BS EN 15713

Destruction of Confidential Material


Protect your confidential materials and dispose of them securely

The BS EN 15713 Standard is a set of guidelines following industry best-practice for the secure storage and disposal of sensitive materials.

It covers the security of the premises, as well as how confidential material is collected, handled, transported, stored and destroyed – from the point of collection to the completion of destruction.

Provide your customers, stakeholders and other interested parties with reassurance that confidential and commercially sensitive information – such as internal planning and strategy documents, and records containing personal information – is securely stored and appropriately disposed of.

Why should I apply for BS EN 15713 certification?

Here are some benefits of using the BS EN 15713 framework: 

  1. Ensure compliance – With the correct controls in place, you can lessen the chance of fines from data protection regulators for a breach in legal obligations
  2. Reduce business risk – Industry standard guidelines mean that you can be confident that confidential information is disposed of securely, reducing the risk to your reputation from confidential data leaks
  3. Positive environmental impact – The guidelines direct certified businesses to recycle where possible, helping you to satisfy your organisation’s social responsibilities
  4. Enhanced reputation – Provide reassurance to your customers that you are committed to confidentiality by following a specific and specialised process for handling confidential information
  5. Win more business – An improved business reputation and increased customer satisfaction will contribute to increased contract and tender opportunities.
  6. Support customers – Provide your customers with the guidance they need to produce a formal policy of document disposal, reducing the risk of damage to their reputation

These are just some of the benefits of using a BS EN 15713 Management System to streamline your data destruction and storage processes. If you would like to find out more about how BS EN 15713 can help organisations like yours please view the download section below.

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How to get BS EN 15713

Gaining BS EN 15713 certification with QMS is straightforward and can take as little as 45 days. Our expert consultants will work with you and your business to make the process as simple as possible.

This includes highlighting any improvements you need to make to your current business procedures.

Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Management System manual for you – saving you time and money.

Download these helpful documents:

    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification

    Published 12/2018

    General downloads

    Standard Overview: BS EN 15713

    Understanding the Basics of BS EN 15713

    Published 12/2018

    BS EN 15713 downloads

    QMS International Company Profile

    Find out about QMS, our achievements and some of our clients

    Published 02/2019

    General downloads

How much does an BS EN 15713 cost?

The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your sector, annual turnover, and number of employees. We will also need to know if you require industry specific accreditation (such as ASCB or UKAS).

However, QMS is committed to providing a cost-effective route to BS EN 15713 certification. That’s why we focus on making the process straightforward. We will save you money because, instead of creating complex document trails, we will build a Management System for the secure destruction of confidential material that works for you.

Find out how affordable BS EN 15713 certification really is by using our Fee Calculator and we’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.

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From your first consultation with our experts through to certification can take as little as 45 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.

Remember, we can normally save you time and effort by drafting your Management System manual for you. This can also help you gain certification faster than you would by doing it yourself.

Latest BS EN 15713 news

At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how BS EN 15713 and Management Systems in general work.

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    Are you struggling to get your head around ISO Management Systems? This comprehensive guide will tell you all the essentials and get you up to speed in no time!

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