BS EN 15713 Certification
Destruction of Confidential Material

Protect your confidential materials and dispose of them securely

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.

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WHAT IS BS EN 15713?

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.

With its strong focus on maintaining customer satisfaction and confidence, as well as its enhancements to document control, BS 15713 is designed to sit within an ISO 9001 quality management system. As a result, it needs to be incorporated into an existing quality management system or implemented alongside one.

THE BENEFITS OF BS EN 15713

Here are the top 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

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THE REQUIREMENTS OF BS EN 15713

The BS EN 15713 standard uses a structure of twelve clauses which, roughly grouped together, cover four key areas:

  1. Contracts and audit trail – ensuring a written contract is signed and agreed by the client, as well as ensuring any sub-contractors follow these requirements

  2. Categorisation – how material should be categorised. Categories will determine the type of material and therefore how it will be destroyed

  3. Collection, transport and storage – how the material should be stored and collected, including the details on the vehicles required and security methods used

  4. Disposal – the processes for safely disposing of confidential material

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How can QMS help your Business?

The QMS process gets your business certified for success:

Expert

Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.

Affordable

Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.

Simple

We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.

How have businesses benefited from BS EN 15713?

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3 Steps to Certification

With the help of QMS, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete

    Gap Analysis

    A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.

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    Implementation

    Now its time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.

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    Certification

    An Auditor must now visit your Organisation to check that the documented processed are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be rewarded with your certification.

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Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

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With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, QMS Connect keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, QMS Connect helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

QMS Connect helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

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BS EN 15713 RESOURCES

    BS EN 15713 Extended Leaflet

    Find out more about BS EN 15713

    Guide to ISO certification

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

    Standard Overview: BS EN 15713

    Overview of the BS EN 15713 Destruction of Confidential Material Management System Standard

    Understanding the Basics of BS EN 15713

    QMS International Company Profile

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

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 works.
  

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