July 26, 2012

Shred-it Wins Bronze Stevie® Award for the 2012 American Business Awards

 The 2011 Shred-it Information Security Tracker Received Accolades for PR Campaign of the Year 

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Shred-it was nominated in the Public Relations Campaign of the Year: Global Issues category for the inaugural Information Security Tracker, which is an independent survey commissioned by Shred-it with Ipsos Reid across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to gain insight on information security policies and procedures among small businesses. Due to the success and media attention of the 2011 survey, the Information Security Tracker has been commenced as Shred-it’s annual campaign, highlighting the importance of information security, the business perspective of information security practices and outlining tips and insights on how businesses can mitigate security breach risks.

“It is an honor to have been recognized by the American Business Awards among so many outstanding organizations,” said Bruce Andrew, Vice President of Marketing at Shred-it. “We’re very proud of the Information Security Tracker and the awareness that it brings businesses with regard to their information security policies and vulnerabilities. To have this research and program recognized by The Stevies organization affirms the importance of information security as a global issue.”

“We’re delighted that the first of our two American Business Awards banquets honored so many deserving organizations and executives,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition. We’re looking forward to celebrating other Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners at our new tech awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 17.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on June 18 are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About Shred-it

Shred-it is a world-leading information security company providing document destruction services that ensure the security and integrity of our clients’ private information. The company operates 140 service locations in 16 countries worldwide, servicing more than 150,000 global, national and local businesses, including the world’s top intelligence and security agencies, more than 500 police forces, 1,500 hospitals, 8,500 bank branches and 1,200 universities and colleges. For more information, please visit www.shredit.com.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.