UK Volume 21 Superbrands UK Annual Vol.21 Shred-it is one of the UK’s leading information security companies . It provides advice on confidential information protection and secure destruction and recycling services to organisations of all sizes in the private, public and third sectors. With more than 5,000 teammembers and operating a fleet of over 2,000 trucks globally, the Shred-it focus is to protect what matters Market Shred-it is one of the UK’s leading information security companies operating in a worldwide market. Year-on-year spending on information security products and services has continued to rise as security compliance and risk management become an increasingly critical part of the business landscape. Key drivers for the growth in the market are numerous, but include an increased focus on detection and response capabilities as awareness of security risks and data breaches grows; privacy concerns and stricter regulation such as the EU’s GDPR around data loss prevention; and business digital transformation initiatives that reinforce the need to view sensitive data and related systems as critical infrastructure. Product Since its founding in 1988, Shred-it has become one of the world’s leading information destruction companies, with more than 5,000 team members and a fleet of more than 2,000 trucks globally. Shred-it’s fundamental brand proposition is focused on protection. It does this through its team of information protection experts whose one goal is to help organisations comply with stringent privacy laws, legislation practices and procedures via certified state- of-the-art information security products and industry-compliant regulated services. This ensures that people, customers, businesses and brands as well as the environment are protected by Shred-it. Shred-it’s protection solutions and services, which include secure document destruction, media destruction, branded goods and uniforms destruction as well as recycling services, meet the daily or ongoing needs of today’s organisations in the private, public and third sectors. It safely disposes of unwanted or outdated confidential information across all major sectors from local and central government, healthcare, retail, legal, engineering, property, education, to police forces, banks and financial institutions. After paper has been securely shredded, the confetti-sized pieces are mixed with millions of pieces of other shredded documents, baled and recycled into paper products. Achievements Shred-it specialises in providing a tailored information destruction service that helps businesses to comply with legislation and ensures that customer, employee and confidential business information are protected at all times. Shred-it provides a consistent service based on its unique security measures, and has a standard Data Processing Agreement (DPA) which sets out the basis on which the company provides its services and, where relevant, processes data on behalf of a customer. The technical and organisational security measures that are applied when dealing with confidential information are explained in detail in its Security Information policy document. Shred-it’s accolades include: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, EN 15713, NAID member, Waste Carrier’s Licence (UK), British Security Industry Association Certificate, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme and it is recognised by the ICO. Recent Developments In 2014, Shred-it merged with Cintas Document Shredding to create a new company that operates under the Shred-it brand. In 2015, Shred-it was acquired by Stericycle and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stericycle, a global business-to-business services company, Fewer than 1 in 5 business leaders describe their business as paperless * DID YOU KNOW? * Source: Ipsos 2018