|Secure Shredding of Documents & Media
The destruction of both documents and media (back-up tapes/hard-drives etc.) is an essential part of the retention schedule for all companies/organisations for data held by the customer held off-site and on-site. DSM encourages customers to include the proposed destruction date for documents along with the 'box description' when documents are being sent off-site. This will enable the customer to constantly monitor DSM's database on-line to identify when documents and media are due for destruction and to ensure that this is undertaken in a timely manner and in accordance with data protection legislation. Similarly all back-up tapes and other forms of media should have a destruction date included in the description.
DSM provides a confidential shredding service on DSM's site for its customers. To this end DSM works in partnership with DGD papers Ltd, a local company that has also achieved the ISO 9001 Quality Standard. DSD is an accredited company and an approved supplier to DSM under ISO requirements.
DSM requests its customers to identify all shredding requirements in writing to DSM by means of Work Orders that are co-signed by both the customer and DSM.
DSM staff facilitate and supervise and monitor the appropriate shredding of its customers' documents. DGD Papers Ltd provides certification of destruction for all shredding job lots and these are sent to customers with their invoices at the end of each month.