3 Resolutions to be Green in 2018!

Posted under Fireproof Records by Fireproof on January 4, 2018

Hand pushing go green button on keyboard

Saving the planet is a daunting task. However, having a New Year’s Resolution to make a positive impact is a great way to start the New Year. The team at Fireproof is committed to our environment and we know that implementing greener policies is easier than you think.

Small steps can make a huge difference. At Fireproof, we work year round using our secure shredding and recycling program to do our part to improve the environment.  In fact, our mobile shredding programs allow us to recycle 100 percent of the materials we collect through our destruction services. We make it a priority to be economically practical as well as socially accountable.

Green policies around the office can also save time and money. Here are 3 resolutions you can successfully achieve for your office this year.

Reduce energy consumption

Energy consumption is an easy challenge to address even though it can account for the majority of waste and pollution in an office. Start by replacing light bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs. You can also make an effort to unplug all equipment at the end of the day. Not only will you minimize your office waste, you will also reduce your electric bill.

Decrease paper waste

Resolving to digitize workflows will drastically reduce paper waste in the office. In lieu of printing, copying, and filing documents, try to keep your work digital for as long as possible to eliminate paper waste and lower office expenditures. Document management and cloud services are tools that can significantly improve workflow and help eliminate duplicates.

Purchase sustainable supplies

The items we use in the office can have a negative impact on the environment. Look for and purchase green products such as staple-less staplers and pens that can be refilled repeatedly rather than sent to a landfill. Choose products that are made from post-consumer content such as paper and plastic products and cut down or even eliminate your use of products that there are no green alternatives for, such as rubber bands.

The Fireproof team is so committed to helping your office contribute to the betterment of our environment that we create a “Green Report” for your business’ records management and destruction policies to help you monitor waste. Contact us at sales@fireproof.com to get started on making 2018 a little greener.

 

 


Who’s Behind the Box – Lara Jones

Posted under Who's Behind The Box by Fireproof on December 27, 2017

Lara Jones has been with Fireproof for just under a year, but her hard work has definitely impacted our success. The Ohio native works as part of our Hard Copy Indexing team—entering files and information into the system so clients can easily access them. Let’s get to know Lara a little more.

Q: Who do you work most closely with at Fireproof?
T: I work most closely with the rest of the Hard Copy Indexing team, including our bosses, Janie Tamulevich and Lee Pahrm.

Q: If you were to describe the Fireproof brand in 3 words, what would they be?
T: I would say Fireproof is organized, helpful, and innovative.

Q: What are some things that interest you?
T: I love to do anything creative; writing, crafting, and reading—I’m currently reading the second Game of Thrones book.

Q: What is one skill you would like to master?
T: I would love to learn photography and become fluent in another language.

Q:What is one thing you do differently than most people?
T: I cut my sandwiches differently than most people! I got bored one day making my lunch and cut a slant in the middle of my sandwich; so it’s not right through the middle nor completely diagonal—I’ve been doing it ever since.

Q: What is one thing everyone should know about Fireproof?
T: So many people have been working here for a long time. Fireproof is a great company to work for and to work with—there are many loyal employees.

Q: What was/is your favorite Fireproof event?
T: I loved the cookout! People from Fireproof got to do the music and it was all terrific.

Q:How do you help people outside of your job?
T: I volunteer. During the school year I work with 8th and 9th grade girls at my church’s youth group and this year I will be working with the 9th and 10th grade girls.

 

 


Cyber Security Statistics Infographic

Posted under Security by Fireproof on December 20, 2017

Did you know that over 40% of cyber attacks target small businesses? Take a look at the infographic from the ITSecurenow team below to learn more about the state of cyber security.