Why NAID AAA Certified Shredding Matters

Are you looking for a reliable document shredding provider? It can be hard distinguishing one shredding company from another. Although there are many variables to consider, one factor is the best indicator that your information will stay secure: NAID AAA Certification. In this blog, we explain why it matters.

What is NAID?

The  (NAID) is the international, non-profit trade association for companies providing information destruction services. NAID’s mission is to champion the protection of personally identifiable information, intellectual property, as well as regulatory compliance through the secure disposition of information and media in all forms by promoting customer best practices using qualified service providers.

How does a shredding company get NAID AAA Certified?

To earn NAID AAA Certification, a shredding and destruction company must meet strict security standards and carry a minimum of $2,000,000 in general liability insurance (umbrella or aggregate). These standards ensure unrivaled privacy protection for the companies they serve. Shredding and destruction companies can earn NAID AAA Certification for off-site and on-site shredding.

How long does AAA Certification last?

NAID AAA Certified shredding companies must renew their certification every year. To maintain their certification, they must agree to scheduled and unannounced audits to verify their ongoing compliance with NAID standards. Independent information security professionals who have earned perform the audits, assessing the following areas:

  • Destruction particle size
  • Operational security
  • Liability insurance
  • Destruction equipment safety
  • Security procedures

How can I tell if a shredding company is NAID AAA Certified?

A NAID AAA Certified shredding company will display the “NAID AAA Certified” seal on its website.

What does NAID AAA Certification mean for you?

Partnering with a NAID AAA Certified shredding company ensures your documents are destroyed according to the highest security and ethical standard in the shredding and destruction industry.

As you can see, NAID AAA Certification matters when partnering with document shredding provider.

UV&S offers secure document destruction services in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. To get a free quote or learn more about our NAID AAA Certified mobile on-site shredding services, please contact us by phone at 270-793-0880 or complete the form on this page.

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