Not all document shredding service companies are the same. Here are five things you must know before calling the shredding service company:
1. Are there written policies and procedures and do advertised claims match what is practiced?
It is easy to make claims and promises when there is no verification. As a BNBA A+ Certified Company, since 2004, Neighborhood Parcel Shredding Service has gone beyond claims and promises by submitting to a close examination of every aspect of our security. While BNBA sets the criteria for certification, an impartial, independent security professional conducts the actual annual audit. Part of the documents reviewed is our policy and procedure manual, employment records, promotional materials, logs, and paperwork to verify that we continually meet the stringent certification requirements. Facility security, monitoring systems, destruction equipment, and access control systems must also stand up to the auditor’s inspection.
2. Who handles my confidential documents?
The growing number of Federal and State laws and regulations requiring information protection emphasizes the responsibility to make careful decisions about how data is handled and who handles it. Our employees undergo random drug screening, intensive employment history verification, and criminal background checks (performed by a third-party contractor), and sign a confidentiality agreement. By selecting Neighborhood Parcel Secure Shredding, a BNBA Certified Contractor, you demonstrate that you have made your choice about information protection with care, diligence, and respect for the law.
3. What is BNBA Certified?
Most shredding companies in Massachusetts are BNBA members and claim to abide by BNBA Code of Ethics but very few are A+ Certified for plant-based shredding operations. Neighborhood Parcel has held BNBA AAA+ Certification since 2006 for both plant-based and Drop-off shredding operations.