Your Questions about
NAID AAA Certified Shredding Answered

There are several factors to consider before choosing a shredding company, including price, reputation, and customer service. During your search for the right provider, you may come across the NAID AAA Certified logo. In this blog, we answer your questions about NAID AAA Certified shredding.

Q: What does NAID stand for?

A: The National Association for Information Destruction (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.

Q: How does a shredding company become NAID AAA certified?

A: To become AAA Certified, a shredding company must be audited by an independent Certified Protection Professional® (CPP) who is accredited by the American Society for Industrial Security International (ASIS). During an audit, the following areas are assessed:

  • Operational and facility security
  • Information destruction processes
  • Employee hiring practices
  • Liability Insurance

This certification and audit process ensures you are partnering with a shredding and destruction provider who meets the highest security standards in the industry.

Q: What must a shredding company do to keep their NAID AAA Certification?

A: A shredding company must agree to unannounced audits to verify their ongoing compliance with NAID standards.

Q: Is there a Code of Ethics for NAID AAA Certified shredding companies?

A: NAID AAA Certified shredding companies must abide by a professional code of ethics that includes:

  • Honesty, truthfulness, and fairness
  • Adherence to privacy regulations
  • Dependable service and transparent pricing

NAID is dedicated to advancing high ethical standards within the information destruction industry and expects is member partners to meet these standards.

Q: How can I verify that a shredding company is NAID AAA Certified?

A: Some companies falsely claim to be NAID AAA Certified. Visit NAID’s online directory to find out if a shredding company is NAID AAA Certified.

Underground Vaults & Storage (UV&S) offers secure document destruction services in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. To 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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