NAID AAA Certified

At Shred Instead, we take pride in our NAID AAA certification. But what does this mean for you, our valued customers, and how does it ensure your security?

In today’s world, where identity theft and information fraud are on the rise, how do you dispose of your sensitive documents and electronics matters safely? If the shredding process isn’t completely secure, your confidential information could end up in the wrong hands. This could lead to serious consequences like fines, fraud, or even public exposure of trade secrets. That’s why partnering with a NAID AAA certified shredding company is crucial. This certification assures you that we adhere to the highest standards of security and ethics in the information destruction industry.

What is NAID?

NAID stands for the National Association of Information Destruction. It’s an international organization that sets standards for destroying both paper and electronic data. NAID acts as a watchdog, making sure that information destruction service providers like us meet strict qualifications. They also conduct research to improve industry practices and raise awareness.

What is NAID AAA Certification?

NAID AAA certification means that a shredding service meets rigorous standards for secure information destruction. These standards cover over 20 areas, including the size of shredded particles, how materials are transported, video surveillance, access control, employee screening and training, and having written policies and procedures in place. 

Here’s a Summary of What AAA Certification Involves:

  • – NAID auditors ensure that strict protocols are followed to keep confidential material secure at every stage of the destruction process, from handling and transporting to storing and disposing of materials responsibly.
  • – Employees undergo extensive background screenings to ensure that individuals with a history of related crimes aren’t handling confidential material.
  • – Certified companies are subject to unannounced audits at any time, motivating ongoing compliance with NAID’s standards.

Our AAA NAID Certification can be found here: i-SIGMA ONLINE

What Are the Benefits of Naid AAA Certification?

Working with a NAID AAA certified company gives you confidence that your information destruction meets the highest standards. If you ever need to prove that your confidential records were destroyed in compliance with industry regulations, our certification provides that validation. This reduces your risk and liability, demonstrating your commitment to confidentiality in record management. It’s important to note that being a member of NAID doesn’t guarantee AAA certification. Only AAA certified companies have passed the audit verifying compliance with NAID’s rigorous standards. You can verify a company’s certification status by asking them directly or checking the NAID directory.

At Shred Instead, our NAID AAA certification means you can trust us for secure document shredding and electronic data destruction every step of the way. A Certificate of Destruction will be provided for all document destruction services.