The most important reason to shred is to

You have a legal responsibility to keep sensitive customer and employee information from falling into the wrong hands. Securely destroying confidential information limits your liability and protects proprietary company information. If you’re throwing documents away (even if you use a recycler) your information is not secure – the only way to guarantee you’re protecting your company’s integrity and complying with privacy legislation is to destroy your documents.

Shredding also frees up space in your office, and if you’re paying an employee to shred in-house, then shredding will also save you money and allow you to focus on your core business. Finally, shredding helps your company do its part to preserve our environment. Chesapeake securely recycles all of your shredded material and helps your company contribute to environmental sustainability.