How Long Should You Keep Business Documents For?

Many businesses are required to keep a variety of records and documents for a minimum amount of time, usually seven years. Some Industries may vary however so it’s always good practice to check to ensure your staying compliant.

The legal requirements are not only about keeping documents but also about securely disposing of them when they’re no longer needed. It is your companies responsibility to therefore ensure the safeguarding of not only your own confidential waste but your clients details too.

  • Make sure you have a strict procedure in place to ensure your recording, filing, securing and disposing of your records at the correct time.
  • A shred-all policy and regularly scheduled shredding will protect information and eliminate the potential for identify theft and fraud.
  • By using the services of a eco-friendly shredding company such as Ecoshred you will not only be ensuring your confidential business records are disposed of securely but you will also do your bit for the environment since all our shredded waste is recycled.
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