Benefits to Using a Certified NAID Member
There are nearly 2,000 companies in the United States that provide information destruction services. However, not each of these shredding services takes security as seriously as they should. Members of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), including The Shred Authority, operate under strict guidelines and standards. NAID members are trusted resources for information destruction by hundreds of thousands of businesses and organizations.
The NAID Certification Program establishes standards for a secure destruction process in both mobile and plant-based operations. Standards cover such areas as security, employee hiring and screening, the operational destruction process, and general liability insurance ($2,000,000 or more).
|NAID||Certification Requirement||Mobile "AAA"|
|All vehicles used for transfer of client records will have the applicable government inspection for road worthiness on file|
|All vehicles used for transfer of client records will have lockable, securable cabs and lockable, securable fully enclosed boxes|
|Paper Media is destroyed by equipment with the OEM specifications||Pierce and Tear or Pulverized||Screen with 2” diameter holes|
|Micro Media||Equipment must have a screen with cutting mechanism of 1/8” maximum dimension or less|
Upon successful completion of an evaluation audit, the NAID Member is issued a certificate, showing the company name, type of operations and the specific media destruction activity performed at the location.
The Shred Authority is NAID Certified for Mobile & Plant-based Operations endorsed for Paper/Printed Media, Micro Media, Computer Hard Drive & Non-Paper Media destruction, adhering to the stringent security practices and procedures established by the National Association for Information Destruction.