Avena protects the reputations and identities of companies across the UK.

We take great pride in the confidential shredding services we provide for our customers. Our service is underpinned by two key elements, security and reducing environmental impact.


We take security seriously at Avena, we are always looking to improve our systems to ensure we are always providing the most secure service. We perform comprehensive BS7858 security vetting DBS checks on all our customer service representatives. Our customer service representatives will arrive at your office in an unmarked vehicle fully installed with 24/7 CCTV.

We have actively chosen not to brand our vehicles as we do not want people on the street knowing that it is an Avena vehicle transporting confidential information. All our vehicles are fully installed with CCTV and live satellite tracking. When our customer service representatives conduct the service at your office to collect your confidential data, they will securely remove it from the Securall® units and zip tie the information to ensure that the materials remain completely safe whilst in transit. For ultra-high security we can provide witnessed and on-site Shredding.


  • We are fully compliant with BS EN: 15713-2009 code of practice
  • We undertake a security audit as part of our first meeting

  • We always provide a certificate of destruction, including how much and when your confidential documents are exactly destroyed


While security and confidential data shredding is our focus, we take great pride in continually working towards enhancing the value of your brand through sustainability. All our working procedures are designed to help positively contribute to our environment.

Having met the ISO14001 requirements, we work closely alongside ISO auditors to ensure that we can prove positive environmental management structure and procedures are in place for the organisation. With our highly efficient custom-built shredding machinery, you can be assured that we are constantly working to improve our environmental sustainability.


  • All our paper is recycled within the United Kingdom
  • 90% of our shredded paper is recycled with Essity and made into cleaning & hygiene products

  • Making paper from raw materials produces 70% more greenhouse gases than if it was to be made from recycled materials.

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