Corporate Responsibility

At Shred-it, corporate social responsibility is integral to our business and how we operate

At the center of our corporate social responsibility approach is our commitment to high standards; fair principles; leading by example; transparency and honesty; providing value at every opportunity; and seeking out ways to improve and evolve so we can better serve our clients and make a difference in the communities in which we live and work.

Corporate Responsibility Policy

We set high standards – meant to guide our interactions with each of our stakeholders to promote collaboration and growth – and we expect nothing less from the people with whom we do business. We share with our team a strong set of values and as a team we remain dedicated to living these values every day.

Growth in any measure must be focused. That is why at this time, we have decided to concentrate on five key pillars of corporate responsibility.

  1. We ensure the security of our customers’ confidential information to protect our clients’ reputations. 
  2. We empower our people by supporting personal growth and professional advancement. 
  3. We cultivate a diverse workforce that ensures fair employment opportunities. 
  4. We invest in the communities where we work and do business. 
  5. We work to safeguard the environment and actively promote its protection. 

Our dedication to these five areas, coupled with our commitment to act with integrity, social responsibility and respect, comprise the Shred-it Making a Difference mandate, as well as our overarching strategy to being a sustainable, responsible, community-minded services company.

Shredding Services In The Community

Consumers frequently dispose of old personal and confidential documents in their household garbage a practice which can lead to identity theft. Consumer fraud and identity theft are becoming an epidemic in our communities.

To raise awareness and to promote prevention, Shred-it organizes Community Shred-it Events in the cities where we have a presence. These events give individuals the opportunity to have their confidential documents destroyed on site, free of charge or for a minimal donation. They are often held with the participation or endorsement from local media, law enforcement or government agencies.

Whether it is small business documents you no longer need or personal papers you want to safely dispose of, Shred-it’s trucks contain cutting-edge proprietary technology that can handle the job.

Held in both public and private places such as police stations and shopping center parking lots, Community Shred-it Events vary in size and in scope. Shred-it's been known to serve as many as 2,000 community members at one Community Shred-it Event, with more than 70 tons of paper recycled. So what’s in it for us, you ask? The answer is simple. Community Shred-it Events increase the knowledge of identity theft, making our communities safer places to live. Generating goodwill with potential new clients and strengthening existing customer relationships also makes good business sense.

Community members should contact their local Shred-it branch for more information at 1 877 60-Shred.

Greg Brophy Charitable Foundation

In 2003, Mr. Brophy created the Greg Brophy Charitable Foundation (formerly the Securit Foundation). The Foundation effects change by sponsoring specific projects in the developing world and strives to make a difference in the lives of people in need.

We’re here to help

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