Did you know that the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year? When you consider old documents, printing duplicates or accidentally printing too many pages, this create waste that needs to be disposed of responsibly. Using a shredding company to shred your paper waste not only reveals your commitment to data security, it also shows you care about preserving the environment. A shredding company recycles 100% of the paper they collect, and provides you the most efficient, secure and eco-friendly way of disposal.
Responsibly dispose of your e-waste
In the UK we currently only recycle 45% of our electronic waste. Although this is above the European average of 40%, we still have a long way to go. The remaining 55% of e-waste can end up in landfill where it pollutes the land and soil. If you demonstrate to your customers that you responsibly dispose of old IT equipment, including mobile phones, computer monitors and printers, they can plainly see that you are an environmentally conscious workplace. One of the easiest ways of disposing of e-waste is to use a professional company to shred and recycle the components. It’s really easy to do so. With a shredding company, e-waste is simple collected along with any paper for secure shredding and recycling.
Recycle Uniforms and Product
Don’t forget to responsibly dispose of old uniforms too. A uniform that has been stolen or displays an old logo could pose a huge security risk to your business. It’s essential to collect all old uniforms when you have rebranded or when staff leave the company. These items can be easily taken away along with your regular paper shredding by your shredding company. All materials are either recycled or re-purposed.
Take Data Security Seriously
By using a secure shredding service, you portray a clear message to your customers about your commitment to keeping their data secure. Shredding your old documents means that information cannot not obtained by criminals to defraud a company. It also reveals that you are professional, taking the threat of a data breach seriously.
Use Social Media to spread your message
If you’re a company that cares, then shout about it! Publish your achievements via social media, newsletters and regular communications for your customers to read about and reveal your commitment to the local community. The need for recycling has been heightened by intense media coverage. If your customers know that you’re a business that is environmentally conscious, they’ll find you the more attractive choice.
If you would like help improving your CSR then talk to the experts at The Shredding Alliance to handle all your shredding and recycling needs.