NAID CERTIFIED: NAID AAA Certification is the gold standard for paper shredding companies that keeps you safe. The AAA Certification is an organizational recognition that is awarded after a successful audit (and then continued scheduled and randoms over time) by an independent, 3rd party, security professional. NAID AAA Certification allows us to go “beyond just claims” that we are secure.
Anyone is free to buy an old, used, shred truck that a professional shred company is retiring and then claim that they offer “secure shredding”. These sorts of amateurs usually have no online reviews from thrilled customers on Google, and they may be asking you to sacrifice your security in order to save a few bucks.
Their message is the same, they assert that if you can watch the paper be shred, why does anything else matter. At times, these companies even lie and are dishonest and claim that they are NAID AAA Certified, or that they basically do everything to be certified, but just haven’t gotten the “actual certification”. These sorts of entry level, hobbyist shred companies claim that NAID AAA Certification is just a piece of paper, and they are secure…no matter what…because they say so.
We are proud to be one of ~1,200 companies world-wide with the AAA Certification from NAID. NAID is an international group and you can always find out the most current details about who is certified, and who is not certified right here, on their website.
We are not only members of NAID, and NAID AAA Certified for many years, but the President of Shred Northwest is on NAID’s global Board of Directors, and was recognized as both a 2015 NAID Member Of The Year and the 2016 NAID Member of the Year. Brock’s service on the NAID-Complaint Resolution Council has helped him see the shortcuts companies try to take, and this service helps Shred Northwest to operate at the highest standards. Having also served on the CSDS Board of Regents for NAID, Brock’s service has helped bring forth the industry’s first textbook on Information Destruction principles.
There is a difference between being a NAID Member, and being NAID AAA Certified. We are AAA Certified with “endorsements for
- Onsite Paper Records Destruction
- Onsite Computer Media Destruction-Physical
- Onsite Non-paper Media Destruction
Originally Certified: 11/15/2010
Certification Expires: 11/30/2017
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